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dbhost
I was fueling and testing a new to me 518b, I noticed my Coleman filter funnel was too big. What can I use for this heater?
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dbhost
I wouldn't have figured this was that odd of a question... 

Perhaps I should elaborate more. The fuel filler arrangement on the 518B is quite a bit different from anything I have ever seen from Coleman before. The threads are really coarse by comparison, and the seal is at the base of the threads in the tank, the opening in the tank itself is just about the inside diameter of the small end of the standard Coleman FIlter Funnel, so that a stanard funnel won't fit in the hole. 

Is the small end of perhaps the Coghlans filter funnel any smaller?

I am trying to avoid fuel spillage while filling this heater is all...
Love my old school Coleman liquid fuel gear. Looking for tips and tricks to make the most of it.
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JimL
I'm having a bit of trouble visualizing what you're describing.   By standard, I'm going to assume you mean an old aluminum funnel.  The current standard is the red plastic fuel funnel which needs a significantly larger opening.  Is the opening like that of a 500?   If so, you could make a funnel from an automotive in-line fuel filter.   It fits the opening of my 500 with plenty of room to spare.  

-Jim

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dbhost
If I could lay hands on the aluminum funnel that'd be great...
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JimL
Which of the various standard funnels that Coleman produced over the years are you calling standard?  🙂   The red plastic one?

-Jim

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dbhost
Yeah, the Red plastic one.  That's basically the same unit I've seen sold for the last while it's been more than 20 years. All of my Coleman white gas equipment that I bought new came with one so I have 3 of them.
Love my old school Coleman liquid fuel gear. Looking for tips and tricks to make the most of it.
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JimL
Got it.  I'm only familiar with the red ones for the past few years.  If you just need something smaller, Walmart has a yellow one for $2 that appears to be small like the aluminum Coleman funnel.  I think the brand is Coghlans.  If you have a Harbor Freight nearby, they often have a four funnel set for under a buck.  You might even find these at the dollar store.  Note that these are non-filter funnels, but I think the smallest one may serve your needs.

For an aluminum Coleman one,  I suggest placing a WTB ad in the classifieds, or begin hitting up yard and estate sales.

-Jim

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dbhost
According to the advertising copy, the Yellow Coghlans one uses a copper screen filter. The only function for me with this would be for this particular heater. No real moving parts to worry about. 

I believe I may actually have one in a box somewhere... Need to look.
Love my old school Coleman liquid fuel gear. Looking for tips and tricks to make the most of it.
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JimL
I don't recall seeing a screen in the funnels so they may not have been Coghlan's.   But yeah, the catalytic won't be critical since its wicking delivers the fuel and if you're using Coleman or Crown fuel, it'll be clean.

-Jim

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Colemannut
Coleman's reasoning for the filter in the funnel is to keep debris and water from being poured into the lantern/lamp/heater/ and etc.
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dbhost
@JimL  I don't recall seeing a screen in them either, but sure enough, the label on the ones they show on the website has a screen. Again, since it is a wicking heater, not like it matters much. And not like I am using pump gas in my Coleman heater...  
Love my old school Coleman liquid fuel gear. Looking for tips and tricks to make the most of it.
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dbhost
Tested my yellow Coghlans tonight. No screen of any sort, and it fits...
Love my old school Coleman liquid fuel gear. Looking for tips and tricks to make the most of it.
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dbhost
Okay 2 items of note.

#1. With my aquisition of the Coleman 425 I also got lucky and it came with a Coleman aluminum filter funnel that works flawlessly with the 518B.  
#2. The Yellow Coghlans funnels available at Walmart have no sort of filter or screen. In all other ways they seem to be more or less a size wise copy of the Coleman aluminum funnel, except of course in plastic, and filterless. 

Is there a way to add a filter to the Coghlans funnel? Is it critical for a heater?
Love my old school Coleman liquid fuel gear. Looking for tips and tricks to make the most of it.
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bowenstudios
I wouldn't think the filter is critical for a heater since there is no generator or orifice to clog. However you could ad one since they are just felt, I belive someone was making a retaining ring out of PVC at one time on here
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