200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.

TheJoeBob44
Okay, first, thanks to everyone for the help in getting the valve unstuck.  A little love from the heat gun and it opened right up.  I tried some Coleman white gas and eventually got a flame, but had to pump 50 or 60 times.  A few more times and I got both burners going and snapped a victory pic! 

However, it doesn't seem strong like a strong flame and I had to pump pretty regularly to get them the size you see here.  So, I think it's likely wise to change the fuel cap gasket, and I'll oil the pump.  Any advice beyond this?  Should I take the valve and generator apart, clean everything out with solvent of some sort and reassemble?  Are there other gaskets to be aware of inside those particular parts that will need to be replaced?  Any other ideas to bring it up to top form?  Also, in buying a gasket or replacing pieces, are they generally universal or every piece unique to the model?  

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Joe Niccum
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TheJoeBob44
Some of that previous post got cut off:  Sorry for tons of questions but I'm in uncharted waters here!
Joe Niccum
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Majicwrench
If you have not changed cap gasket you need to do so. An Oring from the auto parts store will work fine. The smallest pressure loss is bad news, and is why you had to pump it so much, and so often. 

I would not take things apart. Cap gasket. If you want to see, spray some soapy water around cap and watch the bubble.
Keith
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D421
Great advice from Keith. Need to address any leaks first.  Also get the pump leather oiled so it is working efficiently. 
I assume you are turning the pump handle to the right after pumping.  There is a check valve but they do not seal 100 percent and it is necessary to turn the pump handle to the right after pumping.
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austin65uri
If you should forget to turn the lighting lever down after a minute or so, you'll be continually loosing pressure rapidly as it burns.
Bill.
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hikerduane
Ya need to sell it unless that is yours on the bay.
Duane
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StanDahl
If it turns out that there is an issue with the fuel/air tube being plugged by old gasoline, do NOT take the valve out of the tank unless you are willing to risk breaking the bung loose. Soak the inside with denatured alcohol to dissolve the old fuel residue. I spun a bung on a 419 once. It was repaired, but that doesn't work out well for the paint. Many Coleman fuel tanks are interchangeable, but the 419 fuel tank is unique. 
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Scouterjan
I agree with Stan above. The bungs on these are only soft soldered and spin out really easy. Dont ask me how I know
Jan


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