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Topic: MSR Simmerlight fuel Cable, can not back in damged it new one coming< Next Oldest | Next Newest >
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PostIcon Posted on: Apr. 18 2014, 10:28 am  Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

Hi all again

I decided to-do maintains on my MSR Simmlight stove watched the video until I got to the cable got it out but not back in damaged it MSR is send a new one, but it the mean time like to ask the question

1, what is it used for and can you do without it?

2. I have some Bicycle Brake cable would that do it is smaller but it goes in ok, fired it up and it works at home

If anybody has any ideas and thoughts about the cable it would be great like I said MSR have one sending out to be bur could take about six weeks to get up hear to Labrador Canada

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That was a great help!
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MSR's customer service tends to be good: give them a call and ask what it's for?

My take from the cleaning instructions is it's a builtin clog remover:
"8. Scour Fuel Line.
Remove Cable from Fuel Line with
Jet and Cable Tool. Stubborn cables
can be loosened with a common
lubricant (WD-40, Pump Cup Oil, etc.).
Fully reinsert Cable into Fuel Line.
Move Cable in and out with 5-inch
(13-cm) strokes approximately 20 times.

Wipe Cable clean.:

So when bad, contaminated or old fuel is used the fuel line can always be cleared by the builtin cleaning cable. Fuel lines getting clogged with gunk is a classic liquid fuel stove problem.

By the rest of the instructions it doesn't appear integral to the fuel line's integrity so odds are you'd just be chancing an unclearable clog were you to use the stove without it in place.

So if you had to clean the stove for a reason and you use the same fuel or fuel container (maybe with crud at the bottom) you might run into trouble.

Oh and that you couldn't get it back in probably means the line is still blocked by sediment and deposits. Did the cable move easily when you ran it back and forth?
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No it did not must be clog still, this is a great help to me and a great read

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Heres a link to the PDF:

http://media.cascadedesigns.com/pdf/msr_simmerlite_manual_en.pdf
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Big thanks all a great help to me

thanks again

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Great news MSR sent be a new one free of change so up and runing again will make sure that the fuel line is cleaned better and buy better fuel

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Was there any apparent blockage as you ran the new one in?
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