Help needed with Optimus 182

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  1. Heering80

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    Just received a new-to-me Optimus 182 from mail yesterday. My intention is to prepare it for actice duty (of some level) to be used in our camper truck some day. The thing needs some attention to work nicely, so I'm here to get some help.

    I have purchased some washers and small things from the Fettlingbox some years ago. They are meant for these kind of burners, I think. But now I'm having trouble tightening the burner back with a new washer. Is it normal that the nut has to be screwed really really tight before the burner gets in contact with the riser tube? I'm using Washer NAB02 and it feels a bit thick..

    This stove seem to have Radius burners, so it's not original. Are there any known compatibility issues that could cause this tightening issue?

    In addition to that problem, I'm going to need a tool for removing the NRV from at least another tank..

    Now I'm off to lend my friend's ultrasound washer. Maybe that'll get the juices flowing a bit better.
     
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    Oh, the fettlebox doesn't seem to carry NRV removal tools. Any idea where I could get one? Or what do you use to make it loose?
     
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    @Heering80

    Welcome to Classic Camp Stoves. NRV removal tools can to be found on ebay.
    Or you can make them yourself as link from Kerophile shows.

    Bjørn
     
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    Now there are tool + washers coming my way.
     
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    Bumping up an old thread. The stove has been sitting in my cave for couple of years now because I can't seem to find seals for this model. There are some kits in the fettlebox, but I haven't found the correct one for this model. The filler tank seals with the hole in the middle aren't wide enough in the kits I've ordered.

    Could someone point me towards the right direction? These have been fixed on this forum, so someone must know whete to find the parts. Or have you made them by yourself?
     
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    Burner washers aren't the problem. I cant remember when I asked, but it might have been for the same stow. It's completely in parts still.
     
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    What are the dimensions of the washers you want?

    Cheers

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    I guess I need every other kind of washer than the burner ones.

    Filler cap: od 23 id 9, 2 pcs
    Fuel gauge: od 21 id 15, 4 pcs
    New NRV's
    Burner jet lead washers

    I'm not sure if the fuel gauge washers are both made of rubber, or should the other one be something else. Assuming there should be washers both side of the glass..
     
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    Thank you for these.

    The fuel gauge washers were really thin material, not o-rings. I guess I'll just go to the closest sealings provider and ask if they can come up with something.

    I've been in the middle of moving to another city, so stoves haven't been my top priority. I try to refocus in the future, promise.
     
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    Other burner needs a new seal still but looking good.