After replacing the filler cap gasket and the wick, this stove burned very well. I did have a lot of trouble getting it primed. It took 3 fills of the priming cup with alcohol before it finally got hot enough to take off. This case has been re-painted. I can see the tell-tale signs of the familiar old green in a couple of spots, but whoever painted it did a good job, so I might just keep it as it is.