After several years of storage I dug out my old 3278 Himalaya to investigate the notion of adapting it to my trangia kit. Well I guess I always worried a little about the flex hose between the pump and burner, as it is getting up there in the years and I can’t see the rubber condition for the stainless steel braid. As I was inspecting it I noticed some rubbery schmoo coming through the braid, it’s flexible and clear like caulk. I can’t recall if it was always like that but I’m a bit nervous to use it. The primus USA website is rubbish and I can’t find a supplier for a replacement hose in the states. Any suggestions? I put in a call to brunton support but got no reply yet. Anyone ever replace such a hose? Could use a stainless braided fuel line for a race car I suppose, if I can find the right size.