Replacement Magnetic Cleaning Needle For Old Optimus Nova?

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  1. Lifelist United States

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    Hi,

    I have an old Optimus Nova (has the steel hex nut on bottom of burner and CEJN connector; and made in Sweden) and recently lost the cleaning needle. I was doing maintenance while camping and it fell in the dirt under the picnic table. I spent a couple of hours looking for it until I gave up. Must have bounced or gotten buried.

    My question is, will the needle in the large spares kit for the current Nova fit my stove? I want to know before I try to purchase the kit. Is there any source for just the needle? (Unlikely, I know...)

    Thanks.
     
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    Welcome to CCS.

    I have not tried the replacement.
    Someone will be along that has.
     
  3. Tron

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    It will fit. So will the included jet, there is only one jet for the Novas. I think the needle was altered at some point, but it will fit both old and new. I have two old ones, and have had a couple of the current ones. The jet/needle in my Optimus Polaris look the same as well.

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    Excellent. Thanks for the information.
     
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    Just to follow up. It took some effort and patience to actually find someone who had the spare parts kit for a reasonable price and shipping, but I finally got one. The cleaning needle does indeed fit my old Nova. I ordered the Optimus Spare Parts Kit for Nova / Nova+ / Polaris Optifuel; and, this kit had the cleaning needle which fit.