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coleman sportster

Post by FN19 » Tue Oct 22 2019 13:36

any where near Glasgow I can take my stove to get it fixed

was working fine one minute turned it off and couldn`t get it to light again think it just needs a good clean or somethings blocked in it

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Re: coleman sportster

Post by Cyprio » Tue Oct 22 2019 15:05

Most common fault is the generator either jet blocked or wire broken. Easy to take off and simple to replace.
Worth draining fuel into a clean bowl to check for water or debris in tank.
Here's a link for generator plenty of outdoor centres sell them.
(Just for reference first company that came up in Google).
Just check your model no. On colemans site. A few threads on here about them.
https://wowcamping.co.uk/productDetail/ ... no-201066/

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Re: coleman sportster

Post by Bob Barker » Tue Oct 22 2019 21:08

Contact these folks:-

McScott
5 Gavinburn Place
Old Kilpatrick
Clydebank
West Dunbartonshire
G60 5JP

They should be able to help solve the problem. :smile: :thumbs:
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Post by Derek Kelly » Tue Oct 22 2019 21:13

Try topping it up with fresh petrol and priming. Last winter on a trip had same problem every time I needed to cook. Had to clean the generator with sandpaper and petrol, lit the the excess petrol then used a mini jet torch lighter to remove any soot and heat the generator before using again. Last winter didnt treat the petrol with additives and it showed.
Normally I use dipetane, reddex would do too.
This winter I'll be using aspen 4 fuel, and bringing a spare DIY meth spirit burner as back up

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Post by Duncan Holmes » Tue Oct 22 2019 21:56

Derek Kelly wrote:
Try topping it up with fresh petrol and priming. Last winter on a trip had same problem every time I needed to cook. Had to clean the generator with sandpaper and petrol, lit the the excess petrol then used a mini jet torch lighter to remove any soot and heat the generator before using again. Last winter didnt treat the petrol with additives and it showed.
Normally I use dipetane, reddex would do too.
This winter I'll be using aspen 4 fuel, and bringing a spare DIY meth spirit burner as back up
Aspen 4 makes a massive difference, I wouldn't put anything else in either of mine now.
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Re: coleman sportster

Post by FN19 » Wed Oct 23 2019 00:13

Derek Kelly wrote:
Try topping it up with fresh petrol and priming. Last winter on a trip had same problem every time I needed to cook. Had to clean the generator with sandpaper and petrol, lit the the excess petrol then used a mini jet torch lighter to remove any soot and heat the generator before using again. Last winter didnt treat the petrol with additives and it showed.
Normally I use dipetane, reddex would do too.
This winter I'll be using aspen 4 fuel, and bringing a spare DIY meth spirit burner as back up
that could be the problem ive only been running pure unleaded through it :thumbs: i`ll have a look at a couple of videos online and try sort it

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Re: coleman sportster

Post by FN19 » Wed Oct 23 2019 00:22

Cyprio wrote:
Most common fault is the generator either jet blocked or wire broken. Easy to take off and simple to replace.
Worth draining fuel into a clean bowl to check for water or debris in tank.
Here's a link for generator plenty of outdoor centres sell them.
(Just for reference first company that came up in Google).
Just check your model no. On colemans site. A few threads on here about them.
https://wowcamping.co.uk/productDetail/ ... no-201066/

Andy
it`s a 533 the fuel tank is holding pressure when you pump it up just wasn`t sure how many places/valves that it could have been blocked or prone to blocking

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Post by RAB-HENDO » Sun Dec 01 2019 10:28

Bob Barker wrote:
Contact these folks:-

McScott
5 Gavinburn Place
Old Kilpatrick
Clydebank
West Dunbartonshire
G60 5JP

They should be able to help solve the problem. :smile: :thumbs:
Bob
Is there a phone number available for these folks ?
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Re: coleman sportster

Post by Bob Barker » Sun Dec 01 2019 20:41

Hi Rab, :smile:
I do not have a number for them.
They do have an Ebay shop.

mcscott2005

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/mcscott2005/ ... 7675.l2562

Hope that helps, :thumbs:
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Post by RAB-HENDO » Sun Dec 01 2019 20:46

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Re: coleman sportster

Post by Bigalf78 » Mon Dec 02 2019 08:55

After many years of using and fixing these, i’m willing to bet its the generator, pretty easy fix, fixable on the bankside, until the wire eventually snaps.

On another note, always run them with unleaded, with redex added, always see people on about this aspen gear, but check price and appears cheapest is £20, for 5 litres, at that price surely its much cheaper to run on unleaded and redex and replace eventually??, whats the benefits??

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Post by Malc Green » Mon Dec 02 2019 09:21

Bob Barker wrote:
Hi Rab, :smile:
I do not have a number for them.
They do have an Ebay shop.

mcscott2005

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/mcscott2005/ ... 7675.l2562

Hope that helps, :thumbs:
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Re: coleman sportster

Post by Luce-wizard » Tue Dec 03 2019 19:15

As said above sounds like a generator, try take it off and get it hot sometimes the fuel gets sticky ( don’t worry if it stars burning at the ends )
And also a drop of redex dose work a treat
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Re: coleman sportster

Post by Derek Kelly » Fri Dec 13 2019 23:18

Didnt bother my ass getting aspen at all, or do my usual winter prep of treating petrol with reddex or dipetane til now. Tried the primer. Not a bit of pressure from the primer, reckon it's a dried out pump cup, first bivvy session of winter. Pump assembly or pump cup kits are pricey enough. Found these so should be ok at a fraction of the cost, ordered a couple to have a spare 👍👍
https://fettlebox.co.uk/coleman-pump-leather.html

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