MSR Standard Fuel Pump

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MSR has always made great lightweight stoves but have…

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MSR has always made great lightweight stoves but have made terrible pumps. I have been through three generations of pumps. The first generation came apart on a winter trip scattered fuel everywhere and set the snow on fire. Tabs holding the pump handle broke off.

The second generation also breaks tabs but at least it didn't set me on fire. It also simmered well. The third generation (shown here) switched to a rubber cup instead of leather so it seizes in hot desert weather.

You have to oil it often. The check valves fail easily. It will not simmer. Nor does it turn off properly leaving the stove burning at a low level. You have to blow it out to be sure. It also has weak plastic threads that strip easy. It no longer has an O ring on the bottle so it will eventually leak in your pack.

The second generation pump was the best of a bad lot but this new one is worthless.

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Self-purging pump features improved threads for added durability, is easy to adjust and won't leak when you remove it from the stove after cooking.


MSR Standard Fuel Pump for StoveThe MSR Standard Fuel Pump for Stove is a great way to make sure that while you are going out camping with family and friends, rest assured that your camping stove will work reliably and not let anyone down. It's made from a special glass-reinforced polymer that ensures that it is lightweight and prolongs its utility. This self-surging pump has improved threads to increase the pump strength, thereby increasing its durability. The threads also make sure that there is no leakage when you remove it after cooking. It's made specifically for all MSR liquid-fuel stoves and maximizes their performance. The ideal choice for all your rugged camping trips, the MSR Standard Fuel Pump for Stove.

- SunnySports

Upgrade your camping stove with the MSR Fuel Pump. Durable fiberglass-reinforced polymer material doubles the pump strength while keeping down overall weight. MSR's innovative valve improves flame control, so you get a more precise flame for your MSR liquid-fuel stoves.


The MSR Fuel Pump is the lightest, most reliable pump on the market. Redesigned to improve the performance of all MSR liquid-fuel stoves, like the MSR WhisperLite. It offers unmatched durability, easier field maintenance, and superior flame control for more cooking options than ever. Keep your MSR stove going strong with this fuel pump. Weight: 2.3 oz / 69 g. Made in Seattle, Washington, USA

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