MSR Standard Fuel Pump
Price Paid: $35
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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This is the lightest, most reliable pump on the market, redesigned to improve the performance of all MSR liquid-fuel stoves. It offers unmatched durability, easier field maintenance, and superior flame control for more cooking options than ever.
The MSR Standard Fuel Pump is a testament to MSR's commitment to reliability and service. As tinkerers who abuse gear, we love that MSR's stoves are easy to service and parts are easy to source. If your fuel pump has bitten the dust or you're looking to upgrade an older model, you've come to the right place as MSR's Fuel Pumps are the lightest, most reliable pump on the market. Replace or upgrade old fuel pumps on MSR stoves Rugged design incorporates fiberglass-reinforced polymer, which doubles its strength Innovative valve improves flame control, while seal is easier to maintain Standard fuel pump is compatible with the MSR WhisperLite series and XGK stoves Not compatible with the MSR DragonFly stove Made in Seattle
The lightweight MSR Standard Fuel Pump has been redesigned for greater durability and improved performance.
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. Improves performance of all MSR liquid-fuel stoves. Glass-reinforced polymer material is lightweight and durable. Great to have on hand as a spare for those just-in-case situations in the backcountry. Now includes replacement windscreen. For use with MSR WhisperLite(TM), WhisperLite Internationale(TM), WhisperLite Universal; SimmerLite(TM), and XGK(TM) stoves.