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I am looking for information on the durablity...

I am looking for information on the durablity of the stove as an expedition stove. This would involve heavy usage. I understand that routine cleaning comes with this style of usage. Reviews have jumped from 2007 to 2012 era. Will this stove be able to handle the usage? Optimus says it will, I called and had a chat. I do not want any advice on other stoves such as a dragonflies, xgk’s or primus omnifuels, I have owned all 3. I am looking for a more reliable stove without breakable parts and the ability to simmer as well as melt snow. Reviews have jumped from 2007 to 2012 era. I am looking for someone that might own this stove and have some knowledge for the 2010 era stoves.

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My Optimus Nova has not ben super reliable. I got it last summer and it has been on two week long trips and four extended weekend trips. I'm having trouble getting the pump leather to seal well, even with the official grease that came with it and also olive oil. :) It seems that I only get pressure at the bottom of the stroke. Also, I plugged the ceramic fuel filter and had to replace it. I thought I only used clean white gas, but I certainly could have been the fault of the problem. Unfortunately, I need to spend $15 to get a set of spares that only includes one more filter. They should have something that is cleanable.

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I should add that the manual is great. I would have been toast without it.