I have an old MSR white gas stove. The kind that has a hose that goes into a pump that you prime. You attach everything and open the valve and a small amount of gas goes into a small pan beneath the burner. You burn that small amount to heat up the element. You then turn the gas on and light the burner. I haven't used this thing in over 15 years. I still have some gas in my MSR bottle (again 15 years old). I tried to fire the thing up, no luck. Here is what I did:
1) Screwed the prime pump onto the Bottle
2) attached the stove hose to the pump
3) Pumped the primer about a dozen times
4) Opened the valve to get some gas on the pan under the burner
Nothing happened. A little gas leaked at the valve, I could hear air coming out but no gas.
What am I doing wrong? Can I take the stuff into an REI and have them look at it? Any tips, wisdom, or insight would be greatly appreciated