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Old 10-18-2007, 12:52 PM   #1
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Does Xikar do warranty replacements in the store?

My Executive lighter has gone heels up again. Don't really want to send it back for a third time. I am using good fuel. It just keeps plugging. RRRRggghhhhhh
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Old 10-18-2007, 02:07 PM   #2
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you know...i have the same lighter...and it sucks...it doesn't light half the time, or it takes 182 clicks to get it to stay lit.
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Old 10-18-2007, 03:32 PM   #3
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i have the same lighter and i LOVE it. it lights every time. I use Colibri tripple refined butane. never had a problem.
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Old 10-18-2007, 03:38 PM   #4
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same stuff here. The problem I think is that Xikar did not design the executive. I have seen them with other generic names etc on them for $10. I know if you use super heap fuel, it will get clogged up, but the colibri is good stuff.
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Old 10-18-2007, 05:58 PM   #5
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I haave the same lighter, use the canned air to clean it out. If you do that on a regular basis, you will never have a problem.
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Old 10-18-2007, 06:13 PM   #6
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you just blow out the burner assembly?
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Old 10-18-2007, 06:45 PM   #7
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I have a couple of Executive lighters and have never had any problems with them. I use Vector fuel in them. It is supposedly refined 5 times. I had problems with Colibri fuel in another make of lighter and don't use it any more.

If it I were you I would send it back with a note saying that you would like it replaced with another model lighter since you have returned it a couple of times before and it still has problems.
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Old 10-19-2007, 05:54 AM   #8
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I also have the executive. Whenever I have lighting problems (never ignites), I get a can of compressed air, depress the button to open the top without igniting, and then just blow out the burner assembly thoroughly. Works like a charm every time, and burns like new again.

My fuel is the colibri or triple refined butanes.
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Old 10-19-2007, 07:05 AM   #9
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Yes blowing out the burner with some compressed air as well as bleeding it and refilling are the clear way to go. Xikar will warranty the lighter for a lifetime. You just send it back and they send you a new one.

On a side note, I slurged and bought the prometheus travel lighter. I will never own another lighter for the rest of my life. I had one issue with a plug and simply swaped out to a new fuel tank for $10.00 and the lighter was as good as new. It has also been convenient to have extra tanks in my pocket filled and ready when I go out at night. Beats lugging around a big can of fuel. Just my .02
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Old 10-21-2007, 04:45 PM   #10
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Xikar is the only company with a true lifetime warranty.

Prometheus will fix your lighter if you pay them 20 bucks plus shipping to get it to them. This turns your 80 dollar lighter into a 100 dollar one. Then in 3 months when it dies again. You get to pay them another 20 bucks, and so on and so on until maybe the Dupont becomes cheap. You can tell I have issues with Mr. Park's product.

The only lighters that I have bought that have been reliable with minimal work on my part have been the XiKars. My B&M will replace it with a new one for either 5 or 10 dollars. I think it depends on which model it is.

The crack torch lighter I bought at Home Dept has been the best overall value. It was $8.50 with tax. That included a new bottle or fuel too. Kinda hard to take it out on the town though......unless your a crack addict.
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