How to Refill a Zippo Lighter With Gas Lighter Fluid

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Zippo BLU lighters, unlike most other Zippo products, use butane gas as fuel. The lighter features sturdy metal construction, flint wheel ignition and a fuel indicator level. When the lighter runs low, you'll need to refill it with Zippo-branded, or otherwise premium-grade butane fuel. Unlike windproof varieties, you should not attempt to remove the lighter insert from the case to refuel the Zippo BLU.

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Things you need

  • Premium-grade butane gas lighter fuel

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  1. 1

    Invert the lighter and locate the fill valve on the base of the unit.

  2. 2

    Insert the nozzle of the inverted butane can into the fill valve and depress it two to three times with firm, even pressure.

  3. 3

    Check the fuel gauge on the side of the lighter and make sure that there is more than 1/8-inch of fuel measured.

  4. 4

    Let the lighter sit for two minutes before you attempt to light it.

Tips and warnings

  • The best way to view the fuel gauge window is upside down, when you are fuelling the lighter.
  • Not using premium grade butane fuel may result in poor performance and void the guarantee if complications develop.
  • Do not tamper with the screw next to the fill valve, as this will void the guarantee.

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