I inherited an Integra with my house 3 years ago. It's currently of an age where it seems to be ready for more than the usual maintenance. So far all I've done is clean out the heat exchanger, ash catch, combustion motor, exhaust pipes. I've also replaced the OEM Auger motor with a sturdier aftermarket job since the gearbox attached to the first one went kaput. There doesn't seem to be any dealer within driving range interested in servicing this thing. I don't mind doing it myself but I could use a bit of instruction. I've searched around on the web but haven't found a great thread/web resource that covers everything I'm looking for. Looking for general knowledge on this unit from anyone who's been running it a while. No need to directly answer any/all of my questions below. I've heard these things run forever, well mine is 6 years old and needs help but the user manual is useless in this respect and I don't speak German. Anyone know if Lucky gives out tech support for these things?  0) I always assumed this was an Integra II because it was "newer", and manufactured by Rika. Am I assuming correctly? I've seen people post pictures of the serial sticker (just like mine) and refer to it as an Integra II but I'm not really sure. [/edit] a) Anyone know a really nice parts retailer who will be willing to impart knowledge and time in exchange for not nickel and diming on parts? [if a, don't worry about the rest, I can bother the dealer] b) I'm pretty sure I need a new doorseal, heat exchanger gasket, ash door gasket, combustion motor housing gasket. What else am I missing? c) What should I grease/inspect? d) This this makes awful sounds when it runs, its got worse over the past 3 years but it was never great. Sounds like vibration has loosened up some parts and they're just making a racket all the time. I don't really know how to figure out what it is since I only run the thing "put together", and when I take it apart to look around the thing isn't running. Any ideas? I would think some washers / tightened bolts / heat resistant caulk would fix this all up. e) Starter doesn't work anymore, last year I started it using 92% isopropyl alcohol all year. Effective but I can't help thinking this is dangerous, especially considering if my timing isn't just right the house fills up with smoke. What do I need to replace there? f) I've seen really vague references to a remote thermostat that can be coupled with this thing. Anyone know if its just on/off or if it actually adjusts the fuel rate? I'd happily shell out for automatic operation.  g) Don't fault me for not using the search box, I've obviously already done that; if I wanted to waste a few hours I could do that with my hands and knees crawling inside the unit and not worry about what might or might not be in this forum after a half day of reading. I'd really love to see some links from here to the best threads, it would be great if us Integra owners could consolidate the knowledge contained in this forum. [/edit] Firmware is v1.28, is there a way to get it up to v1.33 without swapping boards?