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  1. It was a massive undertaking for a first E61 rebuild, all credit to you viva for sticking with it [emoji106] Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
  2. Shelf octopus funnel ,[emoji6] Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
  3. interesting solution 👍, if you do get around to making the tool, just a quick heads up the 62 and 63 pavs have slightly different hole positions to the 64 - 74 with a brass sleeve
  4. Hi I will do some more, but be warned I tend to have a very long turn around, I've got some domestic commitment s that I'm working through at the moment, but will update this thread as soon as I'm back on the case. Cheers Jim Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
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    I will put money on the piston having become loose from the rod, most of the 105s had the plastic piston which is famous for coming loose. If I'm correct then use some PTFE tape on the threads to get a better fit, or fit the brass piston instead. The plastic piston is better for thermal stability in stopping the group overheating so quickly if you do multiple shots, if it's just you the brass ones are fairly cheep. Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
  6. I was thinking more Klaus Nomi - I remember this from the early 80's, been trying to forget it ever since, now its your head, your welcome
  7. Tassimo is the devils arse gravy - I know from bitter bitter experience each time I visit my mother and she presents me with a crap cup of tassimo. best plan bin it and any remaining pods you have and buy an Aeropress or chemex Ultimately Tassimo is the equivalent on the food chain of Processed Cheese Squares Budwieser beer Tins of Spam Fray Bentos Pies I hope I have put you off Tassimo, Im sorry but it needs to be done - there is a world of real coffee out their to explore, dig down on this forum and you wont stay frustrated with plastic coffee 👍 there are endless pundits on here that will help you with your journey but at the moment Tassimo is a dead end and you are missing out. PS If you get rid of your machine, cut the plug off
  8. Fit a gauge, it's the only way to know if you pstat is correct, most are out after a few years of use. For pre infusion, as I understand it at the moment I leave the lever fully raised this lets about 10 seconds of water at 0.6 bar to infuse the puck. After this I bring the lever down but gently with less pressure than the main stroke to pre infuse further, once the first drops fall in the cup I then extract for 30 seconds ,. Works for me anyway As for getting the group up to temp as the boiler has less heat in it, I do a couple of flushes and judge the heat in the group with my hand, less than scientific but I am happy with most shots ,[emoji106] Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
  9. You could turn the pressurestat down a bit - depends if you steam milk or not Im running a Pav at 0.6 bar at the moment,
  10. Ok so after a short hiatus, back to the brass. Much to my surprise after further investigation it turns out the base is made from solid brass sheet and not plated as I thought. What had led me astray was seeing where the lacquer had been damaged showed up as copper coloured making me think that it was a copper plated base coat on steel before the add nickel then brass plate. The good news is that this makes it easier to restore 👍
  11. Tricky to turn - the portafilter handle design has a very thin profile for wood, the original being Bakelite or plastic would take it with its strength but introduce wood into the mix, particularly Olive as in the illustration and I would expect it to break or fracture in use unless it was resin reinforced. For me its a form over function thing, if you go down the route make sure the maker / retailer provides some kind of guarantee 👍
  12. On with the teardown, removing the lock ring with a few careful taps and a three leg oil filter wrench. this allows for a closer look at the discoloured brass, much of it appears to be an oxidised layer under the clear lacquer.
  13. The rusted in circlip actually proved quite straight forward, with a soak in penetrating oil overnight and prying it with a scriber and screwdriver it came out quite easily. next popped the group, piston and shower screen into a jug of pulycaf for the initial clean up.
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