Upgraded to a profiling machine so;
This total refurbed 2005 Classic is for sale.
I've had this machine around 5 months and when I got it I started on a total refurbishment.
I totally stripped down the machine.
The OPV was seized in position, first job was to buy a new one and replace it and eventually set it to 9.5 bar.
The solenoid was working ok but I stripped it down and cleaned it out and replaced bolts and o rings
I removed the main switch bank to access the boiler and that fell apart! A new switch bank ordered and fitted.
The group head was chipped where the portafilter slots in. I bought a 2006 machine at a good price and I swapped the head and boiler from the 2006 model with the 2005. The 2006 model with the 2005 boiler and head fitted was still acceptable as the head group although chipped, still sealed under pressure, and I then sold the 2006, cheaply on ebay, pointing out its problem.
The 'new' boiler and group head was descaled and fitted with all new bolts and gaskets. I fitted a blue cafelat head gasket, new boiler gasket and a new brass shower head, new bolts and also a new shower screen.
Fitted a new Invensys CP3A 85W pump and a new rubber Eaton support for it's damping.
The MrShades PID was procured and fitted, both brew and steam SSR's fitted and are fully operational. At the moment the PID case is loose on top of the cup holder as I hadn't quite decided where I wanted to permanently mount it with the double sided tape. That can be up to the new owner, although it is fully operational like it is. I have the tape to send. I have the case sitting on an insulated 'sandwich' of my own making that greatly reduces any latent heat reaching the PID case.
The machine has been back flushed with just a few coffees made since, and is running perfectly
Rancilio wand mod is fitted also.
It comes with the original portafilter in good condition. A new botomless portafilter, both of them have double filter baskets.
There's also a blind basket for backflushing or checking the OPV pressure.
A walnut handled tamper and also a magnetic stand and round mirror to watch the coffee dispensing from the bottomless portafilter, without needing to bend down.
around £250 spent on parts not including the initial £150 cost of the machine or the cost of the 2006 machine.
I will accept £234 and £15 for the insured postage.
Sorry no offers
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Pictures to come tomorrow (Thursday 2/4/2020)