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  1. efrain-PR

    Mara X

    The 18g and 20g VST (and any smaller) will fit the Lelit bottomless and spouted portafilter I have them, but the 22g is a no go to “tall”.
  2. efrain-PR

    Mara X

    The 22g VST doesn’t fit the Lelit portafilter handle, the spouted one or the bottomless (it’s tapered at the bottom it would not snap in) I bough another non OEM bottomless portafilter since the vendor wouldn’t take the 22g back.
  3. efrain-PR

    Mara X

    Its fits, with Lelit portafilter, bottomless 18g and 20g VST basket fits, don’t go bigger, on spouted 18g VST basket or less.
  4. efrain-PR

    Mara X

    I used felt pads and I also bought an offset funnel. Basic Oil Funnel - Engine, Fluids, Gasoline, Liquids, Kerosene Funnel with Flexible Spout Extension https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00RTLUPVC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_Fsm.Eb8JV2XQT Works great.
  5. efrain-PR

    Mara X

    I also have this one got it from Amazon USA. Great tool.
  6. efrain-PR

    Mara X

    Here is a video from Lelit servicing a Mara X
  7. efrain-PR

    Mara X

    The shot protection really works. The other day I was experimenting with the flow control, and didn’t pay attention to that I was pulling consecutive shots and the amount of water used. I finished my espresso shot, then I was going to do a quick flush of the shower screen to remove any left over coffee grounds and Mara X wouldn’t do it , so I check the water tank and it was empty, partially refill it and, went right to ready, no warmup period required.
  8. efrain-PR

    Mara X

    Dave that’s exactly the first thing I do every morning, since I have mine on a smart switch and may sleep longer than planned, and the steam boiler pressure is showing 1 bar.
  9. efrain-PR

    Mara X

    Could anyone please let me know the total length of the MaraX, from the front of the front feet to the back of the back feet? Thank you. Front feet to back feet is 15 inches. Front edge to back edge is 16 1/8 inches.
  10. efrain-PR

    Mara X

    Finally added the Lelit Flow Control Kit to my Mara X. I did remove the bottom drain spring and cam shaft on the recommendation by Lelit, added the pre infusion spring and holder that comes with the kit. Technically the Mara X E61 brew head now has the same components as the Biancas E61 brew head. I also replaced the brewhead dispersion screen with the Biancas screen, the difference between the two is the screen itself has a tighter mesh than the original Mara X screen. The original pre infusion spring is softer (less tension) than the one in the kit, the original drain spring has a similar t
  11. efrain-PR

    Mara X

    Did you remove the drain spring and cam from the lower part of the group head ? The Bianca doesn’t have it. The Lelit flow kit has a spring to replace the pre infusion spring and holder.
  12. efrain-PR

    Mara X

    Thanks for letting me know, Ill see what my flow is when I install the Bianca kit this week. If its stay above 5 ml/s probably won’t need touch the OPV.
  13. efrain-PR

    Mara X

    Dave, thanks for the prompt reply. Should I increase it to match the Bianca or is 5.3 ml/s still good for Flow profiling? To increase it on the OPV should I remove the plastic tube from the valve or at the opposite side?
  14. efrain-PR

    Mara X

    Dave, I measured my Mara X water flow and its 5.3 ml/s and the machine pressure is 10 Bars with the blind basket in the portafilter, wanted to do this before I install the Lelit Bianca Flow Control Kit So I can check the differences if any after the flow control kit is installed. The Bianca flow is 6.5 ml/s. If I increase the OPV pressure to 11 Bars will the water flow increase? I wouldn’t do it until I measure the water flow with the control kit if it decreases from 5.3 ml/s .
  15. efrain-PR

    Mara X

    I have the same problem, bought a funnel with a long arm (about 8 inches) on amazon, also available from auto part stores, where I can fill the tank without moving the machine just taking the water tank cover off, and avoiding getting water into outside of the tank. I also added felt pad under the feet, so i can slide it when I need to clean the tank or replace the filter. If you slide without the feltpads the rubber part of the feet comes off, it happens to me I had to use gorrilla glue to fix it.
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