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Hello not sure if anyone still uses this forum, I similar to the last person's thread, had a delonghi which died from over use after a couple of years, with the run up to Christmas trying to save money and desperate for a decent coffee I have bought an old Coffee Gaggia 1998, not the classic, apparently it suffers from air locks if not used regularly (wont be a problem). Are there any tips out there, as this is a 20 year old machine? can you still get parts, can you upgrade the steam wand? and whats the advantage.

Regards David

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Sounds similar to my Gaggia... Do you have a picture at all?


1995 'Coffee Gaggia' with full Gaggia Classic conversion, DIY PID Controller, OPV set to 9bar, Silvia steam wand, Botomless PF, VST 15g Basket, Motta 58mm Tamper and Ascaso I-Mini grinder

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Ah, not quite the same as my current one, but my first Gaggia was one of those. Yes, the Rancilio Silvia steam wand is a great upgrade and will be a lot better at steaming milk. Make sure you clean the outlet valve every now and then (13mm socket required). Lots of spares still available too.


1995 'Coffee Gaggia' with full Gaggia Classic conversion, DIY PID Controller, OPV set to 9bar, Silvia steam wand, Botomless PF, VST 15g Basket, Motta 58mm Tamper and Ascaso I-Mini grinder

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Thank you, I was just reading your post of converting one to a Classic, hope all goes well. If looked after will the Gaggia be up to it, I got it cheap, so I dont mind replacing a few parts?

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