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StevePeel

Member since Aug 2014 • Last active Jun 2019
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    Should just be the pad seal in the tap, usually pretty straightforward to dismantle. If you can get the seal out without destroying it you can just turn it around and reinstall.

    Edit, not that straightforward it turns out, but doable. Good guide here.
    https://singletrackworld.com/forum/topic­/gaggia-classic-owners-leaking-steam-val­ve/

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    Brilliant, thank you. Looked it up on YouTube and the coding part looked scary, I’ll take it to a bimmer specialist.

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    With a kit or dismantler parts? Was it a reasonably achievable DIY job for someone who’s generally handy but often finds cars a headache?

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    Anyone have any experience retro fitting cruise control, either the third party new kits or breaker parts from a higher specced model?

    Also the new 1-series beemer being so far removed from everything that made them fun, do you reckon the 1st gen cars might be due a small surge in demand?

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    Yup. 24mpg is doing well for me.
    Mine’s an 06 non-MSport and it’s right comfy, great wheel travel for B-roads. Have to put traction control onto DTC (sport mode if you like) on a bumpy road else it just robs all the power. Open diff too which I think the Z4 shares so when it gets loose it gets really loose, probably better in that car though as you’re sat right over the axle.

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    That 3.0 n/a engine is an absolute peach, sounds glorious and pulls like a train to the redline. I’d love one in a Z4, mine’s a 130i

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    Hi all, long time no forumenging, this business business swallows forum time don't it?
    Some lovely setups going on in these pages and thanks for all the nice comments about the coffee.
    We did an event for Der Ronde - Coffee & Cobbles, 30 mile roadie ride round the northamptonshire countryside, plus a 10 mile family friendly ride for those wanting to take it easy plus all the folk on frankenbikes, then silly races up the cobbled street next to the shop, then to the pub with Flanders on a big screen and pukka belgian catering. Great fun all round, we'll probably do PR next year.
    Also just came back from Barcelona where I discovered Morrow Coffee, they roast in the shop and their stuff's delicious.

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    Nice one thank you. I’ve bought replacement burrs after talking to the Mahlkonig distributors, if that doesn’t do the trick then at least I’ve got a spare set. I’m not sure the current ones didn’t get mashed into each other at some point.

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    Anyone using an EK43 with coffee burrs - where about on the adjustment are you grinding for pour over? The reason I ask is that ever since I had the machine, filter grinding starts at approx 2 o’clock on the dial for an 18g 1 cup brew (no.2 on my scale) and ends at 2.5 for a 36g 2 cup. Cafetière brewing is at 5.5, or about 11 o’clock on the dial, leaving about 270deg of redundant adjustment and a frustratingly small scale of adjustment for filter grinding. I’ve seen people grinding espresso nowhere near zero and french press towards the end of the scale. Are my burrs damaged? Would planar alignment make such a big difference? I’ve probably only put about 600kg through the machine.
    Any help appreciated, @matisse could you shed any light? Cheers.

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    SOLD.
    My golf’s for sale £1500 for forumengers. Help me buy a 130i.
    MOT April, 99500 miles. 1.8GL Auto. Leaks oil. Is nice. Has selvedge dye on drivers seat. Yep.

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