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    Rancilio Silvia Lugs too thick?

    My brother has a V2 Silvia he bought second hand a few years ago, and it came with a portafilter with part number 20-112-010. With or without a basket in the portafilter it is extremely hard to turn after insertion, to pull a shot he can only rotate it about 0.5-1cm at the group head and has to hold it in because it's fallen out and exploded coffee everywhere a couple of times.

    Is this the right portafilter for the V2? Can I just file the lugs down a bit?

    Also the basket is a 40-100-010, what is the recommended dose?

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    Quote Originally Posted by level3ninja View Post
    My brother has a V2 Silvia he bought second hand a few years ago, and it came with a portafilter with part number 20-112-010. With or without a basket in the portafilter it is extremely hard to turn after insertion, to pull a shot he can only rotate it about 0.5-1cm at the group head and has to hold it in because it's fallen out and exploded coffee everywhere a couple of times.

    Is this the right portafilter for the V2? Can I just file the lugs down a bit?

    Also the basket is a 40-100-010, what is the recommended dose?
    Could it be that the group gasket is too thick? Maybe they put the wrong one in?

    Try buying a cafelat silicone gasket (the green one is for Rancilio Silvia) and see how it goes.

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    Worth a shot, thanks. Ordered!

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    Sounds more than likely something to do with incorrect thickness gasket or similar. Even without using the silicone ones , the standard ( correct ) rubber gasket should never make the group handle overly tight to pull around.

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    One of the lugs seems straight, the other one doesn't. Both sides some wear through the chrome.
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    Apparently the new gasket sorted everything out, cheers!

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