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Thread: Restoring a Rancilio MG/L

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    Restoring a Rancilio MG/L

    Only joined the forum today ,and am restoring a Rancilio MG/L that I Last used back in 2000. There seems to have been some leakage at the lower bolt attaching the element to the boiler. Are there replacement gaskets for this area. any documentation , literature ,parts lists ,manuals etc would be greatly appreciated.
    Stripped down it looks pretty good. The piston had loosened slightly and pushed off the cover plate at the header. No great problem when I figured out the piston just screwed off.
    Wiring is rubber insulated. Is it possible to use plastic insulated in close proximity to the boiler?

    Any ideas gratefully accepted

    Tyrone

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    Hi Tyrone

    Welcome to coffee-snobs, and nice machine!! I know of one of them restored down in Melbourne, send me a PM if you need the details . Do you have any pics of the boiler etc, there may be some parts available, when i restored my later model Z9, some parts from other models fit . If not, it is always possible to make a boiler gasket, or get one made.

    For the wiring, silicon coated is best, but most plastic coated wiring is ok, depending on the rating . If you buy it from a good electrical supply store, they can usually tell you what temperature its rated to

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    Will have to take some pics and then figure how to put them up.

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    Once you hit 5 posts you should be able to attach up to 5 pictures per post.

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    I take it that 5 is a prerequisite to be allowed to post pics , having absolutely no reference to my ability to do such a thing ...?!
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