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    La Marzocco GS3 MP

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    Hi,

    Wondering if anyone with an older MP has done the conical valve and manometer upgrade? I think it's around 1k for the parts, and can be installed relatively easily.

    Keen to understand if those that have done it, found it worthwhile and relatively straightforward.

    Thanks Matt

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    Hi MattK

    I had it done just on 12 months ago by Dan at Specht Design who I had seen post on Instagram about an upgrade he had just done to a GS3 MP. I was due to get a service done anyway so the timing was good and I wouldnít have tried to do it myself.

    For me, it has definitely been worthwhile as I run mine off the tank rather than plumbed in. As a result I couldnít previously pre-infuse, so just being able to do that now is great.

    Iíve gone through periods of doing longer pours at 6 bar. Now I generally do a pre-infusion, ramp up and then down. Itís great to be able to do that and play around a little from time to time.

    Cheers

    Phil.

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    Thanks Phil. Very helpful. Will look into this.

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    Iíve done the Strada upgrade prior to the conical valves being available. It does exactly the same thing except that the new conical valves has a wider range of operation as I understand it.

    I prefer the way that the strada mod keeps the gauge orientated perpendicular to the body at all times as opposed to the conical where it rotates with the paddle.

    Would I do it again, yes. Do I still use it, yes. Itís brilliant for the loooooong pre infusions.

    Either option has my vote.



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