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    San Marino CKX needing help

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    Hi Everyone,

    Long time lurker, avid reader and first time serious poster here.

    Ive recently acquired a second hand San Marino CKX and I was wondering if there was anyone who had a pdf copy of the manual they were willing to share? :)

    Im looking at changing the shower screen and the gasket. Is there anything I should also be looking at doing for a second hand machine?

    The San Marino also has a 5-hole steam tip, has anyone tried changing the steam tip to one with fewer holes? Or better yet changing the entire steam wand, I find it sits a little too close to the machine.

    Thanks
    eves

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    Re: San Marino CKX needing help

    hi eves
    the parts you want are available from coffee parts, the group seals, shower and steam seals are the same as the san marino commercial machine

    any technical info is very hard to get
    graham

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    Re: San Marino CKX needing help

    Hi eves,
    as mentioned above, head over to the coffeeparts website and work your way through the exploded views of your machine. You will find all the part you will ever need. If in doubt just phone or email them for help. I too recently acquired a San Marino and coffeeparts has been awesome in supplying all the little odds and ends needed to refurbish her. I have been unable to find any documentation on my machine at all although its not really needed when you have the exploded views from coffeeparts.
    I dont use milk so i havent needed to look into the steaming stem. My machine also has a 5 hole milk froth wand.

    enjoy your machine...


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    Re: San Marino CKX needing help

    Hi

    Thanks for your replies Graham and Javanation, I have already bought the seals and the shower screen from coffeeparts and they just arrived today! Ive just finished fitting them in. The gasket was so stubborn and took me ages to get out. I did some research and found that screws did the trick. Thank god for coffee forums!

    I havent made a coffee in my San Marino just yet, I thought Id leave something special for tomorrow!

    Ill keep you updated!

    The San Marino just dominates my bench



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    Re: San Marino CKX needing help

    gotta love all the shiny stainless steel...

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    Re: San Marino CKX needing help

    Great line-up eves.... 8-)

    Gonna keep pretty fit polishing all that gleaming bling ;) ;D,

    Mal.

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    Re: San Marino CKX needing help

    Quote Originally Posted by Javanation link=1215694924/0#4 date=1215834809
    gotta love all the shiny stainless steel...
    Ahh.. Its pleasing to the eyes!

    Not so much for the ears of my housemates whose bedroom is right behind that wall, especially at 6 in the morning.

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    Re: San Marino CKX needing help

    I like. Very nice.

    The San Marino must have been really heavy, hope that you had a friend to help you out when you bought it. ;)

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    Re: San Marino CKX needing help

    Quote Originally Posted by E-Gene link=1215694924/0#7 date=1215886286
    I like. Very nice.

    The San Marino must have been really heavy, hope that you had a friend to help you out when you bought it. ;)
    I did! He actually drove me there to pick it up and carried it to and from the car. Such a great guy! :) Thanks E-Gene!

    Youre coming over for a play on the machine, Im getting a new steam wand, hopefully it makes steaming milk a lot easier. This current steam wand is too short. I get soft fluffy peaks, not exactly what I want in my latte.

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    Re: San Marino CKX needing help

    The CKX looks like great value! Also the plumbed in option is standard.

    Can anyone confirm the basket size, 53mm I think??

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    Re: San Marino CKX needing help

    Nope, its 58mm. Its not an E61 group head but I believe that the group head is similar to that of the Silvias.

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    Re: San Marino CKX needing help

    Quote Originally Posted by Mal link=1215694924/0#5 date=1215849579
    Great line-up eves.... 8-)

    Gonna keep pretty fit polishing all that gleaming bling ;) ;D,

    Mal.

    Hi Mal, yes, I did attempt to do some polishing yesterday, lots and lots of polishing... I am looking forward to getting my new longer steam wand and making some decent microfoam.

    Aedion, E-Gene is right on the money, it is a 58mm. Definitely great value. It doesnt need much of a cooling flush than I originally anticipated.

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    Re: San Marino CKX needing help

    Quote Originally Posted by eves link=1215694924/0#11 date=1216040330
    Aedion, E-Gene is right on the money, it is a 58mm. Definitely great value. It doesnt need much of a cooling flush than I originally anticipated.
    58mm, that is great *:) Thanks Guys.

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    Re: San Marino CKX needing help

    The CKX has the flexibility of using either reservoir, or being plumbed-in.



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