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JetSpeed
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Espresso: PID Silvia
Grinder: Rocky Doserless
Posted Fri Jul 19, 2013, 9:22am
Subject: Silvia Mods
 

I have a 2008 Miss Silvia and I would like to do the Flat Shower head screw/screen mod.
HOW has it been for those who have done it? Is just the screw available?

Also, I was considering updating my portafilter basket with the newer part # 40-100-102. My current basket is a stock # 40-100-10. The newer one seems like its better made all around from Rancilio folks.

Thoughts?  Thank you.
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coffeeee
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Posted Sat Jul 20, 2013, 8:15am
Subject: Re: Silvia Mods
 

hey
for the shower screen you need a screw and you need to change the jetbraker and screen
see here my mod page

40-100-102 is the standard basket that comes with Silvia, it is OK, but I prefer the VST one.
Sorry, never heard of Rancilio 40-100-10 are you sure it is correct #?
I have the 40-100-001 which is a very bad single basket, never used it, I use LM basket for single.

Hope this helps

 
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calblacksmith
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Vac Pot: 40s era Silex
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Posted Sat Jul 20, 2013, 9:09am
Subject: Re: Silvia Mods
 

I don't know how much you want to get into modding but a pid makes a huge improvement in Sylvia.
It isn't hard with one of the several kits out there and you can buy the parts yourself for less money but more engineering.

Search for my thread on a
full Sylvia rebuild with pics.
It links to a thread where I add the pid and as a bonus you see inside your machine, down to every little part

 
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emradguy
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Posted Sat Jul 20, 2013, 10:44am
Subject: Re: Silvia Mods
 

a bottomless pf was posted recently, and may still be available, in the BST forum for $50 shipped.

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Always remember the most important thing is what ends up in your cup!
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JetSpeed
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Joined: 11 Jan 2006
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Location: Towson, MD
Expertise: Just starting

Espresso: PID Silvia
Grinder: Rocky Doserless
Posted Sat Jul 20, 2013, 1:51pm
Subject: Re: Silvia Mods
 

I PID'ed my V2 machine w/a Delta PID years ago, but thank you for the suggestion.
I don't know WHAT I was thinking.  Yes, I want a bottomless portafilter; heck with basket updates.
I saw the one for sale, however, I'm thinking about getting an original V3 naked from Seattle Coffee.
Thanks for helping me forward, screen mod looks cool too.
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earlds
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Posted Sat Jul 20, 2013, 6:30pm
Subject: Re: Silvia Mods
 

I just put a flat Philips screw on mine ,now its flat .Whats the big deal..And  its Silvia .......not Sylvia...
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JetSpeed
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Location: Towson, MD
Expertise: Just starting

Espresso: PID Silvia
Grinder: Rocky Doserless
Posted Sun Jul 21, 2013, 10:50am
Subject: Re: Silvia Mods
 

My understanding is that that the OEM commercial grade screw protrudes into the puck causing possible channeling problems. The flat screw helps to minamize the possibility.  Seems like another opportunity to make even better, more consistant shots. Makes sense to me.
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JetSpeed
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Espresso: PID Silvia
Grinder: Rocky Doserless
Posted Sun Aug 11, 2013, 4:25am
Subject: Re: Silvia Mods
 

Got my shower screen and FLAT screw mod installed today. Very nice upgrade. No channeling and the parts
are high quality and fit perfectly.  I recommend this mod for sure!

Got mine here http://www.pidsilvia.com/screen.htm and I have NO affiliation at all FWIW.
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