Water Lever Sight Glass Gaskets for Olympia Express

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Hieu Cao
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#1: Post by Hieu Cao »

Hello everyone,
I'm having a difficulty with changing the gasket for the water level sight glass on an Olympia Express (may be V1.4). I was trying to use the same gaskets from La Pavoni but they don't fit so can someone advise me where to buy these gaskets?
My machine is the same as following:

http://www.francescoceccarelli.eu/Macch ... a_4325.jpg

Many thanks!

Hieu Cao
Brewing coffee on La Pavoni is brewing with feeling and emotion, right?

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drgary
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#2: Post by drgary »

That early Olympia Express Cremina was based on an early La Pavoni. The answer to your question exists on Francesco's site here. (Please note that Francesco has not implemented https, so that your browser may tell you the sight is unsafe. So far, no problems here.):

http://www.francescoceccarelli.eu/La_Pa ... 60_eng.htm

He writes that you need to replace the sightglass with a later one that works with the seals that are now available.

Your machine looks like it is based on v1.3 of the La Pavoni Europiccola.

http://www.francescoceccarelli.eu/La_Pa ... 53_eng.htm

Your Cremina (a very nice, collectible machine) is a version 1.2 according to his site.

http://www.francescoceccarelli.eu/Macch ... a_4325.jpg

For maintaining early Creminas, his site refers you to maintainence for the early La Pavoni.

http://www.francescoceccarelli.eu/Faida ... lympia.htm
Gary
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What I WOULD do for a good cup of coffee!

Hieu Cao (original poster)
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#3: Post by Hieu Cao (original poster) »

Thanks!
I've tried similar gaskets for later models that I bought these gaskets from coffee-sensor but it still doesn't fit!
I will try as advised:
http://www.francescoceccarelli.eu/La_Pa ... 60_eng.htm
Rgds,
Brewing coffee on La Pavoni is brewing with feeling and emotion, right?