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Posted Sun Jan 27, 2013, 8:32am
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Hi all, Just getting ready to pull the boiler off the 78-79 Europicolla I'm refurbishing. Gonna try an oil filter wrench. wish me luck. I believe I have everything for the task, all gaskets, food grade lube, citric acid etc. etc.  trying to decide what to do about the boiler. It's the brass/copper and the coppers got a couple pretty bad spots on the boiler. Considering wire wheeling it all off and painting with high temp paint.  Has anyone heard of or done this? or maybe I'll just polish it up best I can and go with it. I've been wanting to play around with a lever machine for some time, looking forward to it!
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Posted Sun Jan 27, 2013, 8:52am
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CoffeeRon Said:

Hi all, Just getting ready to pull the boiler off the 78-79 Europicolla I'm refurbishing. Gonna try an oil filter wrench. wish me luck. I believe I have everything for the task, all gaskets, food grade lube, citric acid etc. etc.  trying to decide what to do about the boiler. It's the brass/copper and the coppers got a couple pretty bad spots on the boiler. Considering wire wheeling it all off and painting with high temp paint.  Has anyone heard of or done this? or maybe I'll just polish it up best I can and go with it. I've been wanting to play around with a lever machine for some time, looking forward to it!
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Careful you don't twist the boiler with the wrench if it is really stuck in there.

Len

 
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Posted Sun Jan 27, 2013, 9:27am
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Thanks Len. I've now given up on the oil wrench. looks like I'll be making something at work with pins to match the indents in the element. The grouphead is comming along nicely at least.
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