It may be that you lamp is incorrectly positioned (they are as far as I am aware, adjustable for position.) If it is the original Leitz enlarging lens, they have a reputation for developing fungus so getting it cleaned is a good move. I regretted getting rid of my V35 a few years ago when the darkroom I had then was dismantled.
Don't forget the Meopta Enlarger may have had direct lighting via condensers which would have made the light much brighter, but if I remember rightly the V35 has a combination of single condenser and diffuser which will cut down the light levels.
The filtration to get the following grades with the V35 are the same as for Durst Enlargers:-
2.5 = 20M
3 = 45M
3.3 = 65M
4 = 100M
All the grades for Ilford Multigrade are on the leaflet included with each packet/box of paper.
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