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post #2 of (permalink) Old 12-06-2014, 03:52 PM
But Mad North-Northwest
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You're probably fine if it's running okay. The odd running noise is probably just the vibration from the pan being against the guard. This sort of thing happens all the time with a Spider and rough roads.

I would start by pulling off the guard and banging it back into shape: just whale on it a while with a hand sledgehammer. While you have it off, get some Gunk Heavy Duty engine cleaner and go to town on the engine and oil sump. If you get it all clean you should be able to tell how bad the leaks are and where they are.


1963 Giulia Spider (1750 engine)
1974 GTV
1991 Spider
Former: 1987 Milano Gold
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