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  1. Strange starter noise and no start

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    Hello everyone! I'm trying to diagnose a strange starter noise my 83 Spider started making within the past week. When we left for a week for vacation, it started fine although it took a little help from the throttle (bad aux. air valve, I know) and there was something that sounded like mild...
  2. lifter/tappet noise

    Alfetta & GTV6 (1972-1986)
    So my engine 2.5 V6 has a slight tappet clacketty clack noise, not too loud. I took off the valve covers and adjusted the exhaust valve clearances to .009 between the cam and tappets, I didn't bother checking the intakes being the intakes cannot be adjusted without shims. Is this noise normal...