I am new to Alfa's and need some clarification...
Jim, you mentioned that the actual reason for the aluminum washers was to ensure electrical continuity, as per the service bulletin, not to seal the half moon washers.
The conventional wisdom seems to be that the aluminum washers be installed on the rear of the valve cover. I don't mean to question you with information that you provided to me (great CD, thanks), but the bulletin on the CD has a picture with the aluminum gaskets at the front... what gives?
Is the picture incorrect?
Is there a later publication with updated info?
Is it a two birds with one stone kind of thing, electrical continuity AND extra sealing pressure on the half moons, since you gotta put em somewhere and the electrons don't care?
I ask because although you clarified the reason for the aluminum washers, you didn't mention the placement issue or post the picture, this would lead me to believe that the rear placement is correct.
Can someone enlighten me as to why we are not installing them as per the bulletin?
Any clarification would be appreciated...
PS the car I am working on is missing them, so I want to know where to install them.