Discussion in 'Workshop Forum' started by carl, Jun 14, 2019.
Fiats can be that way...
Can't wait to get back to work on the spider and hang out at MIRA where the members are older, more mature....and tend to fall asleep in the middle of a thread if it's nap time.
I always replace those three motor mount bolts with studs. I have experienced leaks and stripped threads due to repeated servicing over the years, and the studs prevent that. Loctite on the stud is enough to seal the threads from leaking.
That person was probably me. That is supposed to be a blind hole but putting a longer bolt in it and binding the shifter always breaks the bottom out of the hole and causes a leak. Either teflon tape or RTV on the stud's threads will seal it up. Flush with brake kleen first.
I installed a stud with Teflon sealer on the threads and the leak seems to be cured.
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