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Originally Posted by Kevin Kemper View Post
It's true, this one seems like it has been protected from the elements, and fortunately the threads on the fitting are not chewed up or twisted apart. I am used to British cars, where I believe that oil seals were designed to intentionally leak oil to rust-proof the chassis and to water-seal the garage floor.....

Sorry to go OT, but a neighbor apparently had a $28,000 restoration on his family's Aston Martin and he just took it around the block for the first time since the restoration and there was already a stream of oil coming from either the valve
Cover gasket or the head gasket. I think it was just the valve cover gasket, but it still gave me a chuckle. The owner said he hadn't seen it, but it had me wondering if he only was seeking what he wanted to see after spending $28,000 of his family's money. I showed him what bolts he might want to hand tighten, but he said he was going to have the restoration shop look at it.

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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-14-2014, 04:35 PM Thread Starter
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Some photos of the Euro oil cooler, off the car and cleaned up a little
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