Cam covers on 1.7 8v hydraulic tappet model
I've got a small oil leak from the 1.7 8v hydraulic tappet engine in my 89 Sud Sprint which i'm pretty sure is coming from one of the cam covers. As I've got to drop the engine/box to change the clutch, I thought I'd change the cam cover gaskets at the same time to sort this small issue.
However, I have a feeling I read somewhere that on the 8v hydraulic tappet variants of the 1.7 Sprint/33, some of the bolts holding the came cover on, also hold the head on!!!
Thougth I'd check with the gurus out there first - is that right, that if i want to change the cam cover gasket, I would disturb the head and therefore will need to change the head gaskets too ???
Seems mad to me....but then, it is an Alfa.. [which i love btw]
Would appreciate anyone's views and experience.