Just yesterday, i gave my Spider a good old oil and Airfilter change. Treated her to 5w/40 Fully Synth Castrol oil and went for a drive, i thought the engine had been using oil at an alarming rate of late knew i had a leak somewhere. Had a look inbelow while she was on a lift and asked my mechanic where it was leaking from as i suspected the cam cover gasket.
Top of engine was spotless yet my leaks appeared to be from below, identified yje pipes from the oil filter, the twin pipes that run upto or from engine block higher up below exhaust manifold and identified the rubber pipes that link the metal pipes together was leaking and identified as source of my leak.
So! i have a sump where i let some idiot work on it and he overtightened the nut and rammed a load of sealant around it to seal. It hasn't leaked and oil changes have been done since with an extractor.
I now want to fix the sump! and have started thinking that i will buy the sump extension sockets from SimplyAlfa and take it off?...... Is it a diffucilt job if you have the two extension socket?
.....If i take the sump off what is the best advice to sort the problem? Should i have it threaded for a larger sump plug or simply Helicoil?
Just interested in peoples opinions as i know there are many threads on this subject, but most are regarding the sump in situ!
Many thanks as always,