Waiting for summer
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: United Kingdom
My TS Spider has a slight leak from the balancer shaft oil seal, this drops onto the gearbox and give the impression of a gearbox oil leak, but its not.
Place some cardbourd under the affected area to check the actual loss, which if slight is nothing to worry about if the engine oil level is checked regularly as you should with an Alfa. In my case oil consumption is low, its only done 40K miles, so I'm not too concerned and cardboard keeps the garage floor clean
My local Indy diagnosed it and we discussed the "cure" to do oil seals at that side of the engine requires gearbox removal. If your going to do that it makes sense to replace the clutch. So to replace oil seals that cost a few pounds you end up with maybe a £500 bill.
You can buy a lot of oil for £500, his words not mine.
To summarise: If the clutch needs doing at some time, then I'll have the oil seals done at the same time.
Just keep an eye on it, drive it, enjoy it. Hope this helps.