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Had my GTV for 2 or 3 weeks now. Really enjoying it .

I've had her on my ramps to gunk / jet wash the gear box as I noticed a small leak of oil, trying to see where it's coming from more accurately.

Whilst down there I noticed what I assume are the wear indicators on the brakes are snipped on both sides. Are they known to malfunction/ why would this be done?

Also I notice a rubber nipple on the air hose attached to the bottom of the air filter cylinder, which you can squeeze open. What's that for/ is it supposed to be openable?

Waiting to see if a leak appears somewhere now its clean.
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Not sure about the wear indicators, but the rubber nipple thing is a water drain, in case of water ingress.
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Not sure about the wear indicators, but the rubber nipple thing is a water drain, in case of water ingress.
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My (Italian) mechanic mate said its fairly common for the leads to snap.
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Here's where the oil is pooling before dripping off, at the seam between engine block and clutch housing.

On the other side further up it looks a bit oily as well.

Any ideas as to source?

I wondered if the fuel sump seal had blown as it buts upto the clutch, spraying a bit of oil up it?
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It seems like you have a small problem with either the crankshaft seal or gearbox input shaft seal.

Put a finger where it is most oil and then smell on the finger, if the finger has a 'pleasant' (at least for an petrol head) scent then are the problem the crankshaft seal, if the finger has a scent of that this cu** has not been washed for a long time then are the problem the gearbox input shaft seal.

Based on the the picture so can the replacement of the seal wait until next replacement of the clutch, but keep an eye on the oil level of engine or the gearbox on the basis out of scent of the oil.
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She smells like channel no5 (shell 10/40).

Clutch is on Santa's wish list , can't be much life left in it. I estimate I'm losing upto 200ml a month on the floor, with current light miles, but I do like to hear her accelerate.

Cheers , so I hope not too onerous on the wallet!
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I second crankshaft oil seal. If you can wait till the clutch is done it will only cost you the price of the seal, about 20; they're dead easy to change, poke the old one out with a screwdriver and slip the new one over the crank. They might charge a bit of labour to remove the flywheel, but shouldn't be more than 15mins.
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