My Alfa GTV6 had a huge amount of play in the shaft and the impeller was whirring like the playing card scenario. There was some evidence of metal in the coolant, and it generally sounded like a doomed engine!
Yup, didn't leak a drop!
1981 300CD (Benzina)
1968 250 S (Gina) 266,000 miles!
1983 Alfa Romeo GTV6 (Guido)
1976 Jaguar XJS-saved a V-12 from the chevy curse, what a great engine!
1988 Cadillac Eldorado (better car than you might think!)
1988 Yamaha Venture (better than a Wing!)
1977 Suzuki GS750B
1976 Yamaha XS 650 (sold)
1991 Suzuki GSX1100G (Shafty Gixser)
1981 Yamaha VX920RH (Euro "Virago")
1975 Dodge P/U camper
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