Just took the undertray off to try and track the source of the oil leak that's been bugging me for the last couple of weeks. The oil was dripping from the underside of the sump, so I cleaned this up and had a pleasant
ten minutes lying under the car waiting to see what happened.
Slowly but surely a line of oil started to form, coming from halfway up the rear of the sump where it sort of forms a shelf. Naturally, this being an Alfa, it is impossible to see exactly where the oil stems from, but there are no joins, seals or gaskets in that part of the sump for the oil to leak from.
I'm therefore starting to think that one of the many speedramps in this jeck of the woods has done for my sump. The oh so virtuous butt-munchers at the local council will, naturally, deny any responsibility.
If it is the sump it looks like it is bolted to the gearbox in a couple of places. So a nice cheap job then
Anyone had their sump replaced and if so, any idea on costs? If it's going to run to four figures I can see myself heading to a local dealership for a part-ex deal on something mundane and cheap to repair.