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Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: South Africa
Sorry to bring up the subject again, but this weekend my car ticked over to 50 000km and like I always do between services, I changed the oil. When I got under the car I noticed that the sump plug was wet with oil. I didn't think anything of it and I loosened it, let the oil drain and once it was done, I attempted to fasten it again. But when I put it back, it didn't even get tight at all, it just turned and turned. Which means that the dealer who last serviced my car stripped it and just left it like that. Now the sump wont seal and the oil just drips out. Now as much as I wanna get hold of them and !!!! them out, I know they will probably threaten my warranty cause I shouldn't be servicing the vehicle. I searched the forum, and I see that people say that you should use a helicoil. I just wanna know once the guy fits it, won't there be metal shavings in the sump from the old thread? So won't the sump have to come off to be cleaned first?
This is gonna be a pain cause now I have to find someone who will come out to my house to do it...
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