Into the Black...
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: United Kingdom
County: Glasgow / East Ayrshire
Rounded oil sump plug - Glasgow
I decided to take the GT for an oil and filter change yesterday at a local garage, next to my work. I watched as the car was driven onto the ramps, taken up in the air and then watched as the mechanic walked under the engine, took one look at the oil sump and then looked at me and then waved for me to come over. Yup, the sump plug had been rounded off by some Muppet whilst in the ownership of the previous keeper. Damn...
The garage told me it would be very costly if the sump thread was damaged and advised me they wouod not be willing to even touch it. I came home last night and read some of the horror stories on here about rounded sump plugs. My heart fell. Expecting a rather large bill, I called Lynette at CM Garage Services in East Kilbride (just outside Glasgow) and booked the GT in for 8:30am
I can't thank Chic and his fine team enough for the work they carried out on my GT this morning. The rounded sump plug was removed, replaced with a new one, washer, new oil and a filter - all for the awesome price of £51.
If you have an Alfa Romeo and you're within driving distance of East Kilbride, you'd be an absolute fool to take your pride and joy anywhere else.
Many thanks, CM Garage!