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They cross threaded it, it's knackered. Should've taken it back and told them to replace the sump they just wrecked.
I was referring to the oil filter, once loose it spun off ok so the threads were ok. The new one went on fine too, thankfully.
 

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I was referring to the oil filter, once loose it spun off ok so the threads were ok. The new one went on fine too, thankfully.
Sorry, my bad, I thought you meant the drain plug during a filter change ...

They might have fitted it dry, so there was no oil film between the seal and the block, that's (one reason) for worth while smearing a film of oil over an oil filter seal.
 

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Sorry, my bad, I thought you meant the drain plug during a filter change ...

They might have fitted it dry, so there was no oil film between the seal and the block, that's (one reason) for worth while smearing a film of oil over an oil filter seal.
Yes, that was the conclusion I came to, between the name calling and swearing. Film of oil is a pretty basic thing for a mechanic to know so it may have been a case of not bothering or not caring. Was at a Vauxhall main dealer for the previous service.
 
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