Where to get Corvette's serviced? (London based)

Where to get Corvette's serviced? (London based)

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UTH

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646 posts

134 months

Thursday 1st August 2019
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Me again! Sorry for being that Newbie who posts loads of threads asking so many stupid questions, but not sure where else to to turn!

Where should I be looking to get the car serviced when the time comes? I've had a Mitsi Evo 6 for years, and always took it to a specialist Evo tuner rather than a Mitsi dealer.....is that the same for a Corvette here in the UK? Or would you trust 'normal' garages to do regular services?

chris lake

50 posts

27 months

Thursday 1st August 2019
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take it to ian allen official corvette dealer in virginia waters behind wentworth golf course,dont be put off that its a tin shed selling ssang/yongs and old saabs, brilliant service,you wont want to trust anybody else to do dry sump oil change,it could cost you your engine,only downside is you will need to rob a bank for the price of a coffee in village

UTH

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646 posts

134 months

Friday 2nd August 2019
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Nice one thanks Chis, I'll get in touch and introduce myself

scs1

228 posts

139 months

Sunday 4th August 2019
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Ian Goss near Kingston always did a great job looking after my Corvettes over the years.

Soop Dogg

407 posts

191 months

Monday 5th August 2019
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chris lake said:
you wont want to trust anybody else to do dry sump oil change,it could cost you your engine,
What's the trick with a dry sump oil change?

I did one a couple of years ago on my Stingray (between services) and I thought as long as you drained it via both drain plugs it's ok? I didn't experience any issues afterwards, but now you've worried me that there's something I'm not aware of?

AkinaSpeedStar

25 posts

135 months

Thursday 8th August 2019
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Soop Dogg said:
What's the trick with a dry sump oil change?

I did one a couple of years ago on my Stingray (between services) and I thought as long as you drained it via both drain plugs it's ok? I didn't experience any issues afterwards, but now you've worried me that there's something I'm not aware of?
Think is just referring to the nuances of measuring the oil level in a dry sump engine, to ensure it’s filled back up to the correct level.

If you drained as you described and filled up with the manufacturer’s stated oil capacity (minus maybe 0.5l-0.75l to allow some fine tuning after first start / measurement) you’ll be absolutely spot on 👍

chris lake

50 posts

27 months

Friday 9th August 2019
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correct,most people dont get the dry sump level,its measured at hot temp,ive seen a ferrari 360 that they overfilled cold and the oil destroy the cats, id rather leave it to the experts as they probably have a hydraulic transfer pump system

Vet Guru

2,120 posts

196 months

Sunday 26th January
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Ian Goss services In surbiton Surrey - has been looking after Corvettes and American cars for years

UTH

Original Poster:

646 posts

134 months

Monday 27th January
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Vet Guru said:
Ian Goss services In surbiton Surrey - has been looking after Corvettes and American cars for years
Oh really??? Well that is lovely news! I'm hoping to move to Surbiton soon!

fatboy18

17,957 posts

167 months

Tuesday 25th February
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UTH said:
Vet Guru said:
Ian Goss services In surbiton Surrey - has been looking after Corvettes and American cars for years
Oh really??? Well that is lovely news! I'm hoping to move to Surbiton soon!
You poor thing frown
Ian Goss services (although I have never used him I have heard good things from owners that use him), as for Surbiton frown


Edited by fatboy18 on Tuesday 25th February 08:09

UTH

Original Poster:

646 posts

134 months

Tuesday 25th February
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fatboy18 said:
ou poor thing frown
Ian Goss services (although I have never used him I have heard good things from owners that use him), as for Surbiton frown


Edited by fatboy18 on Tuesday 25th February 08:09
Offstreet parking, extra bedrooms, bigger garden.....I think I'll cope.

Olas

911 posts

13 months

Tuesday 25th February
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oil & filters, spark plugs, tyre pressures...why would you pay someone to do that?

fatboy18

17,957 posts

167 months

Tuesday 25th February
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UTH said:
fatboy18 said:
ou poor thing frown
Ian Goss services (although I have never used him I have heard good things from owners that use him), as for Surbiton frown


Edited by fatboy18 on Tuesday 25th February 08:09
Offstreet parking, extra bedrooms, bigger garden.....I think I'll cope.
Good luck with the traffic frown

UTH

Original Poster:

646 posts

134 months

Tuesday 25th February
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fatboy18 said:
Good luck with the traffic frown
Currently live in Fulham. ANYWHERE will be better for traffic than there!

UTH

Original Poster:

646 posts

134 months

Tuesday 25th February
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Olas said:
oil & filters, spark plugs, tyre pressures...why would you pay someone to do that?
So that I don't have to do it myself on the side of a public road in central London?

fatboy18

17,957 posts

167 months

Tuesday 25th February
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UTH said:
fatboy18 said:
Good luck with the traffic frown
Currently live in Fulham. ANYWHERE will be better for traffic than there!
Well in that case, yes Surbiton will be better and you will be able to get to the Fairmile Inn in Cobham for the Surrey Corvette Club meets.

https://www.facebook.com/iangossvehicleservices/


Edited by fatboy18 on Tuesday 25th February 13:24


Edited by fatboy18 on Tuesday 25th February 13:26

UTH

Original Poster:

646 posts

134 months

Tuesday 25th February
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fatboy18 said:
ell in that case, yes Surbiton will be better and you will be able to get to the Fairmile Inn in Cobham for the Surrey Corvette Club meets.

https://www.facebook.com/iangossvehicleservices/


Edited by fatboy18 on Tuesday 25th February 13:24


Edited by fatboy18 on Tuesday 25th February 13:26
Yes indeed, already signed up to those emails, just need to move there now! smile

G055 USA

4 posts

119 months

Friday 15th May
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[quote=Vet Guru]Ian Goss services In surbiton Surrey - has been looking after Corvettes and American cars for years




IGS AMERICAN LTD
020 83919090

https://www.facebook.com/IanGossAmerican/

Edited by G055 USA on Friday 15th May 15:19


Edited by G055 USA on Friday 15th May 15:21

UTH

Original Poster:

646 posts

134 months

Monday 22nd June
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Took the car to Ian Goss for service today. Lovely chap, very happy he’ll be local to me to look after it from now on.

fatboy18

17,957 posts

167 months

Monday 22nd June
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Smashing, good to hear when a plan comes together smile