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Is it fairly common for tow trucks to crack or damage oil pans? my was towed and now there is a leak-towed because of timing chain

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Cannot comment without seeing for a accurate assesment ,sorry but this sort of thing is hard to determine without seeing the damage ,but its possible that the sump has hit the ramp on the tow truck though

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No not that I know of.we had several car towed in to the shop I work at and I haven't seen on yet.

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