Large oil leak driving

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How long have you owned it? First thing I ever do when buying a used vehicle is change the oil and filter. Literally, the first thing I do, except for driving it home. Mangled oil filter? Mangled how? Seal tore? Oil filter body twisted and leaking thru the body or at a seam? What details did the shop give? I would not accept the "mangled" reason without details.
 
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How long have you owned it? First thing I ever do when buying a used vehicle is change the oil and filter. Literally, the first thing I do, except for driving it home. Mangled oil filter? Mangled how? Seal tore? Oil filter body twisted and leaking thru the body or at a seam? What details did the shop give? I would not accept the "mangled" reason without details.
He showed me the filter, i could have easily kicked something up and dented it, but it was dented a few places and the crease at on of the dents caused a crack, that only leaked at highway temps and under pressure. Craziest thing I’ve ever seen. I literally owned it for one day prior to this
 

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