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      01-21-2009, 08:09 PM   #1
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what do tow truck drivers know about towing the M3 with DCT

the other day..

I got my car towed because I wasn't aware that i parked illegally on the parking lot of the apartment complex

but my question is... if my car was a dual clutch transmissions, the tow truck driver could have damaged my car, right? ( tow truck driver did not put the car on the flat-bed, he just did a quick hook up and towed my car away)

I told the tow office employees that they were lucky that my car wasn't DCT and I clearly stated them that they can not just tow any cars that comes with DCT. ( they didnt understand what DCT was)

can they be liable for the damage?

it is my undrestanding that M3 manual book says that DCT can not be towed, it must be put on a flat-bed truck

( i wasn't mad that they towed my car because it was my fault for not reading the warning posted-signs)

top diagram is the Manual Six Speed

bottom diagram is the M-DCT

as you can see theres a huge "X" a no-no...


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      01-21-2009, 08:24 PM   #2
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sorry to hear that.... I would think that they would have to lift the rear end and pull it from there. Shouldnt be any different that towing a automatic tranny car. let us know what came out of it since there are some other DCT owners out here
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sorry to hear that.... I would think that they would have to lift the rear end and pull it from there. Shouldnt be any different that towing a automatic tranny car. let us know what came out of it since there are some other DCT owners out here
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considering that our M3s have pretty low ground clearance and it could scrape the front lips if the rear-end is pulled up.....would you agree?

i say to tow compaines to of the M's or any high end cars..
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considering that our M3s have pretty low ground clearance and it could scrape the front lips if the rear-end is pulled up.....would you agree?

i say to tow compaines to of the M's or any high end cars..
Like they would...... tow truck drivers have no respect for your car at all. Some one rear ended my E55 AMG and as the flat bed was pulling it up to the bed, the they yanked out one side of front bumper and damaged the pump for the suspension underneath. That added several thousand dollars to the repair bill.
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considering that our M3s have pretty low ground clearance and it could scrape the front lips if the rear-end is pulled up.....would you agree?

i say to tow compaines to of the M's or any high end cars..
I agree, but I find the e92 front lip is less forgiving on my uphill driveway than my last e4 M3.... but if that ever happens and you need a light touchup let me know, since Im getting my rocker panel done sometime soon. and maybe you can file a claim against them or your insurance to run after them.

I see you added photo on your OP, thnks
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