Wow! This post should be deleted by Admins because you are offering illegal advice. The owner of the Jeep screwed up and should own up to it and deal with the consequences. Bet they never do it again.Unhook the tow bar, pull the plates, remove your personal contents. Wait a few days report it stolen. Start shopping for a new Jeep.
Funny how you say "I'm not condoning it" but your the one giving the owner advice on how to commit insurance fraud. Makes me think you've done this yourself.If he tells the insurance company the truth that he put it in first gear and towed it that will be negligence. To get it covered he’s gonna have to commit insurance fraud one way or the other. Period. I’m not condoning it. it’s just the reality of the situation. When it comes to 40K just like any corporation , he ain’t gonna tell the truth and loose 40K. Leave your keys in your car, call your insurance company and say it got stolen and you knowingly left the keys in it, now pay me. They’ll say that’s negligence. You get zero.
The 30 k is crazy. The BMW engines that self destruct due to timing chain guide failure are about 12k to fix and 17 k for replacementThis. $30k didn’t sound crazy to me. Might as well hemi swap it with Dana 60’s at this point— everything related to driveline wiring and driveline probably has to come out at this point based on that price. It does add up pretty quick