Well... this is more of a rant than anything, but dammit. On my way to a party last night, i hit a tire someone had blown and left on the road. Didn't see it, and it scared the crap out of me when it hit the bottom of the truck. Now, im leaving the party and stop to look at the damage in the daylight this morning - and my oilpan is covered with oil, and none of it is on the sides of the pan - only the bottom. my gm service manual shows that i should be able to change it myself - if i had the time. if i did it that way and bought a used oil pan, it would be a fairly inexpensive fix. otherwise, the labor costs wont be friendly along with a $250 oil pan.