Originally Posted by Bumpncarstereo
the truck is shot, might as well give it to me.
Nah, it took all of 30 seconds and my trusty craftsman air ratchet to remove the diff cover.
I cleaned it up and threw some permatex gasket maker on there, along with the OEM gasket from Advance Auto. This didn't even take 30 mins.
The hard part was actually LOCATING the diff fill plug and finding a way to pour the friction modifier and axle lube in there w/out actually spilling any. Eventually, a 12" piece of 3/8 rubber fuel line was my saving grace.
This job took a little over an hour. Next time, it will take me 45 minutes.
Anyway, I've been driving around all day after this repair and no sign of leakage anywhere.
Thanks for everyone's help. I highly appreciate it!