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I definitely have a leaking diff cover and it's definitely gear oil. Tonight after the sun went down I crawled under the truck and removed the 9 bolts that hold the cover on. Whoever was in there previously was nice and generous with the rtv gasket sealer and the cover is impossible to remove. I even beat on it with a rubber mallet and it wont budge.
Anyone have any suggestions? Maybe put a little heat on the cover with some map gas?
By the way, i'm just kidding about the 9 bolts...there are 10...just seeing if you're all paying attention. And yes, even with all 10 removed, the cover wont budge.
Oh, when i pulled my magnetic fill plug, it was covered with metal shavings and from what I can tell, most all of my gear oil has leaked out. I noticed it a couple days ago so I have only put on about 60 miles since noticing the drip. Hopefully everything will be ok in there.
Any suggestions for getting that cover off are greatly appreciated!