Just picked up the rig with my shiny new Pinion Flange and Seal. I can't wait to show the neighbors that!!
The total bill was $879.78
1 W8000308 Flange Kit Pinion: @$435.28
4 89021677 Gear Lubrication 8.8 @ $35 = $140
Expedited Shipping $40.
My deductible was $200 plus sales tax and the expedited shipping cost which was my request.
I am grateful for my American Guardian Warranty that paid $639.00 Very nice.
There was an issue with the first flange they ordered with a GM part number being the wrong size. They had to re-order the larger more expensive one with what looks like a Work Horse part number. They also confirmed that all of the oil was coming from Pinion and nothing was leaking from the axles. The last thing they said was that if I had not noticed this leak when I did, I would not have been motoring much longer.
So the moral of the story goes like this: the bad gas I got, which prompted pinging in the engine, which activated the knock sensor, which turned on my engine light, which prompted me to change the fuel filter, which caused me to notice the leak, really saved me from toasting my rear end. Funny how these things work.