well.... Like i originally thought, it turns out to be a driveline issue. The motor hopefully will be fine. But my D35 grenaded all over the pavement. Put a gash in the cover. Fluid everywhere. Flat decked it to my parent's house.
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Now... why would it have done this? The ring/pinion look fine. The spiders are buggered. The carrier itself has a crack right through the center of it. My girlfriend was driving it and said it made a horrific noise. It happened when starting out at a light. Thank god. And it happened in the city, 2 blocks from where I was, so I could take over to get the tow truck and she could take public transit to work...
The real question is, if I go and get another D35 to drop in for a couple hundred dollars, is this going just happen to the next one, due to lift, wheel/tires (15x8 steelies with 31x10.5 BFG's)????
PS, My birthday is this weekend, I have a huge camping trip planned with many many friends. Looks like my folks will let me take their Pathfinder, but boy oh boy, am I choked!!