Originally Posted by mark883
Your advice is appreciated. However, at this point, I'm not ready to hear "Stuff it in a box and send it to Anton or Rubber Chicken". I'm in learning mode, and I'm not ready to say I ran out of talent (yet).
Good on you.
I don't have anything much to help, but there has been a lot of discussion about the bearings in that some people recommend replacing them and pulling the oil seal from the interior side so they get more lubrication from the transmission oil. (The theory being, the vapors from the gear oil will penetrate the seals and wash the grease out slowly, but not enough to lubricate the bearings.)
That's more food for thought than advice.