Thanks. Got it done, got what I thought was about 15 in lbs bearing preload (apparently used bearings should be less than new of 20-25 anyway)... but on a whim after my first drive I felt the pinion snout and it was warmer than I'd expect. I was in 2wd but hubs locked.rattle it tight enough to get good bearing preload, then stake the nut
standard procedure for doing a pinion seal is to reuse the same crush sleeve
Anyway I'm gonna just barely back off the (new) nut and see if it runs cooler.
Quoting myself....the 42449 fits fine. It's a bit harder to drive in than the flat-faced 2009802, but a block of wood worked for me.This got me thinking I should replace the pinion seal on my '11.
Parts listings suggest the old school 60 seal of 42449 fits but the latest seal appears to be a 2009802.
I already have a 42449 sitting here from an old 60 install kit . Is there a compelling reason to order a 2009802?
I will say, the 2009802 has an internal cavity behind that pretty flat face, and mine was full of rusty crap. If you swamp your rig much I'd almost argue the older 42449 is a better choice.
I'd post a pic but I tired of being forced into a PP automatic payment (and then digging thru my PP acc to figure out how to turn it off) every year so I can't upload attachments anymore (which is fine)