Well it’s been a month since I posted this thread and I finally got around to taking it to the dealer. I dropped it off Monday morning gave the service tech the speech and left for work. I told them to take as much time as they wanted as I wasn’t in a hurry.
I finally got a call Thursday… this is where things got ugly…
I was told that the technician felt that the residual oil was from the first leak as they couldn’t find a leak. As for background I steamed cleaned the undercarriage soon after the first repair during an oil change. 13k miles have elapsed since. There was no leak after 4k miles and noticed the saturation after 8k miles. Thus my post here...
I explained all this and then I was asked for permission for them to drive it a few hundred miles to see if it leaked. Since they steamed cleaned it I’ll drive it!!!
A certified letter was sent to the dealer expressing my concern and my disagreement with their assessment. Furthermore, I will hold them responsible should there me any “run low” damage to the transfer case as a result of their misdiagnosis and refusal to repair.
It’s due for an oil change soon. At which point I’ll check to see if it’s been cleaned. If not I’ll clean the residual and monitor it on a weekly basis via time stamped photographs.
I was hoping the dealer’s response would be positive however I was wrong! I have no tolerance for Neolithic incompetence. I like this truck and will keep it. If I don’t have positive results when I return, I’ll seek assistance from another dealer.
Cheers and happy motoring!