Some of you may remember my ordeal with my front passenger axle. It's been replaced. I got over it, and even managed to defend the car from my wife's insistence that we sell it.
So now it's time to replace the angle gear. My trusted specialist (also an active member of this community) recommends replacing it, instead of re-sealing it. The front-end guys at the shop sourced a new one and a used one for half the price. Now I'm trying to decide. They haven't inspected the used one, but it has 96K on it, the same as my car. I want to save money, but I also want to do what's best for the car, given that I am all in. In other words, I am not just looking for a patch.
What I am wondering is what level of risk is there with used angle gears? Anyone know the average lifespan of one?