Honestly, based on the picture, it doesn't look out of the ordinary. You could do two things. First, with a 3/8" ratchet, check the fluid level. It should be even with the bottom of the bolt hole. I bet you'll find that is stays full. However, if it bothers you (and if you're like me, it would) just purchase a new gasket at the local parts store (around 5 bucks) remove the cover, clean everything up, reinstall the cover with the new gasket, and refill the differential with the recommended gear lube.
Again, based on what I see on the picture, it's not a big problem. Just make sure it stays full. Or, as I mentioned, replace the gasket. It'll take about 30 minutes to do.
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Monday, July 20th, 2009 AT 9:47 PM