well thats the dirtiest oil ive ever seen
it was BLACK, and there was black goey stuff all around the walls, and beads of water on the gears, i didnt find any metal chips though!
im really glad i was able to get the cover off,
now to do the rear one, i am not excited about doing it at all, on the rear 8 of the bolts are seized up, they're currently soaking though, hopefully they'll come out
anyways, thanks for the help