Not so lucky!!!
opened it, Pinion bent
, front bearing broken, rest all is OK
There were no shims on teh pinion but found two metal pcs, flat like coin about teh size of a quater between both teh bearings. there was no sleve also.
I have been reading a lil bit about teh crush sleve and shims to adjust the preload and depth, but i am still confused as to how excatly to do it!!!
and pls advise on teh 8.8 swap also.
thanks for all the help and advise.