Well it appears I have a decision to make. About two months ago I went in for servicing and the mechanics at Nissan told me I had a transfer case leak. I wasn't shocked at the notion given the "popularity" of this issue with the mo. Long story short, I sat on it for a few weeks, did some research and got the seals changed as they had recommended.
One week later on a whim, I decided to give a quick look underneath. Low and behold its still leaking. Took it back in, and they said they'll reseal again and replace another seal that they may have overlooked last time. First of all, ...? If a seal has the slightest chance of causing the leak, why not try replacing it the first time? (I can't remember the exact name of the new seal, but parts #'s are listed below.) To my demise, after the second round of replacing, it's still leaking. Not quite as much this time, but leaking nonetheless. I've attached some pics and a video for a first hand look to demonstrate where it's coming from, and how much. The leak itself doesn't feel particularily wet, but greasy/oily. Nothing is hitting the ground at a stand still.
Based on my research I feel like there are equally if not more knowledgeable folks on this site than in the shop. So thanks for any and all help with this one. And if there has been a specific case like this (ie leak from the same location) please do not hesitate to boot me to that particular post. But what am I to do? Right now, I love the vehicle and do not want to give it up, but if it's a ticking time bomb I feel like the only option is to trade it in. Let me know your thoughs...
Murano TC Leak pictures by geddesd21 - Photobucket
2005 Nissan Murano Transfer Case Leak - YouTube
Seals replaced in first going:
Seals replaced on second try:
40073-0L700 PIN (2)
I've tried to give as much info on my case as possible. Hopefully others can make use of it in the future. Thanks again, much appreciated.