Well after driving through hours of pouring rain, the leaks seem to be fixed so that's a win.
The fuel mileage situation actually got worse on the way home 😣, I'm going to be digging into that, it's a little perplexing because the truck seems to run great, plenty of power, no misses or hesitation, if it was running rough it might give me a direction to look. There is a reason and I will find it.
On a brighter note, the factory stereo head unit had been replaced by the PO, in sure the unit they installed was a great unit in its day, double din, touch screen, GPS etc etc, but no Bluetooth, aux input, or USB port which are all features I've come to rely on.
So this happened
Just an inexpensive single din, but with the features I wanted, it also opened up a spot for a CB radio because every good 4x4 has one right.