So the first thing to do was to separate the transmission from the engine.
After pulling the flywheel ring gear, I could see the the rear engine seal had been leaking.
I've replace a lot of rear engine seals but this one is different from anything that I've ever worked on.
For one thing, it's huge ( 5 inch diameter ).
I've always used a light lubricant on rear seals to help them slide up over the crank.
However, this one is very insistent that it be installed completely dry.
I cleaned the area with lacquer thinner so the cleaner didn't leave any film and dried it off with paper towel.
Then the new seal was installed according to the instructions.
The new seal came with a plastic inner sleeve that fit on the end of the crank so the lip of the seal would slide onto the crank without any scuffing.
Then you use the steel ring and a plastic hammer and tap the seal in until the steel ring is seated all the way around.
This makes sure the seal is square in the bore and set to the right depth.
Last thing to do is bolt the flywheel back on.
Edited by jdcrawler, May 08, 2012 - 03:21 PM.