Originally Posted by Eleanor39
thank you. i took that seal out and cleaned the edge of the crank. it would not ride where the rust is, but i cleaned it anyway because it did have to slide past it to get to its final resting place. this is quite the job. headers, a clutch and replacing everything around it. Hopefully it will all work when were done!
Stephen,You are welcome. And racin 366 is spot on. I negelected to add to lightly lube the inside of the seal.
Just a little advice, in the future if in doubt about replacing any engine seal always get the area as clean as possible you don't want a leak and it's no fun doing it over. I hope your car is back in action soon. Good Luck.