QB89Dragon Posted June 12, 2017 Share Posted June 12, 2017 Last summer I had my engine out (2001 EJ252), and replaced the rear main among other work (including new head gaskets). Today I had to pull the motor because my clutch was burned out by an inexperienced driver, and noticed the rear main that was replaced appears to be leaking. Last summer I didn't reseal the separator plate, so is it possible that the oil seeping from the separator plate was flung around the back of the flywheel in such a way as to make it look like the rear main is still leaking -- or is that just wishful thinking? Additionally, if it is the rear main leaking for sure, how and why would a new dealership seal that was installed correctly (I didn't bend it, didn't scratch the crank or outer sealing area during install, and I've replaced many many rear main seals)??? Here's a picture. http://tinkerdragon.com/owncloud/index.php/apps/files_sharing/ajax/publicpreview.php?x=3840&y=1370&a=true&file=2017-06-11%252022.58.21.jpg&t=WCDqF5Ezk9dqKgR&scalingup=0 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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