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rear main seal orientation

can anyone clarify........lip on rear main seal is supposed to go toward bearing (front of engine) but which lip...the small lip or the big lip?
See photo............is this backwards?
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That is wrong/backwards.
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yes, it is backwards..........got it flipped around thank you.
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The dead giveaway is the two grooves worn into the crank from the previous seal.
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rear main seal

when installing rear main seal stager the parting line of the seal and parting line of main cap and block
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when installing rear main seal stager the parting line of the seal and parting line of main cap and block
And a TINY dab of rtv where block meets cap
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Thank you..........gotta watch the little things right..........

having fun with the oil control rings now.......Doh!
Found a youtube vid that makes it look really easy....
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