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Old 07-29-2003, 11:18 AM
dtf dtf is offline
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More technical people will chime in but I think you can drive it while it is leaking - just keep an eye on the oil level. The rear main seal keeps the engine oil in the lower part of the engine and I don't think it should affect the transmission. Working on the head has nothing to do with the rear main seal (I think). Mine is currenlty leaking a little but it has not increased in almost 30,000 miles.
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