I have a new rear main seal now. Got the transmission on the ground late yesterday and put the new seal in today. It was quite obvious that it was leaking once I got the flywheel off. There was oil everywhere against the back of the engine behind the flywheel. Late this afternoon I got the hard bolts back in the transmission. I will finish the job tomorrow.
A couple of thoughts - the techs are absolutely correct when they tell everyone to BE CAREFUL when messing with the plastic pieces on a car with milage. I won't say which one I broke but it is going to be a relatively easy fix. The seal was the easy part - removing/replacing the transmission is by far one of the hardest things I have ever done on an automobile and I think I am going to move into LBibles camp. Nothing but manual transmissions for me from now on. I have not told the wife yet
Thanks for the help/advise everyone!
'97 Honda CRV