Re: Mag side engine seal.
Its always a good idea to lubricate the new seal and shaft before installing. No sealer is required on the outer edges of the seal but some smear a little silicone gasket sealer on it. I don't. Be sure to get the new seal perfectly centered before driving it in and yes, the old seal can be removed with hooked tool. Be careful and don't damage the sealing surface of the crank where the seal rides. It needs to be smooth. Good luck.
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