Finally getting around to replacing a leaky rear main seal. Apparently I didn't do it right the first time so I want to make sure I'm facing the seal the right way before I button everything up again. These pics show how I installed the last seal. Did I install it the right direction? I also offset the end of the seal about 3/8" between the block and the cap. The only thing I'm going to do different this time (assuming I installed it the right direction the first time), is apply a dab of sealer to the ends of the new seal and to the cap/block mating surface. Anywhere else I need to apply sealer? Raising the engine and dropping the oil pan was a PITA and I surely don't want to have to do this again.
Also, any tips on cleaning the groove where the seal sits in the block?