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Re: 78 258 still spitting oil after new rear seal
"A little knowledge is a dangerous thing " Especially when you take something to someone to fix.
if you take it to a shop and say "fix the seal" and they do and it still leaks, they can say YOU said to "fix the seal" , not stop the leak.... If you take it to a shop, tell them to fix the leak.
Are you sure it wasn't leaking from the Valve cover gasket down the back of the engine,a pretty common problem for jeeps ...258 ' s..I am not positivley sure about this but I don't believe there is any way for bits and pieces of your rear main seal to get onto your flywheel..
I just noticed you are talking about a 78 ...are you sure it is not excessive crankcase pressure (Blowby) caused by bad rings or a clogged PCV valve,hole in the piston. that will cause it to leak from all over the engine wherever there are seals,or no seals.
If you have oil in your air filter it may be time to kiss that engine good by.or rename it the EXON Valdeze.