David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
1/11/12 9:45 a.m.

One thing that has added some time to this project is all the "while you're in there" jobs. Since our 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera's engine is apart and on the stand, we figured we might as well replace the rear main seal. Was it ever replaced? Who knows?

Replacing the rear main seal is normally a giant project since it involves dropping the engine and separating it from the transmission. With the engine already out of the car, however, things were much, much easier. A new rear main seal came with our gasket kit, so we already had one on hand.

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Woody MegaDork
1/16/12 6:06 a.m.

Tell us more about the black car!

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
1/17/12 10:49 a.m.

The black car belongs to a friend, and it's about to get an engine swap.

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