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It is leaking oil. How can I tell if it is a main seal?

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Well, it's best to put the car up on a rotary lift and clean off the engine from below with brake cleaner or something that will dry up the oil, and observe where the oil comes out of.

If it's coming out of the rear main seal, you'll see it start to drip from that location.

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