OK.... I've been through many posts and mostly get how to press the new seal into the cover... Here are my questions
GM high tech had a write-up on the web that said the lip of the seal facing the front of the engine should face in and the other lip of the seal (the smaller lip) should face rearward. This is also where the little "this side out" is stamped.
But the directions included with the "new style" seal say it is a "reverse lip style as opposed to what has been used in the past" this side out has been marked on the seal as shown in the graphic.
As I said in my completely too long install post.. I am a jack (***) of all and master of none.....
The plastic "o" ring was loose in the pack and inserting it in the new seal to aid install has both seal lips facing toward the rear of the engine once installed. This does not seem correct. ?? Unless the "this side out" means toward the inside of the motor. Which does not compute either??
A little help here as the seal I just installed had the inner larger lip facing the inside of the motor and the smaller lip facing the trans but the inside lip hit the two tabs in the cover and apparently ripped when installed so it leaked.. We are sitting here searching for clarification since I do not want to do this next weekend too