OK maybe I have more than one. When I removed my original rear main seal I thought all was original. After talking to some friends and BPNW I found that someone put a rope seal in the groove that I believe was ment as a drain(see picture). It seems like a good idea but it blocks the holes that are ment to drain the oil back to the sump (I think). Has anybody else seen this? Also I can see no wear on the housing of the seal. How can I determine if I need to purchase a new seal? Who has the best seal available? BPNW does not have them because the say they can't find one good enough to sell. Should I reuse the original, or get a new one?