Step 22: Prep and install timing cover
Clean up your timing cover mating surfaces. Clean all the old sealant out of the grooves in the cover.
Remove the old front main oil seal.
I used the old oil seal to help put the new one in. Flat side faces out. I flipped the old around so it was flat-side-to-flat-side and then used a hammer to tapping down flush. Use some fresh oil and coat the inside of the seal.
Put a small bead of RTV on all the internal bolt holes and around the outside of the timing cover. Let it sit for a while so it starts to cure a little and then put the timing cover on.
Put the timing cover back on and start putting the bolts back in. Do not forget to put the bolt back in the hole just above the fan pulley – I forgot to put that one back in and ended up dumping oil all over my serpentine belt (which threw it all over my engine bay).
Use some assembly lube and coat the crank snout as preparation for the harmonic balancer.