Hello treppers: been a looooong time since I last posted. I'd rebuilt my 3.2 and had inadvertently installed a rod cap on backwards and wound up spinning a bearing. Well, got THAT all straightened out and it's running again. I still have a question that I posed before, but never saw a satisfactory solution. When I rebuilt this motor, I purchased the new version rear main seal retainer: the old version had a rubber strip on the bottom where the retainer housing seals against the rear of the oil pan. The new version doesn't have this strip, so my question still remains, HOW do you seal the rear of the oil pan against the bottom of the retainer housing? What have any of you guys who ran into this same issue used? Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks.