HELP weird rear main seal discovery
So I pulled my pan and bearing cap and found the seal in the bearing cap seemed old and brittle, went to remove the upper half...and it's gone! I was worried it broke apart and was up in the crankshaft so I got a plastic zip tie and ran it through the groove where the upper seal sits...it's clear, no seal.
Where could it have gone? This pan has never been removed, though the tranny has been worked on. I guess I should be happy I don't have to worry about scratching the crank taping it out, but this is weird.