I am refitting gaskets to an early R12 (1973) motor. I have a new crankshaft seal which is to fit at the front of the engine under the timing cover. The trouble is that there is a raised edge on the crankshaft end and I can't pass the seal over this edge.
I have greased the seal, I have removed the spring which resides in the seal and I have now run out of finger strength.
The manuals aren't much help. Is there a tool to expand the seal over the shoulder, do I need to disassemble further?