Hi I am new to this forum so I am hopeful someone out there can help me. My VX SS is leaking oil out of the rear engine plate that houses the rear main seal. My mechanic has told me that to re-seal the plate he has to drop the sump which means dropping the front end's K Frame. From what I have read including the repair manual, the sump does not have to be dropped - you drop the gearbox, take off the clutch and flywheel assembly and then take off the cover seal. Can someone verify whether or not what I am saying is correct - that the sump does NOT have to be dropped in order to re-seal the rear engine plate. Thanks heaps.