Some progress today - installed 'modern' rear main seal today thanks to borrowed tool (much obliged James!) Also installed oil pump with new o-ring, flywheel, camshaft, crank sprocket (very tricky) and duplex chain (trickier). Read other inmates' accounts about the tiny e-clips releasing and dropping into the oil pan. Has anyone had recent problems with these IWIS clips? Maybe it was a bad batch circa 2009.
My idea of a dental mirror -
No wonder the chain was sloppy -