Torqued flywheel tonight with fresh bolts - should have used the old bolts because when fully torqued, crank had set like concrete (had formerly turned freely). Pulled off flywheel and noticed spalling of outer thrust washer I hadn't seen before.
Had to have a better look. Goodbye new stretch bolts, teflon seal -
Thought for a moment it might be related to crank slipping off journals but unlikely. Here's a closeup -
Flywheel mating surfaces seem OK. Suddenly, I'm learning about crank end float. BTW, I put the flywheel back on without the main seal and everything spun effortlessly. I'm confused.