no gear oil leaks to ruin your new clutch
If you’ve pulled your engine and found a puddle gear oil in your bell housing, it’s likely the trans input seal and/or gasket. Replace it or risk contaminating your new clutch parts.
Don't forget to put sealant back onto the housing bolts when you reinstall it.
85-88 22R / 22RE uses both the seal and gasket
1986-1988 22RTE uses seal only, no gasket, silicone only
1989-1995 uses only the seal, no gasket required, silicone only