WOW what a HOT MESS !
Looks like i spoke to soon, i waited until it got dark, shined the uv light on the engine and saw TONS of oil leaking,
Removed the top timing cover and the timing belt is swimming in oil.
Oil leak detection Dye is your BEST FRIEND in pinpointing leaks.
Soooooooooo, spent the morning cutting into the lower body of the car with a sawzall, cobalt drill bits,and a grinding wheel
( don't shoot me, i'll be fabricating a 1/16th inch cover plate along the cut,welding it and sealing it, this way future work can be easily done with the access hole i've provided, the plastic cover will still cover it nicely though, pics coming soon ) it aint pretty but gave me enough room to get to the crankshaft bolt.
Locked the flywheel safely using a 14 mm wrench on one of the torque converter bolts attached to the flywheel and lodged it against a 14mm bolt that holds the cover plate plate on. SAFE way to do it without an expensive tool and no risk of broken flywheel teeth doing it with a crowbar and you don't need another person to hold the prybar.
Got the crankshaft bolt off with 1/2 inch rachet extensions and 2 foot rachet, supported on a jack stand for leverage, it came off a little TOO EASY, must not have been torqued properly.
Got the belts off,
Got the crank and water pump pulleys off,
timing cover top and bottom off,
and wow lots of oil EVERYWHERE !
So I'll be replacing both the camshaft and crankshaft seals with factory seals soon.
The end seals on the pan were also leaking slightly but not enough to justify this much oil, i'll keep you posted.