My 2007 TL Type S (3.5L, auto) has a slow oil leak, dripping down between the engine and transmission. I think it’s the rear main seal, or the o-ring in the plate that houses the rear main seal. The car has about 240,000 miles on it, but it is in great condition, and it runs great. I can work on it in my home garage, and I have a couple of floor jacks and a transmission jack, but no lift. I could buy or rent an engine crane, if necessary. Would you recommend any of the following options, or any other options?
(A) Support the engine with a crane, drop the front subframe, remove the transmission, and repair the leak.
(B) Pull the engine and transmission and repair the leak.
(C) Sell the car to someone who doesn’t mind the slow oil leak as much, and get a newer vehicle with less than 200,000 miles on it.
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