I have heard a few times that if you rotate your engine counter clockwise that it will mess it up. Well I was putting in a crank scraper one day on a 2.4 turbo neon '04 and I accidently turned it the wrong way I think a couple revolutions while checking clearance. Then it occured to me I had been rotating it the wrong way the whole time but by then I figured it didn't matter since I'd already done it. I put it back together and drove it for a year and a half and never had a problem. So why will it mess up your engine? One other random question, if anaerobic gasket maker doesn't need oxygen to dry, what keeps it from drying in the tube? Does it perhaps never dry? I ask because I'm replacing an oil pump and used this stuff and a good bit seeped through as I torqued the oil pump down, I don't know if it will just harden and be okay sitting there in the engine or not. I could try to wipe some of it off with the oil pan off before I put it back together but I can't get to all of it.