@BrundleFly, you are correct. The engine overhaul manual says to leave the extra length of the cigarette seals protruding, so they will be compressed by the pan. I test-fitted my seals before installing the rear bearing, and they're nearly flush anyway; maybe 1mm of extra length. These are from the Spesso gasket set, so different brands may vary.
Listen to Gigem75. You should still put some ultra grey on the end as there is a small void to fill. You will know that the seal is in all the way when you see a little sealant ooze out. That is where oil would leak.
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