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amber 6
01-01-2006, 01:33 PM
82 Stars and Stripes.
Should the Flywheel cover be sealed and bolted to prevent water getting in. Or should it not be bolted but not sealed allowing any fluid that may get into the flywheel area to escape and thus provide a warning of one of the seals having gone. I note at the bottom of the cover there is a TAB and thought this may be the point to allow it to drain. Can anyone advise please. :confused:

amber 6
01-02-2006, 03:04 PM
can anyone help with this one

01-02-2006, 03:13 PM
bolted only. No sealing required. The transmission already has a seal and the engine does to.

88 PS190
01-11-2006, 01:09 PM
there should be a plug but on all but modern cars and certain short lived exotics there is no seal on trannies. that plug is known as an inspection plug and allows you to check clutch thickness and to drain torque converters on cars, on the boat it would allow you to check to see if the damper plate broke, although w/ some difficulty.

amber 6
01-11-2006, 01:11 PM
Ok thank you all