This is not a big issue but it may help someone. I am a retired mechanic of 40 plus years and I could not believe I almost missed this... My 63 CDV had a leak at the flywheel O-ring. In preparation for the repair I read many online stories about the O-ring missing completely when they removed the flywheel from the tourrus on the Jetaway transmission.

I removed the trans last week and pulled the flywheel off. Upon inspection I thought "wow, the O-ring is missing off my flywheel too ! " I cleaned the flywheel and scraped the area where the o-ring should go with a scraper. It all looked like clean metal so I installed the new o-ring on the flywheel and assembled the flywheel back on the tourrus and tightened it to specs. The whole time I kept thinking, " something does not seem right ."

After a nights sleep I went back out and pulled the flywheel back off. This time I really scraped the surface where the old O-ring should be and what do you know, the old O-ring presented its self ! It had looked just like the metal on the flywheel ! The old ring was hard as a rock.

This may make some of you think, "what a dummy" for not catching this the first time but believe me, it looked like part of the flywheel ,,,so beware !

Thanks,

Dana Cooper,

Mounds, OK

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Comment by Anders on October 24, 2017 at 12:42am

Ohh far away from being a dummy. I think I do more mistakes than rights. So many times had to go back and recheck. Especially after a nights sleep waking up with a nagging feeling.

Did you get a picture of the transmuted o-ring when removing it from the flywheel?

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