Again, doing this job with the transmission out is probably much more straightforward. Here, Barry is putting the S1-provided block-off plate over the hole that the solenoid assembly’s removal left in the side of the transmission.
The lockout solenoid assembly has an o-ring that goes inside the hole on the transmission to prevent fluid from getting past. The block-off plate does not have any kind of groove or gasket, and the transmission body has no groove for a gasket, either. Liquid gasket was applied to the surface of the block-off plate before bolting it to the transmission.
You might think that you would install the block-off plate from the top. Don’t think that. We tried to think that, and the transmission corrected us.
When doing it from the bottom, it also helps to have someone assist from the top, and even then, you will struggle. Be patient.
We are working on the car, so, of course, there’s going to be holes drilled.
The tunnel’s proximity meant that there was no way we could get a tool onto the plunger to remove it. So, Barry drilled a giant hole in the tunnel so that he could access it that way. Sometimes that’s just what you have to do.