I just about finished the transmission rebuild, mostly in one piece, quite happy. Now to the valve body... I'm a little uneasy about rebuilding these pieces, so many little parts, but, it is so filthy, I have to do this. And now I've separated upper and lower sections.
As careful as I was, few plastic valve balls did get stuck to the plate and now, I'm a little puzzled where exactly do these go. Here is why... Apparently, there are variations of these valve bodies, and number of these valve balls range from 17-19 (depending on manual, most call for 18).
Mine has 17, I know I didn't loose any... So, now the question is this:
What is the location for the ball to be omitted?
This is from factory print out:
valvebody_factory by Duh_Vinci, on Flickr
555 I don't have at all, I guess variations per model...? Valve balls count on the pic above is 18 (I have 17)
Now, I've looked through 3 different manuals, including ATSG, but not enough info... I found this PDF, not sure who's print this is, but this is the only one talks about 17 vs 18 balls:
valvebody_aftermarket_manual by Duh_Vinci, on Flickr
The area with the red arrow above, I don't even have a place/location in mine that resembles the ball seat, so I'm counting that one out. It does however, talk about location 14a, where it says the ball at that location was omitted...
Would it be logical then to assume, that in my application, if no ball seat provision at the area of red arrow above, and 14a ball possibly omitted per image above, my 17 balls will be fitted as such
WP_20181027_15_55_09_Pro by Duh_Vinci, on Flickr
Yellow - omitted...? As you can tell, I'm trying to figure this out by method of elimination. Dealership folks said there is no info in their database that specifies locations or the number of valve balls based on the VIN...
Would there be any negative effect if I was to buy the extra ball, 18th from the dealership and insert it into that yellow arrow location?
Kindly thank you for your feedback!