I have an always present droplet of ATF hanging from the bellhousing. It never seems to drip or leave drop spots on the driveway. I figure it is a weeping front seal, but I'll let that sleeping dog lay as my fluid level does not drop.
The kickdown solenoid has an o-ring and a crush washer. Very easy DIY. The fill tube has either an o-ring or a crush washer depending on the tranny I believe, again another easy DIY.
'73 280SEL 4.5 (9/72)- RIP
Only 8,173 units built from 5/71 thru 11/72
'02 CLK320 Cabriolet - wifey's mid-life crisis
2012 VW Jetta Sportwagon TDI...at least its a diesel
Non illegitemae carborundum.