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Would anyone very familiar with the W126 transmission be able to say if there is an aluminium washer stuck on the torque converter by looking at these pics? I don't have good enough access underneath so took these pics instead.
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I would say no. If that was a sealing ring we're looking at and you removed it, you'd have a deep recess in the TC and I don't think that's the case. Sorry I can't be more sure.
 

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There should be a soft-metal seal washer at that location.

If you have a screw starter tool with a small magnet at its tip.. You could tell (I think) if there is one still there, comparing the pull from that surface & the converter body.

That said, it looks as though that surface is machined steel from way over here.

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Thanks guys, there was no sign of a sealing ring in the drained fluid and nothing on the plug.. If anyone knows if there should be a recess there then that would answer the question. I wanted to put it back together today so i reinstalled the plug with a new ring so hopefully it will be ok..
 

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Well, now it's pretty badly scratched up. I hope it seals properly. Next time use a pick and try to hook the back side.
 

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That’s exactly what I tried to do hence the scratches, I’m arm outstretched with a pick and a camera, not ideal I know
 
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