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Re: [Mgs] LH overdrive trivia

To: Paul Hunt <>
Subject: Re: [Mgs] LH overdrive trivia
From: Charley & Peggy Robinson <>
Date: Sun, 18 Oct 2009 21:36:26 -0500
For Pete's sake, what a thing to argue about...... Had your hearing 
checked lately?  (G)


Paul Hunt wrote:
> In a D-type yes, but not usually in an LH-type, as the solenoid 
> plunger is only pushed away by oil pressure when the transmission 
> shaft is turning and the solenoid is unpowered.  You *might* just 
> possibly hear something if you ran the engine with the OD turned off, 
> stopped the engine, listened with a stethoscope and energised the 
> solenoid, but I wouldn't guarantee it, and it would only happen if 
> there had been enough oil pressure from the pump to push the ball off 
> its seat to begin with, and even when it does it is only a minimal 
> distance.
> PaulH.
> ----- Original Message -----
>> When the O'drive solenoid is working correctly you can hear a click 
>> as it pulls in. 


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