It was the pressure regulator sealing rings. Now that I got it out, both were blown out.
Odd, it didn't change the shift quality, and I detected no slippage what-so-ever, but I wonder how they got blown apart like that?
Well, now I am in a pickle. The only O-rings I have /can get are the generic "assortment". I have the right diameters, but they are too thick. I tried, but no matter how hard I push I cannot get the regulator back in with the thick o-rings.
Now I know I can get the exact size from the local hardware store (made for faucet repair), but are they the same thing or are they made of some other material? Silly, but I do not know if an o ring is an o ring or if they are made of different materials to withstand the additonal heat/submersion in a petrolium product?
2nd thing-I cannot find the missing parts of those o rings. Do I drop the VB
or is it okay to leave it be? I do not have another VB
All this was supposed to be was just a fluid change LOL.