Originally Posted by numbersix
I'd try and source some new caps. I had new caps included with my rebuild kit. There was also a factory recall at one point due to the rear seal being installed backwards.
I called Novak and tried to get new caps. He said they were 7/8 expansion plugs and I would need to get from local parts store. Note: They do come with the master rebuild kit as you mentioned.
Last night I removed the t150 shifter and top as a complete assembly. There was no need to remove the shifter separatly. Eight bolts later and I just lifted the assemby out. No need to worry about dropping the alignment pins in trany....
I cleaned the bore ends, added some red lock tight, and tapped the plugs in place with a socket and hammer. My gasket for the shifter top comes tomorrow so I will slap that on and go for a ride. I think this will resolve my problem. Thanks for the help.