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#1 (permalink) Old 05-28-2004, 09:10 PM
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I just tried to change my water pump. it has taken me two days to do it. i finally finished up today about an hour ago. i turn the car on and coolant is still leaking. this time the leak is much worse. i think it is coming from the water pump, but i am not sure. i was too tired and it was too dark to climb under the car again. just wanted to know if there are any common problems that DIYers come across while changing the water pump. any suggestions will help. thanks
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Most often water leaks from new water pumps installed are caused by not cleaning off all of the old gasket, new gasket moved out of place during install, or it just didn't seal. I allways sugest that one takes RTV (Super black, or mega black, chuck that blue stuff over the hill) and places a thin coating on the water pump then place the gasket on the water pump then aply another thin coat then let it sit for a min, intall the pump. Be sure not to crank down on the bolts, this will crush the gasket and even cause it to push out causing a leak.
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thanks for the reply. i went out and purchased a role of gasket paper and cut it my self. so far i have no leaks and it is working well. knock on wood. and by the way if any of you decide to buy a water pump and it is a bosch, make sure u do not use the gasket that bosch gives u with the water pump. it really is a cheap piece of shit. i suggest u make your own or something else.
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