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Seal the Water Pump Pipe?
Posted 03 July 2004 - 07:15 PM
Short version: I replaced the O-ring on the pipe that slides inside the pump. Should I have done something more to seal that connection?
Long version: After putting it all back together and starting the engine, water continued to flow from below the water pump (about 1 drop/second falling falling from the bottom of T-belt covers). I pulled the A/C bracket, crank pulley, t-belt covers off (leaving radiator in and full of water). Tried spinning the water pump shaft to find where the leak is coming from...hard to tell. It's not coming from the weep hole. Doesn't seem to be coming from the pump gasket. It's definitely wet below the pipe on the pump body but can't see any obvious drips (it's pretty tight in there). Any ideas?
Posted 04 July 2004 - 12:23 AM
Posted 04 July 2004 - 12:47 AM
i tend to use silicone with used o-rings, but that is not always necessary.
sometimes the mount for the pipe can bend a little, just push it in as far as it goes, bolt it up, and maybe push down on it a little, as it may have pulled up when pulling the hose. a wiggle usually does it if that's the problem
Posted 04 July 2004 - 07:35 AM
I finally got the car back and a week later it started leaking. After pulling a pound of RTV off the pump and pipe and fixing the bracket which they bent, life was good.
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