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Water Pump Gasket-install gasket dry or with lube??


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#1 98sub2500leg

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Posted 30 May 2009 - 08:05 PM

I thought the dealer told me this thin metallic gasket goes on dry, but the Haynes and Chiltons manuals show using sealer. The old water pump gasket was similar to the type of metallic head gaskets (metallic gasket sprayed with some black coating). The replacement gasket I am referring to is the same, just not sure if sealer is used due to conflicting info. Couldn't find this issue in any search. Doesn't seem to be any evidence of any clear lube used on the old one, definitely no RTV was used. I believe these go on dry if I recall. Any takers?

FYI: 98 EJ25 engine; DOHC

Edited by 98sub2500leg, 30 May 2009 - 08:52 PM.
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#2 OB99W

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Posted 30 May 2009 - 08:55 PM

It seems that your question was already asked and answered here:
http://www.ultimates...ad.php?p=826130

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Posted 30 May 2009 - 09:01 PM

It seems that your question was already asked and answered here:
http://www.ultimates...ad.php?p=826130


Yes, thanks-my bad.

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Posted 30 May 2009 - 10:48 PM

The metal gasket does go on dry though FYI. Just torque the bolts to correct spec.

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 10:37 AM

I put the water pump gasket in dry.




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