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Old 06-24-2010, 04:38 PM   #1
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Hi,

My water pump started leaking in my 2005. (Started over heating)

So I got a replacement and installed however I most have done something wrong its really leaking now.

I cleaned the old gasket off till everything was shiny.

The gasket seemed cheap therefore I went to the jeep dealer today and bought one.

My question is should I use some kind of sealer?

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Old 06-24-2010, 04:40 PM   #2
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I used "blue glue" silicone in a very thin line around the whole gasket. Mine hasn't leaked a drop ::knock on wood::

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I will give that a try tonight and let dry overnight.

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I used "blue glue" silicone in a very thin line around the whole gasket. Mine hasn't leaked a drop ::knock on wood::
Yep and give it time to dry seal up.It will work fine.Ive always used this with no problems. Iwent through the 1st time not way back in the day never again
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Old 06-24-2010, 05:30 PM   #5
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i use orange RTV on water pumps. and let it set up a little before running it.
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Success water pump is working and no leaks.
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Old 06-25-2010, 04:06 PM   #7
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That is good news, good job. Next time, just use a paper gasket but make sure the block surface is surgically clean before mounting the new water pump and gasket. Even a smidgen of old gasket material, even if small enough that you don't notice its presence, can cause it to leak. I never use any sealant, I use nothing more than a paper gasket for the water pump and thermostat housing.

And what you discovered with the aftermarket water pump is why I always recommend only the OE water pump. The store-brand water pumps with their "lifetime warranties" are junk like Autozone and Kragens sell are short-term use only junk.

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