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just replaced my water pump... STILL LEAKING! :banghead: STEADY LEAK! :doh: ... leaking from the bottom right side. im just gonna get it to a shop tomorrow and let them empty my pockets. i have such great luck. :S:
 

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I guess you used the crappy gasket and not a little gasket maker. I have rebuilt 3 cummins motors and not one sealed with the factory gasket pulled the pump off and put a bead of gasket maker on it and no leaks yet.
 

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Don't do that. Take it back off and make sure the gasket/o ring didn't fall out if it did just get you a new one and put grease in the crack of the pump so the o ring stays. Also make sure the face on the block is okay.. Hope that helps
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:banghead: wow haha so that water pump i put on... the [email protected] o ring in one little spot was pinched outside creating a tiny gap to leak. so i took it back off yesterday.. sealed the heII out of it and put it right back. thermostat- no problem. why cant it all be as easy as a thermostat lol
 

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You don't even want to know how many times I have screwed that o ring up installing a water pump... they are a pain. I use a little grease to hold it in place.. Glad you got it going.. I'm not a big fan of rtv sealant. That is my own choice not to use it unless I feel its required. most cases I won't use anything other then the o ring.
 

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i did same thing o ring pinched in a rush . got new o ring and made sure that time.
 

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Haha I definately rushed. Got home from work set up a work light and started. I wish I had a garage to work in.
 

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You don't even want to know how many times I have screwed that o ring up installing a water pump... they are a pain. I use a little grease to hold it in place.. Glad you got it going.. I'm not a big fan of rtv sealant. That is my own choice not to use it unless I feel its required. most cases I won't use anything other then the o ring.
:agree2: maybe a dab just to hold it in place for instalation, but grease works better. Its easier to clean off if you screw up have to do it again.:doh:
 
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