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Water pump gasket sealer

Should you use water pump gasket sealer The most common question I hear about water pump installation is whether you should use water pump gasket sealer on the new pump. Here’s the correct answer Unless the shop manual or water pump instructions tell you to use gasket sealer, do NOT use it. Here’s why. Rubber O-rings and rubber seals on new water pumps are designed to be installed DRY unless otherwise stated in the installation instructions. Applying a gasket sealer or room temperature vulcanizing (RTV) sealant can actually cause an … Read More


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