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Old 09-25-2013, 05:31 PM   #1
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Ever sense I put in the new water pump it has been leaking. I tourqed the bolts down to 18 like the manual says. I even changed the gasket after it was only maybe 2 months old. And it still leaks when I spin the pump by hand. So I tightened the bolts to 20 lbs and still leaking. Where could it be leaking from? Thanks in Advanced
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So you cant see where it leaking from? Its hard to tell where without seeing it with my own eyes.
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I can't. All I can see is just a little bit leaking from the bottom bolt. But due to gravity, I know it may not be from the spot, sense there are 4 bolts holding the pump on. I can dry up all the leakage but once I spin the pump by hand it leaks out again. Slowly but still comes out.
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Hmmm well, the only thing I can suggest is maybe jack the car up, and have someone spin it while you look closely from all angles (or visa versa) to find the leak. As from there, it may depend on where the leak is. But it sounds like your doing something like this now, so good luck!
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May have to return the pump. It could have a micro crack in it
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I was thinking that. Thanks guys
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Pull it back off and put a little blue permatex on both sides of the gasket. Problem solved
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Old 09-26-2013, 11:42 PM   #9
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Put pipe thread sealant or white tape on the pump bolts it could be leaking between the bolt and the threads

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White Teflon tape
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Ever sense I put in the new water pump it has been leaking. I tourqed the bolts down to 18 like the manual says. I even changed the gasket after it was only maybe 2 months old. And it still leaks when I spin the pump by hand. So I tightened the bolts to 20 lbs and still leaking. Where could it be leaking from? Thanks in Advanced
Pictures would help
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