New water pump leaking

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Slicky
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New water pump leaking

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Replaced the water pump not that long ago and it appears to be leaking at the gasket on the back plate . Has this ever happened to anyone ? What is the point of this design ?

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Re: New water pump leaking

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It can happen, did you run sealant around the mounting holes on the mount?

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Re: New water pump leaking

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I just intalled it as is , it came assembled . It didn't leak at the block , it was the leaking at backing plate.

I just finished re and re on it. The gasket was wet through half way around but I could not see an obvious flaws . Oh well back together now I used a smidgen of aviation form a gasket with a new Felpro unit and it appears to be holding . Haha funny note I bought a clutch fan wrench kit for the last time it was off and thought I'll never need this again. Right ...
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