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Leaking Water Pump; All Hands on deck guys need help asap
Topic Started: Apr 3 2011, 03:24 PM (1,393 Views)
chubart
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Just installed water pump gasket is on there, got everything back together not thinking the s.o.b. would leak but I filled up the radiator and drip drip drip theres a leak somewhere> what to do, i disassembling right now. Help everybody. Can't get to work w/out it.
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chubart
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Is there a bolt to the three o'clock of the tensioner behind the pie shape metal piece. Where you at tech's JM BB c'mon need you now!
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Suzuki Steve
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how about the pipe that goes in the back-side? did u use a new o-ring?
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chubart
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didn't mess with a pipe s.s.
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chubart
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everything is super tight doesn't appear to be missing any bolts picked up the old one and all the bolts and nuts are accounted for and tight. GRRR
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hmmm. what was your reason for replaceing pump? if it was a leak, then it might have been that pipe. Mine has been stupid a few times.
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chubart
Apr 3 2011, 03:26 PM
Is there a bolt to the three o'clock of the tensioner behind the pie shape metal piece. Where you at tech's JM BB c'mon need you now!
Yes.
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Hope this helps.
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GeoRating
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Did you use some RTV in there? A good blue silicon (Sensor Safe) is good to use on the water pump gasket and all bolts installed into it, I've had some annoying gaskets that just don't want to sit right and RTV saves a lot of re-dissembling time.

Could always be a bad water pump out of the box too...
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I don't have a torque wrench so i'm not sure how tight to make everything. but i had everything pretty snug and it was a really good drip
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96Geoman


Before you take the pump back off, find out where it is leaking.

There are some small hoses that go to the back of the intake manifold that carry coolant.
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chubart
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Ok it's leaking somewhere at the new pump no hoses or what not. I am able to continue tightenin all the bolts and nuts how tight should they be I'm guessing this is why it's leaking.
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The torque specifications are on this site. The bolts should be tightened with an INCH pound torque wrench, not a FOOT pound wrench.
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chubart
Apr 3 2011, 03:41 PM
I don't have a torque wrench so i'm not sure how tight to make everything. but i had everything pretty snug and it was a really good drip
Don't make them too tight. Spec is 115 Inch Pounds.

Did you end up having a missing bolt?
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Bolts are accounted for. don't have a torque wrench.
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snowfish
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Should still be fine. Just don't get to "manly" on them. LocTite Blue is a good idea since the torque is pretty low.

Unless the pump is bad out of the box, it can't leak. Provided All the old gasket was removed and all bolts are in place. Have you nailed down where it's leaking from? I know, it's a weird angle down there.

Gasket goop is really not necessary. More of a fail safe measure. I use Permatex copper spray "just in case".
Edited by snowfish, Apr 3 2011, 04:00 PM.
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