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Old March 20th, 2005, 08:41 PM
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Torn waterpump gasket. Use it or not?

Hi All

I got a new waterpump, but the paper gasket that came with it is torn in two. Is it safe to use it with judicious use of silicone sealant, or should I get a whole one?

Sorry if this is a stupid question

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Old March 20th, 2005, 09:18 PM
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If you need the truck right away try the silicone, but order a new gasket "just in case". If you have the time to wait, I'd suggest the new gasket. Why risk doing the job again if you don't have to, over a cheap part?

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I'm with Hans, why do it twice, I have heard of even good gaskets go bad because of them getting a little twisted on install.
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Get a twelve pack of your favorite domestic and cut your own gasket after you empty the carton.

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Get a twelve pack of your favorite domestic and cut your own gasket after you empty the carton.

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Is an import ok?

LOL. OK, just wanted to see opinions. I agree I should wait (especially since this is a hassle to redo). I *can* wait, but she's been out of commission for a while now so I'm getting antsy. On other vehicles I have owned you could dispense with the gasket entirely and be ok. btdt.

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Need a twelve pack carton for size. Any import in cans packaged that way? I would do a gasket here for certain. But you can make one if in a hurray.

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I think we need to add this to the FAQ for trail repairs! I would guess this works in place of other gaskets like the diffs.
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But of course.

Sometimes the first gasket making attempt goes sour and new material must be obtained. So a second twelve pack is encouraged. Coke and Pepsi product packaging is not suitable.

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