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Old 04 Apr 2014, 03:39 pm
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Default Should I use RTV for water pump gasket?

99 Accord 4 cylinder Accord. 134000 miles.

I am going to replace my timing belt and water pump. This will be the third timing belt that I replace base on time. I guess the time to replace the water pupm as well. I cannot find any mention of RTV in FSM.

Internet search shows 50-50: some people use RTV, some install it dry.

What do you guys recommend?

Regards,
Sam

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Old 04 Apr 2014, 04:14 pm
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Default Re: Should I use RTV for water pump gasket?

somick <sam.libman@gmail.com> wrote in
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> Internet search shows 50-50: some people use RTV, some install it dry.
>




That only means that some people are hacks and don't know what they're
doing.

The pump comes with an O-ring; use that ONLY. Do NOT use ANY sort of
sealant.

And make sure the block surface for the O-ring is smooth and clean, without
corrosion or crud buildup.

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Old 05 Apr 2014, 12:17 pm
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Default Re: Should I use RTV for water pump gasket?

somick wrote:
> 99 Accord 4 cylinder Accord. 134000 miles.
>
> I am going to replace my timing belt and water pump. This will be the third timing belt that I replace base on time. I guess the time to replace the water pupm as well. I cannot find any mention of RTV in FSM.
>
> Internet search shows 50-50: some people use RTV, some install it dry.
>
> What do you guys recommend?
>
> Regards,
> Sam
>


on those oblong weird shaped rubber type seal/gaskets like;

<http://www.amazon.com/Fel-Pro-35482-Water-Pump-Gasket/dp/B000HUIV4K>

If it will stay on the pump by itself, do that. If it will not stay
on, use a few vary small spots of RTV like dabs of glue, to hold it on,
and assemble quickly before it has any chance to harden and distort the
rubber..

GW
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Old 05 Apr 2014, 08:27 pm
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Default Re: Should I use RTV for water pump gasket?

On Friday, April 4, 2014 1:39:53 PM UTC-7, somick wrote:
> 99 Accord 4 cylinder Accord. 134000 miles.
>
>
>
> I am going to replace my timing belt and water pump. This will be the third timing belt that I replace base on time. I guess the time to replace the water pupm as well. I cannot find any mention of RTV in FSM.
>
>
>
> Internet search shows 50-50: some people use RTV, some install it dry.
>
>
>
> What do you guys recommend?
>
>
>
> Regards,
>
> Sam


Thanks a lot for your help!

One more question: With the pump removed, will all antifreeze pour out or do I also have drain the block?

Thanks again,
Sam
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Old 06 Apr 2014, 07:14 am
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Default Re: Should I use RTV for water pump gasket?

somick <sam.libman@gmail.com> wrote in
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> With the pump removed, will all antifreeze pour
> out or do I also have drain the block?



You need to drain the block.

The block holds about a quart of old coolant that will contaminate the new
stuff unless drained first.

Also, that quart will come gushing out from around the water pump as it is
removed and will make a giant mess of the timing belt area.

Don't let anybody tell you that you don't need to drain the block. Failing
to drain the block is lazy man's hack-job way of not doing the job
properly.



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Old 07 Apr 2014, 12:28 pm
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Default Re: Should I use RTV for water pump gasket?

On Friday, April 4, 2014 1:39:53 PM UTC-7, somick wrote:
> 99 Accord 4 cylinder Accord. 134000 miles. I am going to replace my timing belt and water pump. This will be the third timing belt that I replace base on time. I guess the time to replace the water pupm as well. I cannot find any mention of RTV in FSM. Internet search shows 50-50: some people use RTV, some install it dry. What do you guys recommend? Regards, Sam


Thank you Tegger!!!

You are a great help, as always!

Regards,

Sam
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