Preparations for a new water pump
By the looks of the green droplets flying out of the front of my 1300TI's water pump, I'm guessing it's time to replace it, and have a new one somewhere in transit between Centerline and SF. Not having replaced a water pump before, I'm curious if those of you who have, have any suggestions on how to prepare for the job. Are there any particular sorts of chemicals that are good for cleaning up the mating surfaces, and is it necessary to put any kind of sealant on the metal surfaces and/or the gasket before bolting the new unit on?
If it's necessary to use a sealant, and you have any recommendations on brands, I'm all ears.