Another Water Pump Leaking Thread- stop leak?
87 quad. Put in my new water pump, GF threw away the paper gasket it comes with so used permatex blue to create a gasket. I THOUGHT I had it perfect. Once I got everything together, there is a drop coming from the bottom of the water pump, off of the lowest bolt that connect the metal cover to the oil area. Maybe one drop every second, so enough to leak a small puddle over night, No oil is present, so I know it's not the metal cover. Went ahead and ordered the correct gasket off centerline.
Question is: Should I try to use a coolant stop leak to see if that fixes the leak? Or just rip everything out again and put on the correct gasket with some gasket sealant? Have always been weary about coolant stop leak, but don't really want to tear everything out again.
It is a new water pump from centerline and it visually looked OK. Old water pump was trash. I am assuming this is a gasket issue, but what other causes could it be, if any?