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Old 03-24-2006, 03:05 PM   #11
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You shouldn't need any gasket maker. The mechanics rule is not to use it unless there are large knicks and things that would cause the normal gasket to not work.
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The water pump did come with a cork gasket. Should I also put a thin bead of water pump gasket maker to be on the safe side? I don't want to have to pull it apart again.
Mine came with a paper gasket that had a shiny bead of some kind of sealer already on it, if I remember correctly. I'm not a fan of cork gaskets...maybe others can comment on the use of a cork gasket.
I didn't use any gasket sealer, and made sure to scrape the old gasket off well.
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The two I've personally done came with a gray paper gasket w/o anything on it. Both sealed right up under the proper torque specs and haven't leaked a drop.
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Sorry it'* a brown gasket, no sealer it looks like, but it'* not cork. Probably paper.
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I'd run with just that as long as the mating surfaces are nice and smooth.
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I would sugggest going and buying an ac delco gasket for it. The gasket thats comes with the duralast ones and other non OEM ones are crap.
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I would sugggest going and buying an ac delco gasket for it. The gasket thats comes with the duralast ones and other non OEM ones are crap.
ya, i coulda made a better gasket drunk and using safety sissors
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OK, guys, I am stuck on the motor mount. I have taken off the two bolts and the nut on the engine portion of the piece, but no matter how much I jack up the engine, I don't get enough clearance to remove the engine portion past the body portion (my whole car was lifting up, so I backed off). I figure I have to remove the body portion also.

I took off the two vertical bolts on the body portion from the top, but there are two bolts at the bottom. There is not enough clearance to put a big breaker bar or ratchet (which is needed to take these tough bolts off). How do I take these off?

Another question so far: how do I hold the WP pulley in place when I try to take the 4 bolts off? Use the belt as a strap?

So far, time spent last night: 2.5 hours.
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OK, guys, I am stuck on the motor mount. I have taken off the two bolts and the nut on the engine portion of the piece, but no matter how much I jack up the engine, I don't get enough clearance to remove the engine portion past the body portion (my whole car was lifting up, so I backed off). I figure I have to remove the body portion also.

I took off the two vertical bolts on the body portion from the top, but there are two bolts at the bottom. There is not enough clearance to put a big breaker bar or ratchet (which is needed to take these tough bolts off). How do I take these off?

Another question so far: how do I hold the WP pulley in place when I try to take the 4 bolts off? Use the belt as a strap?

So far, time spent last night: 2.5 hours.
Don't take off the 2 big motor mount bolts on the side of the frame, just loosen them. It'* easiest to get at them from the wheel well. Yes, that means taking off the right front wheel. as for the wp pulley, they should have been loosened when the belt was on. now that it is off, take your belt, wrap around the pulley and around the strut brace bar. put a screwdriver or something like that in the belt and twist until the belt tightens around the pulley and loosen bolts
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OK, I already had the wheel well off in anticipation. Hopefully, I will have enough leverage from the bottom.

On the pulley, I was just following Techinfo directions, I think. Will try as you said.

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