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Old 08-24-2006, 09:16 PM   #1
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Default Water pump ground into the housing! Will it still work?

Here are a couple of pics of my water pump housing. The impeller gouged a mark in the back plate! It'* only about 1/16" deep, but will it still work ok when I put the new pump on? ANY advice?

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That'll still work. My 87 Bonnie did the same thing. Just make sure the gasket seals well. I used plenty of RTV on mine, but then again, that car was a true BEATER.
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same as mine, slap a new one on.
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It will have no effect on flow or pressure assuming you have no leaks to the outside when you get things put back together.
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You think it'* from a bad pump.. I'd suggest differently..

My 97 is the same way and I changed the pump w/o it being bad. Every single 3800 I've seen apart has been exactly like that.
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