The cooling system is a crucial component of your car's engine. If the engine cooling system developed a leak, let's say, somewhere around the water pump, the resulting coolant loss could cause the engine to overheat.That's why, as a preventive measure, the engine comes with a water pump gasket. The gasket fits right in the gap between the water pump and the engine. By sealing off the area around the pump's opening, the gasket ensures that coolant leaks are prevented.Over time, though, the gasket can get damaged due to rust and corrosion. Thus, flushing the entire cooling system eliminates all possible sources of corrosion, which will help the gasket last longer. Improper installation can affect the water pump gasket as well. So before installation, make sure the mounting area is completely clean.That way, both the water pump and its gasket will protect your car's engine from overheating more efficiently. If you need a replacement gasket, plenty are in stock at Carparts.
• Made from high-quality materials for longer life
• Has a direct fit for hassle-free installation
• Available for all engine types
Get Rid of Busted Gasket
Aren’t you just tired of the leaks from your water pump? This problem can actually demote the performance of your vehicle. If you continue running with a leaky pump, then it can cause future problems, such as the coolant would stop flowing through your engine. Perhaps, the water pump gasket is worn out or you just need to get one. So save your car and fill in the gaps by purchasing a new gasket. If you’re not sure how, then here’s a guide to help you out.
How do you know when to replace the water pump gasket?
The water pump gasket is a very essential part of the engine’s system that’s why if you have a broken one or have leaks in the pump, it can surely downgrade the performance of your vehicle. An obvious sign that the gasket is busted is when the seal that’s keeping the coolant from flowing around the engine and through the radiator ceases to function. Also, if you notice that there’s a pool under the car, then it’s an obvious sign that there’s a leak in the water pump. This is the time when you surely need to run to the store to buy a new water pump gasket.
Where should you buy a water pump gasket?
It’s a good idea to invest in a water pump gasket that is produced by reputable manufacturers. You can always run to the auto stores to get one to actually see them yourself. However, exploring the Internet can also be a good option. You can read reviews online from experienced DIYers and even get ideas on what kind of water pump gasket suits your car the best. You can even order online; all you have to do is click and wait for the part to be delivered to your doorstep. You’d even get to save up since these components come directly from the warehouses. Be careful not to run to your local salvage yard because you might end up buying a gasket that can just make the problem worse.
These are just some tips to keep in mind before you purchase a new water pump gasket. Good luck!
Amp up the Water Pump Gasket
Are you experiencing leaks in your water pump and your gasket is just not doing the job for you? Well, your old one’s probably worn out and you need to get it fixed. Now, here are steps on how to replace your water pump gasket.
Difficulty level: moderate
Things you’ll need:
- Replacement water pump gasket
Step 1: Drain the cooling system and loosen the air cleaner outlet duct claps in the mass airflow/intake air temperature sensor and the throttle body.
Step 2: Take out the radiator inlet hose clip from the outlet duct. Next, remove the air cleaner outlet duct. If needed, you can take the engine sight shield off. Then, remove the radiator vent inlet hose from the radiator hose clips.
Step 3: Move the inlet hose clamp to the water pump. Then, remove the inlet hose from the water pump. Take off the fan blade and remove the accessory drive belt. Reposition the outlet hose clamp at the water pump to be able to take off the outlet hose from it.
Step 4: Move the surge tank outlet hose clamp to the water pump and remove the surge tank from it. Relocate the heater inlet hose clamp to the water pump and take out the heater inlet hose.
Step 5: Take off the water pump bolts and remove the water pump itself and the gasket. Get rid of the water pump gaskets. Keep in mind that the gasket surfaces must be free of oil or other harmful elements during the assembly.
Step 1: Install the water pump with the new gaskets. Be sure to use the right fastener in the right location to avoid future complications.
Step 2: Tighten the water pump bolts a first pass to 11 lb. ft. Next, tighten it to a final pass to 22 lb. ft.
Step 3: Install the water inlet hose to the water pump. Make sure to position the heater inlet hose clamp correctly at the water pump.
Step 4: Install the surge tank outlet hose to the water pump. Place the surge tank outlet hose clamp at the water pump.
Step 5: Mount the outlet hose to the water pump and position it correctly. Install the accessory drive belt and fan blade.
Step 6: Taking the inlet hose, install it to the water pump. Position the inlet hose clamp at the water pump carefully. Next, install the engine vent inlet hose to the radiator clips, as well as the engine sight shield if needed.
Step 7: Install the air cleaner outlet duct and the radiator inlet hose clip to the outlet duct. After, tighten the air cleaner outlet duct clamps at the mass airflow/intake air temperature sensor and the throttle body.
Step 8: Tighten the air cleaner outlet duct clamp screws to 62 lb. in. Fill in the cooling system and you’re done!
With these steps, you’re sure to replace the water pump gasket right away. Good luck!