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Ok. I have recently removed Water pump to service said item. Now its a gasketless item and mates face to face on the block. Lotus use Loctite 509 between the mating faces. I cannot seem to find this for sale anywhere?

Does anyone know/used or can recommend an alternative to this?


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Not sure there, but in the US we have a gasket available for the water pump and prefer to use it along with hylomar as a sealant. If replacing in-situ it seems like it would be pretty difficult to get the pump back in place without possibly messing up the sealant on the flanges and taking the chance of having a leak. It's not a fun job to begin with and I'd hate to do it twice, so use the gasket if you can find one....

Good luck!


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We did this recently on a friend's car (in-situ), using Permatex gasket maker for water pumps. http://tinyurl.com/3de2xb

I applied the sealant to the engine-side flange from above, after first placing two fairly long 6mm studs in two of the mounting holes to align it. He offered up the pump from below, I hung it on the two studs, then we put the remaining bolts in. Removed the alignment studs with an allen wrench, installed the two remaining bolts -- voila!


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I've tried Loctite 518/Permatex anerobic, and hylomar blue...

All leaked, but I'm wondering if I have a crack in my housing.

Next time I will try the paper gasket with the hylomar. Or the silicone stuff that Sanj used.

BTW I've resealed the pump 5+ times in-situ...


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Thanks guys. The engine is out so its a simple enough job. I just dont want it leaking when i have done it and the engine is in situ.

As for removing the pump in situ, I can imagine it is a pain. The oil pump cam pulley prevents one bolt from being removed and must be taken off. Hence why I want to ensure its totally sealed. Looks like a real pain to do in situ.


Caught between a rock and a hard place in a catch 22 situation, So its 6 of one and half a dozen of the other. Your damned if you do, but your damned if you don't so shut your cock!!!!!!!!!!!

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As your engine is out then dead easy to fit, Have a look at my which should also give you an idea,Thread , page three for some sexy shots of my water pump. to date I have no leeks.

Does your pump have the power steering unit attached to it?

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