Motor plate and water pump gaskets

Old 08-06-2008, 08:01 PM
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Default Motor plate and water pump gaskets

Im installing my motor.. im using a 1/4 inch alum motor plate .090 steel mid-plate. I need to seal from the back of the motor plate water pump holes to the block. In the past i have used a gasket and good hi temp red or black gasket maker. People tell me to just use gasket sealer.. and the fact i didnt have any leaks before ..they claim was just lucky.
Whats the correct way to be sure there are no coolant leaks where the block meets the back of the motor plate water pump holes?

thanks in advance
Keith
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Old 08-06-2008, 08:13 PM
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Originally Posted by dynaguy03
Im installing my motor.. im using a 1/4 inch alum motor plate .090 steel mid-plate. I need to seal from the back of the motor plate water pump holes to the block. In the past i have used a gasket and good hi temp red or black gasket maker. People tell me to just use gasket sealer.. and the fact i didnt have any leaks before ..they claim was just lucky.
Whats the correct way to be sure there are no coolant leaks where the block meets the back of the motor plate water pump holes?

thanks in advance
Keith
I use a gasket and the "Right Stuff" works like a charm.
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Old 08-06-2008, 10:07 PM
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I use gaskets both sides and GE hi-temp silicone, works for me.

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Old 08-07-2008, 03:19 AM
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I've always used gaskets and enough "something sticky" to hold them in place until I get the bolts in. No problems.....
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Old 08-07-2008, 06:06 AM
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Originally Posted by johnracer
I've always used gaskets and enough "something sticky" to hold them in place until I get the bolts in. No problems.....
what he said.
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Old 08-07-2008, 06:59 AM
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YEP!
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Old 08-07-2008, 07:56 AM
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Thanks everyone... i will stick with the gaskets and my GE high temp as i did last time.

thanks again

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