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Paul
Cochise

USA
776 Posts

Posted - 05 Feb 2010 :  11:58:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
After tightening the front intake to water pump housing bolt first, then the rest of the intake bolts, it still leaks. is there a way to stop this leak? a thicker rubber gasket ect.?

Phil
The Great White Buffalo

USA
7214 Posts

Posted - 05 Feb 2010 :  12:02:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Did you replace the factory rubber seal?

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Bill Boyle
Horse Feathers (Charter Member)

USA
4793 Posts

Posted - 05 Feb 2010 :  12:08:19 PM  Show Profile  Visit Bill Boyle's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Well Paul, your installation method is correct. Phil's question about the seal is a good one. If you used a new one, be sure the metal is clean/smooth on the housing and intake.

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Paul
Cochise

USA
776 Posts

Posted - 05 Feb 2010 :  12:51:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I used a new seal, with sealer, both surfaces was clean. I had this problem with my 67 bird as well. just dealt with it.
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Paul
Cochise

USA
776 Posts

Posted - 05 Feb 2010 :  1:03:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
a good point about both ends being smooth. I did not check, but I will. Thanks guys!
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bnorris_74
Crazy Horse

USA
1442 Posts

Posted - 05 Feb 2010 :  4:40:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Some guys will cheat and get some good SS washers of the right OD and ID and shim the rubber washer on one or both sides.
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