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Unread 08-12-2013, 10:13 PM   #16
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Just to keep updating the thread....

I put a bit of household oil, like 3 in 1 or Super Oil on the threads and kept working the pipe in and out. It went a little further each time. When I was pretty sure it would get were I needed, I put RTV on it and got it around where it should be. Thanks for giving me the info to go forward and try.

Next, put it all together and see if I have fixed the leak.


Oh... question on the water pump gasket. The Jeep manual says to install dry. The instructions with the pump say to use RTV like product. Which way is best ?

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Unread 08-12-2013, 10:16 PM   #17
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Good to hear. And I use rtv as per the directions. And I have never had a leak after the install.

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Unread 08-15-2013, 03:09 PM   #18
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The other thing you need to do is let the rtv set for a bit before you go pouring coolant into the system. Make sure to use BLUE rtv as it really is the only water resistant rtv.
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Unread 08-16-2013, 06:02 PM   #19
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Yep, it's blue, and it's been setting simply because I haven't made time to put the radiator back in. I'll do that tomorrow. That's what weekends are for.
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Unread 09-12-2013, 01:06 AM   #20
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How much rtv should you use on the threads? Putting in a new water pump and have to swap the old tube over as well.
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Unread 09-12-2013, 07:46 AM   #21
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Aren't they blind holes?
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Unread 09-12-2013, 06:33 PM   #22
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I'm not sure of the term " blind holes ", but mine all went together fine, with no leaks. Thanks for the help, guys.
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Unread 09-12-2013, 06:36 PM   #23
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Sorry, blind hole as in it doesn't go straight through. It stops before the bolt goes into the coolant passage. I don't think rtv on the bolts will do anything. At least I can't recall if I ever put it on the bolts.
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Unread 09-13-2013, 09:25 PM   #24
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Nope. The hole goes right into the impeller area. I just used enough to lightly coat the threads. Much of it stayed at the top as the pipe threaded in.
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Unread 09-13-2013, 09:37 PM   #25
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Nope. The hole goes right into the impeller area. I just used enough to lightly coat the threads. Much of it stayed at the top as the pipe threaded in.
Ah see,
That I couldn't remember. Wasn't sure if the threaded holes could leak.
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