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Unread 12-08-2011, 09:52 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by JrMechanic View Post
I don't understand why I hear of so many people having trouble with this tube. I've done tons and have never had one leak. Make sure there are no sharp edges on the water pump or the tube, install the O-ring dry, and smear a liberal amount of RTV over the end of the tube. Push the tube in straight with a back and forth twisting motion. If it won't go in all the way, place a screwdriver on the edge of the bracket and tap it the rest of the way in.
Originally Posted by Virmagicus View Post
Tranz shop has a **** ton of o-rings as well.
thanks guys... i found the actual part number and a picture of the complete thing.. i hope i can reuse mine.. mine is pretty rusty though...

having a hard time finding an aftermarket one though..

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Unread 12-09-2011, 09:20 PM   #17
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A couple of good sources for O rings are: McMaster-Carr, and Grainger.

McMaster you'll have to buy online, Grainger has stores in some cities. Use the web.

Prices will blow auto parts stores away.
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