you may have tightened it too tight and / or put together to soon... a light bead is better. Just let it set for a few minutes... I use Indianhead cement on the removable part,as in the water pump.. Regular blue permatex on the gasket where it attaches to the engine.... Usually all the gasket then sticks to the part I remove. Besides you can let the rebuilder worry about scraping gaskets then...
94 Grand Cherokee ... 332,000 miles
5.2 liter 242 :)
Rancho 5000 steering stabilizer