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Old 06-29-2009, 03:12 PM
kchamb1206 kchamb1206 is offline
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Default Defective Water Pump

My original water pump on my 2001 5.9L was squeaking so I bought a Bosch new pump and installed it. I had a leak. It looked like it was around the gasket. Being an amateur, I assumed I had screwed up the gasket seal with too much RTV. I bought a new gasket and reinstalled carefully being sure not to use to much RTV. Still leaked.

Today I finally saw the leak coming from the bearing and shaft. This is a new water pump. How often does this happen? I know the right thing to do is take it out, exchange it, and re-install but I'm so discouraged I'm seriously thinking about putting a can of Bahrs in there and if it seals forget about it. Somebody talk me out of it.

Already 2 time loser do I go for 3?
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