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i know it calls for a gasket to be used but nothing seems to work as good as factory gaskets. if that leak is were you suspect it to be coming from. between the engine and water pump i would recommend when putting on the new pump to use an rtv in place of the gasket. i would recommend Permatex "right stuff" it usually comes in a small "cheese whiz" style can and is either black or grey. this will seal that pump without a doubt. just ensure both surfaces are clean when applying it. maybe a bit of brake cleaner to clean and dry the surface. i have pretty much gotten away from using any aftermarket gaskets unless they are equivalent to the factory style.
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