Which Sealant needed?

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Veem
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Which Sealant needed?

#1 Post by Veem »

Biggles has a nice new shiny water pump for our little Kubota and is not sure if a sealant is required with the new gasket, your advice will be most welcome.

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#3 Post by Niftyons »

Did Biggles take the old pump off?

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Which Sealant needed?

#4 Post by Polarengineer »

If the old pump had a gasket, then you should apply a new gasket, sealant is not required. Be careful when cleaning the counter surface, do not score it.

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#5 Post by Polarengineer »

Not having any experience of the Kubota engine, there are some engines that do not have gaskets everywhere. From what I see of these engines, the water pump has a large and intricate casting and requires a new gasket. care should be taken to tighten the bolts evenly to avoid distorting the casting.

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Which Sealant needed?

#6 Post by Hotrodder »

Always use a fresh gasket. Since living in France I have made much use of home made gaskets made from either proper gasket material available online, or the old standby cornflake box with a thin coating of Blue Hylomar gasket goo both sides.
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Which Sealant needed?

#7 Post by Veem »

Biggles says "Thank you all for your responses, they are much appreciated".

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