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    Platinum Member Qapla's Avatar
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    New Holland TC40D HST 4WD FEL/BH

    Default Re: Anyone understand gasket sealants and truck water pump gasket?

    What I have used with great success since it helps seal the gasket and does not cause any ill effects to any other parts is VASELINE .....

    Yep, that's right, plain old vaseline. It coats the paper gasket just fine and will not clog or interfere with anything else ... even if you get a bit much on there. It will help hold it in place while you mount it. One nice thing is that if you have to pull it back off, it wont dry in the air or cause damage to the gasket. It is also easy to clean up afterward.

    Also, once you get the water pump on and crank up the engine ... after the first time the engine gets fully hot, it will be totally sealed and will not leak. However, if you ever need to replace that same water pump again, the gasket will scrape right off with ease and leave a nice clean surface for another gasket.
    New Holland Workmaster 45 2WD Gear
    Massey Ferguson 240
    New Holland TC40D HST 4WD
    NewHolland 16LA FEL
    Woods BH 70-X Sub-frame Backhoe
    Troybuilt Super Bronco w/42" mower
    Husqvarna DRT 900 Tiller
    Ariens 6.5 HP String Mower
    Husqvarna HU625WT String Mower

    3 point hitch attachments:
    single plow, double plow, 5' & 6' deck mower, tiller, 2 cultivators, planter, fertilizer spreader, disk set, sprayer, and a few homemade attachments

    30 acres, 15 acres, 5 acres

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    Trinity, TX
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    Mahindra 3616

    Default Re: Anyone understand gasket sealants and truck water pump gasket?

    My dad was a mechanic and I grew up at his elbow. Anything dealing with water he used a thin coat of Permatex, both sides. I do, too. Never had any problems with it.

    John

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