I may grow older but I refuse to grow up!
- Aug 5, 2005
- Windsor Colorado
I got a re-manufactured water pump for my 74 FJ40 (bone stock straight 6) from Checker Auto yesterday (special order $ 39.00) I plan to put it in this weekend. Should I permatex the gasket in place or let the gasket do all the work? I noticed the gasket only covers about half the area of the mounting surface. I was worried that it might leak. Maybe I'm worried about nothing. Also. I removed the tube and feed lines/plugs that used to supply the air pump air to the exhaust at the head. I plan to plug the holes with metric Allen type plugs held in with thread lock. Has anyone done that? Is it going to hold? I got high-temp. thread lock and the plugs are steel. I figured it should work.