Note corrosion surrounding the
pump housing at the base of the pump.
A closer view shows the
factory paint in still on the gear housing... unfortunately...
Removing the paint shows that
the corrosion is quite extensive under the paint.
Carefully remove all the dead
And sand the surface clean.
placed in oil passage hole to
help keep dirt out of oil passage.
Paint the bare casting with
Zinc chromate primer then with regular paint before applying gasket sealing
compound. Complete the assembly of the water pump per the manual.
At the center right of the
picture you will note a piece of debris is clogging the weep hole of
the water pump base plate. This hole needs to be kept clear and care
needs to be used when applying the gasket sealing compound so that the
hole does not get clogged with sealer during assembly.
The above information should be
used in addition to your service manual.