ID a water pump gasket

11b4v

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May 5, 2009
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N. Alabama
Who makes that black/orange composite gasket water pump gasket?
Got one couple years ago from Advance Auto but their counterperson says discontinued.


Have had great service from which ever one it is.
Just not confident in the plain ol paper gaskets. Covered the last one I used with a thin coat of black RTV with no problem
Ordered a Fel-Pro from ebay just to see what arrives.
May hit up the dealership tomorrow.


Appreciate the help all.


mv
 

11b4v

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May 5, 2009
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N. Alabama
Stealership sometimes works. 'sometimes' used loosely of course.

I buggered up a head gasket once and they gave me a set of Elring's for not more than 15 bucks more than ordering online. Got me back wrenching instead of losing a free day.

With little league/soccer/Army Reserve's or whatever the fuck my wife has poor mouthed me into after work, paying a little extra to have something now means I dont have to wait a week maybe till another garage time opportunity presents itself.

Just OCD driven peace o mind over the paper gasket.

This is the favorite/best of my two DII's. I've scrubbed and chased, and used the manual's torque spec on every nut and bolt on this overhaul.

This truck's at 193K and in great shape, even for a trail truck. It doesnt get abused, but does get used hard.

The dealership tech who did the original headgasket under warranty at 38k did an excellent job as evidenced by RTV in all the right places.

I cheap fuck out on my beater/daily driver DII, but dont mind spending a little extra on this truck.

Im thinking its going to be the Fel-Pro gasket. Pix to follow.
 

discostew

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Sep 14, 2010
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I thought that piece of paper that comes with a land rover water pump was just to protect the pump surface . The gasket I use is orange and black . Genuine Land Rover gasket . I get all my parts from the dealer , just not the one I'm standing in right now .
 

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Stealership sometimes works. 'sometimes' used loosely of course.

I buggered up a head gasket once and they gave me a set of Elring's for not more than 15 bucks more than ordering online. Got me back wrenching instead of losing a free day.

With little league/soccer/Army Reserve's or whatever the fuck my wife has poor mouthed me into after work, paying a little extra to have something now means I dont have to wait a week maybe till another garage time opportunity presents itself.

Just OCD driven peace o mind over the paper gasket.

This is the favorite/best of my two DII's. I've scrubbed and chased, and used the manual's torque spec on every nut and bolt on this overhaul.

This truck's at 193K and in great shape, even for a trail truck. It doesnt get abused, but does get used hard.

The dealership tech who did the original headgasket under warranty at 38k did an excellent job as evidenced by RTV in all the right places.

I cheap fuck out on my beater/daily driver DII, but dont mind spending a little extra on this truck.

Im thinking its going to be the Fel-Pro gasket. Pix to follow.


I really like the parts guys at century. Between my families volvos and my Land Rovers they know me by name and usually do similar things for me when I come in person. In fact I hadn't been in 3 years because of my stint in New Orleans and when I went in to talk get some things for my volvo the guy asked if I still had my Discovery.
 

11b4v

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May 5, 2009
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N. Alabama
The Fel-Pro i ordered came in. Its NOT the orange/black I was looking for, but was a lot better than the paper gaskets I had. Seemed to be a paper/composite something.

HyTacked it, installed, all pretty and leak free of course.

Figured the OEM would be the orange / black I was looking for.