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on the right side of the engine, the neck that slides out of the water pump, there is an o ring, (the radiator hose clamps to the end of this neck, and there is a small bolt that holds it in) in the manual, it has a bottle pointed at the o ring that says LS. was i supposed to silicone this o ring or something? i have a tiny tiny tiny water leak, its just pooling up around the base of the neck, did i not install the o ring right or what? any help would be great.
 

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QUOTE (leveldrummer @ Feb 28 2009, 07:53 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=752280
on the right side of the engine, the neck that slides out of the water pump, there is an o ring, (the radiator hose clamps to the end of this neck, and there is a small bolt that holds it in) in the manual, it has a bottle pointed at the o ring that says LS. was i supposed to silicone this o ring or something? i have a tiny tiny tiny water leak, its just pooling up around the base of the neck, did i not install the o ring right or what? any help would be great.[/b]
The pointer probably tell you to lubercate this part. try to loosen the bolt and twist the neck back and forth to try to seat the o ring. There is a chance that dirt is around the o ring or there may be a small cut on the o ring. It may be just as easy to drain the coolant and take it apart. I would not worry about air bubbles in the motor oil.

Good luck.
 

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LS refers to lithium-soap-based grease. I don't think that's the problem because I didn't apply anything to that o-ring and don't have any problems. Like said before, on bolt partially, wiggle it around and re-torque.
 

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regular grease will work as well. while your in there, you might as well pull the neck and check the o ring to see if its cut.
 

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little bit of both. rubber usually seals better if it has some lubrication and it reduces the risk of damage during install.



Damn, that could be taken out of context. :mhihi: :icon_eek:
 
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