I donít like to use the word never, or deal in absolutes, but Iíve never seen that gasket fail on the H2O side, or there.
Madison Sully wrote:
Though, if the gasket #14 leaked right at where the #14 is pointed (on the inboard side of that larger hole), that looks like a coolant duct coming off the water pump. I could see that being the problem.
Top, yes. Bottom, yes. Ripped or jacked or improperly installed, yes. But all those times, oil leaks.
So 6 keeps the oil in the case, 8 keeps the water in the pump.
But itís weird, symbiotic relationship. 6 & 8 have to work together.
8 is Sam and Dean, 6 is Cass. The coolant is Lucy and the oil is Rowena
But I digress....
Anyway, the pump side ( of the seal is, in essence, two parts- interior and exterior. The oil side (6) is a standard double lipped viton spring seal, which is common for this application. Great at keeping things in not so great at keeping things out.
So, interior of eight breaks down and the system pressure pushes the aguas into six and presto! Milkshake time.
Or something along those lines.
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