Waterpump is leaking......WHATS NEXT??
Well i finally got the 350 running (previous prob - stuffed battery and faulty jumper leads) so i connected up my radiator and got some hoses today, filled it with water and guess what it had a few leaks (no suprise there! not with my luck!!) Well heres the problem i filled the radiator and when the water pump started to fill up, water started pissing out of a hole in the bottom of it. so i put my finger over the hole and kept filling, when it filled some more it started leaking out of the top hole (the holes are just behind the pully). i took it off and pulled the rear cover off it and sprayed it with wd40. filled it with water (facing down) with the cover off and it didnt leak. so i put the cover back on, held it upright, filled it up and it didnt leak so i put it back on. but when i connected it back up and filled it up again it started leaking again (but not as bad). so now im not sure if i need to replace the whole pump, buy a kit - replace the seals, or keep spraying wd40 in the holes to loosen it up. i know there is a few types of pumps, mine is the one that is sitting out from the engine (you can get your fingers behind it) and infront of the timing gear cover. once again im running out of time (wanna get it going so i can take it away for christmas) and any help is appreciated.
'78 CJ7 Levis......350chev, 4spd Toyota Transm&tran, Toyota difs with ARB front&rear, 2.5" Body lift, 33" BFG Muddies.
OWNER: WEARING ONE BIG ASS GRIN!!!