Replacing water pump gasket today. I used a new gasket plus some Permatex Ultra blue. DO I have to wait 24 hours before putting coolant in and running it or is that for when you just use the silicone by itself with no gasket? I'd like to run my truck today if I can.
Just came inside , Damn hot out there Thanks for the tip(plugged screens-passages) I started using RTV early on wrenching so its hard to break the habit. Sometimes gaskets didn't work. NOW I know why, I never greased them. THis time around I did use blue goop but I'm always careful just to use a thin bead. I will however try greased gaskets next time around. Thanks fellas! By the way what do you grease them gaskets with, regular lube grease or White Lithium?