Northstar Engines and System Technical Discussion Discussion, 1998 Deville Waterpump housing cover gasket is it reall a dealer only item in Cadillac Engine Discussion; I was going through someones post regarding the northstar water pump r&r procedure and seen that they listed the housing ...
1998 Deville Waterpump housing cover gasket is it reall a dealer only item
I was going through someones post regarding the northstar water pump r&r procedure and seen that they listed the housing cover gasket and pellets as a dealer only part???
I went on the advance auto web page and found this gasket... is this the housing cover gasket? I would greatly appreciate a response before 5pm today, if this gasket at advance auto is the wrong gasket i need to go to the dealer then. and they close early Would really appreciate it for all of your input.
So basically I have to worry about two gaskets the pump o ring and this housing gasket? These are the only two to replace when you have a leak from the water pump area of the car? ( I have heard of the crossover passage leading from head to head leaking but I will tackle the water pump and any gaskets associated with that first and see if it is a fix before I get into it the problem any further)
Brian,this 1st post was a cross over gasket and the second didnt bring anything up. I can tell you they made a upgraded housing cover that uses a much better sealing gasket . It not expensive at all from the dealer and if your going to do it go buy it from the dealer or here online from Rippy or from another supporting board member. As far as stop leak I wouldnt use any at all...but thats my personal choice and if you read all the other threads you will understand why and how they work , I think there is one thats a sticky also. i am sure others will chime in here also....
Re: 1998 Deville Waterpump housing cover gasket is it reall a dealer only item
Yeah, didn't realize the water pump housing assembly was also the shared tstat housing. I ended up picking up both the teardrop oblong gasket and tstat gasket, the new housing cover and a new water pump and water-pump gasket. now lets pray, my crossover's arnt leaking since I was too lazy to get down and dirty and check the exacly location of the drippage..