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PostSubject: Lt1 water pump install question   Sat Aug 31, 2013 4:28 pm

Anyone know if you need the little seals that go in front and back of the drive coupling?

When I pulled the WP off the lt1 while cleaning a very thin round seal seated against the water pump spline. After reading the FSM it looks like there's supposed to be 2 of them, one on each side in between the coupler and WP/drive
My gasket set didn't have them nor were they listed on the package. Sooo I installed NONE,
Anyone doing opti's come across this? Any issues?
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PostSubject: Re: Lt1 water pump install question   Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:25 pm

The Felpro timing cover kit usually comes with them (2 I think). There is suppose to be one on the pump and one on the drive shaft. I've installed the pump without them, never had an issue.
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PostSubject: Re: Lt1 water pump install question   Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:36 pm

That's what I bought, felpro. You are talking about 2 paper circle gaskets right?
My kit came with:

1 front crank seal
1 opti drive seal
1 dreaded water pump drive seal
1 paper timing cover seal
2 water pump to block seals
2 rubber o-rings for the opti

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PostSubject: Re: Lt1 water pump install question   Sat Aug 31, 2013 10:02 pm

Ironfistdog wrote:
That's what I bought, felpro. You are talking about 2 paper circle gaskets right?
My kit came with:

1 front crank seal
1 opti drive seal
1 dreaded water pump drive seal
1 paper timing cover seal
2 water pump to block seals
2 rubber o-rings for the opti

I was talking about the O-rings. They work for either the pump or the opti, but I feel their more useful on the opti if those are all you have.
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PostSubject: Re: Lt1 water pump install question   Sat Aug 31, 2013 10:09 pm

So the paper gaskets can be thrown away then? I don't even seen them Listed for sale or mentioned anywhere,
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PostSubject: Re: Lt1 water pump install question   Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:16 am

I don't recall getting any paper circle shaped gaskets with my last kit, can't think of what they would be used for.
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