In Reply to: Re: HELP!! REPLACED WATER PUMP STILL LEAKING WAT posted by John Fries on December 22, 1999 at 13:12:09:
: : 88 750IL
: : ANY IDEAS
: : LOTS OF WORK AND TIME INVESTED AND IT'S STILL LEAKING.
: : USED GENUINE BMW REPLACEMENT
: : THANKS,
: : NORM
: Did you put teflon on the mounting bolts? Were are the leaks? Gasket misalignment is a suspect. I always use a thin coat of gasket adhesive on the inside face, followed by a thin coat on both the outside (facing the block) and on the block. Let that dry. Put another very thin coat on the gasket and then mount. Naturally, the gasket fix requires removal and remounting with a new gasket.
I have to agree - likely a gasket mis-alignment ( or you missed on - there are something like 4 rings to replace.
Also, the metal hose running to the back of the engine may be mis-aligned.