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78 trans am water pump issue

I just got a new waterpump and gasket set i am confused on how to install the gasket set its a felpro

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I use a film of sealant on both sides of the gasket. I place the gasket on the water pump and then install the water pump to the front of the engine. Don't forget to clean the old gasket off of the engine.

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