Replaced Water Pump,
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New Zealand
Water Pipe Gasket 2L CF2
I got a very slow coolant leak dripping onto the oil filter of the 2 litre CF2 engine in my 156. The leak started after I gave the cooling system a flush with citric acid, followed by multiple fresh water flushes. This process flushed a reasonable amount of scale and took away the light rust staining in the plastic reservior. I replaced the water pump after the flushing process.
I'm not too peturbed by the leak (almost expected it), and have isolated it to the the gasket that seals the alloy water pipe to the front of the Cylinder Head. Part No. 7 in the Eper diagram.
My question is to anyone who has replaced this gasket is, is the gasket anthing special, like a formed rubber seal? Or can I just cut one out of gasket paper and smear on some hi-temp silicone?
Darryl in New Zealand