In Reply to: Water pump gasket posted by TonynTX on January 06, 2020 at 00:25:47:
It should have a gasket. Form-a-gasket might work very well as this cooling system usually has a 4 PSI radiator cap on it. My personal choice might be looking at either red or gray RTV and installing it. It should be operating well within the temp specs.
If you had a gasket, I would use Gaskit-Cinch between the water pump and the gasket and then a thin layer of RTV between the gasket and the engine block. Easier removal next time around and the RTV takes up the minor imperfections of the metal.
I have also used grease on gaskets to swell them up a bit prior to installation.
That works inexpensively and quite well. A few minutes works very nicely.
However, generally gaskets that have been greased will tear in 1/2 upon removal.