1977 70 HP Evinrude.
Still waiting for a stupid manual but of course I have all the parts I need NOW.
Installing water pump kit w/housing.
Question is, on the old housing there was no gasket under the water pump housing plate nor above it. Simply the plate and the housing were bolted directly on top of one another (not sure if that was the correct way in the first place but whatever).
Received new water pump kit (genuine not aftermarket) and notice this kit has not only a plate gasket, but also a o-ring which fits inside the bottom of the housing.
OK no problem, o-ring goes under the housing fine, but where does this gasket go? Under the plate? Above the plate? If it goes above the plate then that o-ring from the bottom of the housing would be in contact with the gasket.. That don't sound right...
From the bottom up is it:
Water pump plate
Where does OMC sealer come into play with all these gaskets and o-rings? Seems like it would not be needed...
Any help would be great. I know these type of questions are redundant.
This is the kit I have: