I DEVELOPED A WATER LEAK WHERE THE WATER PIPE ...

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  • Anonymous
  • 1997 Mitsubishi Pajero
  • 260,000 miles

I developed a water leak where the water pipe goes into the engine block. I remove it and bought new o rings. Easy peasy so far. Came to put the pipe back in and just couldn't get all the o ring in - kept bulging out. Is there a trick to this or am I doing something wrong. I've oiled it, tapped it, squeezed it, sworn at it but still managed to destroy 2 o rings.

Friday, November 16th, 2012 AT 1:06 PM

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  • KHLow2008
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  • 41,994 posts

The O'ring could be of the wrong size. Ensure the tapered section of the hole for plugging in the pipe is smooth and not damaged. A little twisting while pushing in the pipe would help.

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Friday, November 16th, 2012 AT 4:46 PM

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