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I recently sprung an antifreeze leak right behind the timing cover on my '95 ZJ 5.2. I took it all apart and cleaned the timing chain cover. It appears that there is some significant pitting right where the leak was.

It's on the upper right port, the black areas are the low areas:



The leak was right at the 6:00 position in this picture, at the big black spot.



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A friend of mine recommended Yamabond or Hondabond. Are any of these a good idea or do you have any other recommendations? Should I make the entire gasket out of the sealant or should I just coat the paper gasket in it?

Thanks for your help!
 

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thin coat of rtv on both sides of the gasket should do it.
I've heard RTV isn't as strong as the yamabond or hondabond stuff. It has to have enough strength to be under a constant 20 PSI or whatever the pressure is immediately after the coolant leaves the water pump.

Edit: I think I'm going to use Permatex Ultra Copper RTV.

Any recommendations for securing the bolts that hold on the water pump and timing cover? Just red locktite or should I use something goopier to maintain a good seal?

Sorry I'm a little new at this =P
 
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