Since my engine
is running again, I'm investing a bit in it. In preparation for the new water
pump, I've taken the old one off.
After wire brushing off the rust, it appears that the weeping from the pump has caused a small bit of pitting on the flange (really just the flange of the adapter, so not the end of the world), and some corrosion
of the bolts, shown in the attached photo
. The maker of the new pump says that since the pitting is outside the gasket
line it's okay, but would you do anything about it, can you? Is it even anything to worry about?
The trickle of salt water
has also made its way down to the mounting bolt and other hardware
there, and while it's not pitted, it's also not painted. Consensus in past threads was degreaser, wire brush and sand for prep, but diverged on paint
. Some said awl grip, others said spray, but what spray paint
do you use for just enough to get by? Rustoleum? If dad decides he wants this boat, we will probably pull the motor
, add a heat exchanger
, and paint it as a family project
, but for now just doing minor fixes while voyaging. Thanks!
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