So I am re-doing the water pump gaskets and after reading the manual and looking at how fragile the aluminum sections of the pump are, I am stumped on how to separate the two “halves”.
The manual talks about supporting one half and tapping the other through the impeller orifice.
Not sure how one does that. What’s the best practice to separate the two plates?
Also I noticed that most of the bolts have varying degrees of corrosion, to the point where I will have to replace most of them.
Why would this be and how does one prevent it?