2005 Montero 3.8L Inlet Water Pipe Leak

Michael Brown

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I have had a coolant leak coming from my water pipe o-ring for a while and decided to try to fix it. I had ordered o-rings and removed the manifold only to find that I had gotten o-rings for the wrong pipe.

I had ordered the o-rings [N10] for the bypass pipe [9] and not for the pipe in the water pump housing [12]. I replaced spark plugs and put it back together without changing anything, but now the leak is severe enough to leave a puddle under the truck (before there was only some on the block).

Does anyone have the OEM part number (or correct size) for the [13N] o-ring in the back of the water pump housing?

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Michael Brown

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From what I have found, MD030763 is the o-ring I need to replace at the back of the water pump housing. Found it here (https://www.megazip.net/zapchasti-dlya-avtomobilej/mitsubishi/pajero-montero-4375/v65w-10690/myhcq-625206/water-pipe-thermostat-7921567#/il-189289042)

I will get one off of Amazon and update with the fitment.
https://www.amazon.com/Mitsubishi-Cooling-Water-Line-O-Ring/dp/B008RJN2SS/ref=sr_1_2?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1489434128&sr=1-2&keywords=MD030763

For future reference, is there a good o-ring kit that I could buy to have extras in stock (buna or viton automotive grade), or should I always hunt down OEM pieces?
 
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