- My model of MX-5 is: MK1
- I’m based near: Didcot, South Oxfordshire
- I’m looking for technical help or recommendations on: Does the genuine Mazda water pump require a gasket?
After getting my 1994 MX5 last year and changing all the fluids, filters, brakes, tyres and a few other bits, I thought it’s probably best to change the timing belt, accessory belts, crankshaft front oil seal, camshaft oil seal and water pump.
I’m looking to order the genuine Mazda water pump from MX5 parts which suggests “Mazda supply these pumps without gaskets as they recommend that you use a liquid ‘gasket eliminator’ instead”. However, it seems that you can buy a genuine Mazda waterpump gasket? So my question is, should I use the gasket (with or without some silicone engine sealant)? If I shouldn’t, could someone recommend a liquid gasket eliminator?