1993 gl1500A water pump


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1993 gl1500A water pump

Postby clydeturre » Mon May 07, 2012 5:13 pm



I have a drip coming from the water pump which seems to originate at
the gasket between the two pump halves. Honda says you have to buy the entire
pump as a whole yet it seems I can order just the gasket as an aftermarket
product. Anybody done this repair?



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Re: 1993 gl1500A water pump

Postby WingAdmin » Mon May 07, 2012 6:27 pm

Are you sure it's actually coming from the gasket and not the weep hole? The weep hole on the 1500 is up higher and behind the water pump, and drips from it tend to travel down to the bottom of the water pump (right where the gasket is).

GL1500 water pump weep hole
GL1500 water pump weep hole

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Re: 1993 gl1500A water pump

Postby clydeturre » Mon May 07, 2012 6:53 pm

It is coming out the weep hole. That is kind of why I figured I needed to replace the gasket between the two halves of the body. I recieved that gasket today. I am trying to figure out if I need to put gasket sealant on it but it is an odd shaped o-ring style gasket, like the photo shows of the water pump

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Re: 1993 gl1500A water pump

Postby clydeturre » Mon May 07, 2012 6:55 pm

Ok, I think I now know what you are telling me. That the leak in the pump is behind the gasket so is something else. Maybe that is shy Honda only sells the complete pump?

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Re: 1993 gl1500A water pump

Postby WingAdmin » Mon May 07, 2012 7:00 pm

If it's coming out of the weep hole, then the gasket is not your problem. Most likely you will be needing to replace the water pump, and new O-rings at the same time. The weep hole is there to indicate that there is an internal seal failure in the water pump. It can also be caused by a failed O-ring on the pump itself, but if the pump hasn't been removed, the O-ring isn't likely to just fail on its own.

You will need that odd-shaped O-ring gasket, along with a new water pump and its O-ring.

Don't put sealant on the O-ring gasket. As long as the surfaces are clean, it will seal just fine on its own.




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Re: 1993 gl1500A water pump

Postby clydeturre » Mon May 07, 2012 7:17 pm

Maybe I need to look closer at the pump. I am not sure now it is actually coming from the weep hole. I assumed it was because the liquid was at the bottom front of the unit. About a drop every 10 minutes or more. I will look at it again. I hate to spend $200 for a new pump right now. Thanks.

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Re: 1993 gl1500A water pump

Postby clydeturre » Mon May 07, 2012 7:29 pm

Ok, the fluid IS coming out of the weep hole, so, new water pump. Thanks, you have been very helpful, glad I found this site.

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Re: 1993 gl1500A water pump

Postby Whit3B3ard » Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:11 am

Was searching the internet for this very issue and it brought me here. Just wanted to say thanks to all who answered this question. Sadly, your answer is going to cost me a lot of money. :cry:

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Re: 1993 gl1500A water pump

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Aug 22, 2013 3:24 pm

Whit3B3ard wrote:Was searching the internet for this very issue and it brought me here. Just wanted to say thanks to all who answered this question. Sadly, your answer is going to cost me a lot of money. :cry:


Not necessarily...you can do it yourself and pay just for a new pump and a set of gaskets.




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