Once the area was cleaned off, it was time to install the new Meziere 50-gpm pump. However, we hit a bit of a snag. When we went to call around for a water pump gasket replacement from the local parts stores, we couldn't find any! We had to improvise and used a Permatex Hi-Temp Silicone Gasket Maker. We would recommend a new gasket, but this will work just as well. By putting a very thin layer of the gasket maker and evenly spreading it on the pump, the silicone will act as a makeshift gasket.