Well my midnight pump job was a failure.
I drove it across the parking lot and into a tire shop to get the coolant flushed. And found some leaks
Pump leaked in 2 spots, on the top where the 2 short bolts are, just to the left of the pulley, and then at the lower elbow (water inlet? pipe)
So I've got it home now though, praise the Lord.
And I pulled it all off again, turns out those 2 short bolts need aviation permatex (so says my Haynes manual) but ALSO I pinched the gasket at that location
The round gasket was the culprit for the inlet tube, looks like I used the one that was for the thermostat.
On a plus note, the pump I got at AutoZone came with a new lower inlet tube which is a MUCH heavier duty version of the original. Thicker flange and it weighs about a pound or 2 more.
I picked up some "water pump specific" permatex and plan on using it and no OEM gaskets since I need to drive the truck tomorrow afternoon.
Anyone think this is a bad idea?