Yesm the bolts are supposed to get some rtv before install. If this is a 22re, the '85 FSM, linked in the FSM section at the top of this board, will show you which ones get the RTV, same with the timing cover bolts.

The seal on the pump is also a common point of leaks with age.


More than tread lightly. Leave it like you were never there, nor anyone else.
'90 X-cab 4.88's 33 BFG AT's, rr ARB, Headers, Ignition upgrade, cold air induction.
'91 X-cab 5.29's 315's BFG MT's, rr ARB, custom bumper and flatbed