No, I'm assuming the new water pump was cast differently than the original. The pump aligns on those 2 pins and is held in place by the six bolts so I know the pump is in the correct place and it is tight to the block. There was a clearance issue even before I tried to put the thermostat bracket on, so I don't think that was my problem.
Originally Posted by mgs96ps
Did you figure out why you had clearance issues?