It looks like I have to tackle this job tomorrow. From the book it looks like the pump mounts on a flat plate, which is essentially the timing gear cover. Am I correct that sequence is that the plate and the pump come off the engine as a unit..then the pump comes off the plate? Also, book shows just RTV (no gasket) between the plate and the block..Seems odd.. Also ont bolt seems to be blocked by the nipple from the crossover hose on bottom of thermostat housing. Book doesn't say to remove the thermostat housing..but I can't see any way around that.... ANybody done one of these and have info that didn't get into the book?