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I'd point out that transmission seals are generally made of compounds that are not damaged by petroleum products, as they are constantly exposed to transmission fluid, which is one.
Water pump impellers are often made of very different compounds, and you're basically comparing apples to oranges.
Originally Posted by 75R20
While I agree with this statement in a general sense, most all things in the automotive/marine arena are using synthetic rubber compounds and the petroleum jelly will not harm that. I've never seen a plastic harmed yet, but anything is possible.
Example; All automatic transmission seals are lubed prior to assembly with Vasaline/petroleum jelly. Doesn't matter if it's a Yugo or an Allison HD truck transmission. Industry standard.
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