i forgot to fully tighten the bolts that hold the metal plate to the waterpump, so i decided to be smart, spend $4.00 and 1 hour, and do the whole thing over.
when i took out the lower alternator bolt, it was wet where the red rectangle is. the inside of the spacer was wet also. the red line obviously shows where it went into the block.
i didn't fill the engine with water, but the car is up on ramps and you can see a little water standing in there in left cavity. even so, i am not sure how the bolt could have been wet.
is it possible that during installation, some water creeped out, made its way onto the bolt? if so, why would on the one section be wet?
strange stuff. hope i didn't screw anything up.