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2013-09-19 17:35:56
Originally Posted by Rodrigo
Check your wheel bearings

I checked the right front wheel bearing yesterday, it was nearly new. I repacked it and buttoned it up sound is still there.

Today I removed the alternator belt and ran the car. Whine is still present.

I do have a lightweight flywheel 9.5 lbs. I had it resurfaced when I installed the sr16 tranny last week. Does anybody think the flywheel could be the culprit? Its the only rotating part left. lol.
2013-09-19 20:54:18
Re: Whining I'm Baffled
Everything on mine is polybushed and hard mounted.

I've had a jwt flywheel in and swapped back to stock made no difference.
2013-09-19 21:50:50
Maybe it's the poly bushes. Like I said before, I swapped trannies last week to a sr16 from a stock de tranny, I used the same flywheel that was in the de a 9.5 pounder, new clutch, new pressure plate, new throwout bearing. THE SAME WHINE EXISTS! I think it's the nature of the beast with poly bushings.
2013-09-20 01:18:14
Try the chain tensioner.
2013-09-20 01:26:24
Originally Posted by 5speed
Try the chain tensioner.

Thanks for the reply. I'll try the tensioner, but don't the ve's already have the upgraded style? what's your thinking?
2013-09-20 01:35:01
If you have the original tensioner from the motor, then it's not upgraded. It would be 16 years old tensioner.
2013-09-20 03:51:49
Aside from the unknown whine, how do you like the SR16 tranny? Getting ready to swap mine in.
2013-09-20 06:56:14
Re: Whining I'm Baffled
I've put a brand new tensioner on mine. No change. Swapped about clutchs and flywheels. No change. PS pump. No change. Alternator. No change. Belts. No change.

I'm noticing no ill affects the the car, oil pressure is strong, pulls well burns no oil or uses water... Just driving the car.
2013-09-20 07:03:07
Well... if it ain't broke don't fix it..
2013-09-20 15:45:33
Originally Posted by lynchfourtwenty
Well... if it ain't broke don't fix it..

If we lived by that mantra there would be no forum.
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