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Turkey sound - update?
Oh yeah, I forgot to tell you guys (& girls?).
I changed my belts (alt, ps, a/c) on my C-GT, and
while I was there (since you gotta loosen the PS
pump anyway), I pulled the timing cover off to have
Guess what I found?
The waterpump shaft protrudes further than the stock
one, and was touching the timing cover (actually,
pressed very hard against it). It was machining
a hole in it (eventually)!! Made a nice little
groaning (or something) type of sound.
My car is _much_ quieter, now that I put a washer on the
stud that the "spacer" goes onto, under the cover, that
the "allen nuts" screw onto.
Isn't that great?!!! Maybe some of you guys will have
Let me know if you do. Aaaah, relief.
It took my friend replacing his 4kcsq timing belt/water pump
and complaining about the noise (and noticing mine makes
the same noise) for me to find out. I haven't told him
yet, so maybe it'll solve his problem as well.
BTW, he bought a water pump from TPC (ex-IPC), and the
first one they sent out didn't work. I forgot the failure
mode, maybe it leaked. Anyway, Rod made it better and
sent out an new (albeit currently noisy) one for him.
p.s. I need a '86+ 5k turbo motor, now! Help! I'm serious!