[V8] Since we're talking about ...

Kneale Brownson kneale at coslink.net
Thu Mar 9 20:38:39 EST 2006

Power steering pumps can make a lot of strange noises.

At 05:14 PM 3/9/2006 -0800, Buchholz, Steven wrote:
>... strange problems ... 
>The engine in #344 is making an awful noise ... it is a rhythmic squawking 
>sound ... almost sounds like an A/C compressor.  I haven't tried very hard 
>to isolate it, but it sure sounds like it is coming from the front area of 
>the left head.  AFAIK all the bearing surfaces for the cam are oil type 
>clamshell, not ball/roller bearings.  Of course it may be a belt, but I 
>don't think so ... 
>I thought I'd post a quick note to see if there was any BTDT on this sort of 
>thing.  I was actually thinking about trying to run the engine with the 
>valve cover removed ... I suppose at the very least I could look for a lack 
>of lube ... 
>Steve B
>San José, CA (USA)
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