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      06-19-2013, 08:49 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by orcomma View Post
additional - have you tried using a hoover tube to locate the noise? one end on the ear and the other at the front of the engine / back of the engine to channel the noise and determine if its the fan belt or timing chain. old tip me dad taught me.
Now that is a good idea, I was thinking about a sound probe but never considered a hoover hose.

I have a good indy near me that knows the engines well, may get them to have a listen and see what they think.

Must have a camera handy to record the expressions as I waltz in swinging a length of hoover pipe and asking who fancies a listen.