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> i have a 1982 280zx non turbo that up untill
> about a day or so ago has run perfectly. it
> still runs great but i have a funny sound
> from the engine that sounds like 2 pieces of
> metal rubbing together. i asked a friend and
> he said it was the timing but i neved heard
> the timing do this. i check all the oil and
> belts etc. and nothing there and i just
> stuck my head in the engie well (lots o
> room) and it sounded like it was comming
> from the engine block. it runs the same but
> this noise is loud and is pissing me off.
> any tips or comments would help alot. i dont
> want to do anything drastic to the engine.

Get one of those mechanics' stethoscopes and start poking around with it ( being careful not to get it caught in the belts, ho ho ho. )

It's probably the water pump.

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> the book said to squease the upper raidiater
> hose to see if the water pump is leaking or
> a pressure surge happend after i squeased
> it. ill go remove the belt a little bit
> later mabey if theres no rain but the car
> doesnt over heat and the raidaiter pumps
> water weither or not its warm or cold i
> dunno.

It would be the bearing on the water pump. It would make a **** of a noise, progressively ( and perhaps very quickly ) worsening, until such time as the pump starts to come apart and sends shrapnel thru your radiator etc., thus causing your car to overheat. ;^)

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