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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.

Also, check the tensioners for the belts. I have an '81zx n/a which makes quite a racket. I believe the bearing in the top tensioner is going. You can try tighteing them as I have done wich usually takes care of it for a little while.
> thanks

> will bowman

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