I need some help, I have a whine that drives me crazy.
First off, some history.
I'm a mechanic and bought a 95 Wrangler 2.5 with a blown engine (read rod n*2 went through the block and oil pan). I got a used 95 bock of cl and swapped it in. It ran great, no noise whatsoever. I drove 10 miles to the garage, did a full tune up (filters, plugs, water pump, tensioner, thermostat, distri cap and rotor and flush everything). I also cleaned the throttle body.
I drove the car that night for 50 miles and it was great, notice the tranny needs new synchro for first and second and fifth gear is gone.
The next day, I drove 15 miles and all the sudden, the whine came out.
It sounds like a whiny rear end but follows the engine rpm. It goes away if I press the clutch, but doesn't accentuate with speed, only rpm. I have constant oil pressure (50 idle, 65 running).
I have a light ticking(seems to be a lifter). I try a stethoscope but noise is really hard the locate.
I have a very light ticking under the valve cover, and it seems another one at the junction of the block/oil pan (thinking oil pump bearing).
I would love if it is the tranny but it doesn't seems to be.
I can't go to the garage this week to put it on the lift. If anyone has had the same issue, I would love to know what caused it.