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there is a constant whine that comes from the timing belt area i have check the tensioner and everything seems okay, should i worry?
 

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Have you checked the idler pully too? The bearings could be starting to seize and that could explain the wining that you hear.
 

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When your alternator starts to go, it makes an audible low "wheeeeeeeeeee" sound. Turn off your radio and fans and listen while its running.
You can test with a device -I don't remember it's name, but it's a simple meter with two clamps that reads the voltage going to your battery.
A rebuilt alternator like Champion is pretty cheap, well under $200, and it's an easy job to replace. You can get the brushes and bearings replaced for about $40. A wrecker's alternator should be under $20.
 

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Unplug the alternator and see if the whine continues. If yes you may have the timing belt too tight.
 

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okay , i will try unplugging it and see what happens. can you tell me what's the most H.P. you can get from a naturally aspirated 3ee motor?
 

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depends how much money you have to spend. F1 engines are naturally aspirated and easily make 800hp and up
 

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Don't even bother, you'll spend more money trying to get a 3ee upgraded than it would cost to swap in something far better. The 3ee is a great engine for economy but that's all it was built for.
 
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