ok... well im making progress. I figured out the noise it makes while it idles. i attached the breakdown ive been going off of so you can see what im talking about. the idling noise is simple: at a stop, the clutch drum (21051) is spinning while the outer flange (20683) is at rest. my flange is slightly out of round in one spot so every time one of the outer clutch pads goes by the bent spot, it makes a grinding noise. simple enough. thats why when i come to a stop the noise isnt there until i _completely_ come to a stop. so i gotta get a new outer flange or bend this one back into shape. no big deal.
so this leads me to believe the second noise that happens around 10-15 mph doesnt even have anything to do with the idling noise. after im off the line the flange is spinning with the clutch drum anyways, so theres no reason for there to be a grinding noise. so it sounds real clean until 10-15 mph... then it starts rattling. its a different sound entirely.. not a grind anymore, a noisy ass annoying fuckin rattle. when i go past that point it gets a little better but its still definitely there. not even 100% convinced its coming out of the variator anymore, since i know its not the same thing thats causing the idle noise.
the variator definitely isnt hitting the pulley, but what else in the variator could cause a noise like that? anything else i should check for? Tommorow i guess im just gonna go through my engine and see if there's anything out of the ordinary... i did just install a G3 so im gonna have to make sure everything is hunky dory with that. Anything i should look for with the G3?
Thanks a lot for the help,