Re: Screeching noise
Nope, that wasn't it. Nor was the noise coming from the little idler pulley. I think the noise sounds like it is coming from inside the engine.
I took off the clutch cover and didn't see any shavings at all. There was some clutch friction material (I'm guessing). I left it off for some runs down the street and the noise was still there. Then I lubricated the idler pulley and it still didn't change the sound.