I have pulled the variator and cleaned everything up, even bought a new back plate since the old one had some play but the new one also has some play. The crank is worn but I don't think that's the issue.
Noise is still there after reassembly. I also put the old set of rollers in just in case that was the issue but the new ones were in spec. I did not realize the rollers went in with the metal side to the right so there might have been a few in backwards after my 10K service but they all look ok and none are worn differently than the others, no flat spots either. Could that have caused the variator to wear? No visible wear on the variator, it looks fine. The rollers still had a lip on them and the coated side looked fine as well.
Anyone else ever heard this noise?