Originally Posted by bbbeemer
I think I know what you're talking about. I've been worrying a bit (hopefully for no reason), but I have a lot of engine noise during acceleration like the car is working really hard to get me moving. I'm coming from a turbo charged inline-4 though, so I chalk it up to getting used to the 6-cylinder engine. I haven't noticed much if any performance degradation or any other issue besides some vibration in one of my wheels. Taking it in soon for that... I have 12k miles on her.
The noise in mine is a bit different. Very light throttle and engine load through the rpm band. At about 2k a clatter starts and then passes. If I let up a little and the rpm drops down, it passes through the clatter again then goes away.