I have noticed what appears to be lifter noise (clanking) on my engine, noticed it shortly after buying it. I have just over 500 miles on it and was hoping it would go away (wishfull thinking) and cuirious if this is normal. The engine could be hot or cold, makes no difference. It's only annoying that it may be out of adjustment and causing undue wear or contributing to less gas mileage. I will probably live with it until time for the first oil change, take it to the dealer (free oil changes) and make them listen to it first and try to explain what's going on. If it's not better when I leave the dealership I plan to install a high quality synthetic motor oil but I would expect that to make things louder, but overall engine wear would be better.
Any thoughts on the lifter noise, is this normal for this new engine?