so sad to hear the engine is not good.well, the new engine has the same rattling up top as the old but not as bad, yet. it will get there, just like the first/original engine did. and to top it all off, the clutch/input shaft bearing is making a noise in neutral- with foot off the clutch. goes away when you press in the clutch. it's a rumbling noise. AND, when the car has sat for a few hours, taking off from a stop there is shuddering when hitting the gas/releasing the clutch. I thought maybe it was condensation on flywheel but it keeps returning day after day. I think the clutch got contaminated with oil or there is a leak going on causing it...
It's going back Wednesday morning....
if they can't or wont fix, lemon law or BOW (breach of warranty) time with 3000 miles even on the odo. I expect something better from a new car. even one that is labeled as "cheap".
did you perform the knock test to see if it also has the rod knock problem?? this is an important taks to do. because it can play even more in your favour.
about the clutch, if apply a little pressure on clutch pedal (not all down) and the noise still there, is NOT throw out bearing, but the noise only goes away when clutch is fully pressed, in my opinion is duall mass flyweehl.
before i sold my car, with 10k km, the rattling was noticeable, and in my opinion was because of bad quality of duall mass flywheel, all are going to rattle, and i am sure none of these flywheels will last more than
i have heard in person brand new versas and micras, and some of them, man, not only the engine was rattling everywhere, but the flywheel noise was awfull.
if you cant get a new clutch/flywheel and engine, apply the lemon law, these cars are, TOO bad.