Originally Posted by VTSubieRS
could be lifter tick. old ej motors are notorious for it, i'd be surprised with one as new as yours. ever run it low(er) on oil? and issues with the car before?
Well actually. When my tuner did my turbo project install n such. He noticed I was about 3/4 a quart low on oil. (Mobile 1) and filled it for me.
I do not remember having this exact noise previous. Things always ticking....