Is this engine noise normal?

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    #1 junooni176, Aug 9, 2019
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    I am new to the Honda world, but I recently noticed that the engine bay is pretty loud and there is a sort of rattling noise. Is this normal?
    I made a video here.

    Edit: I got the car a month and a half ago. Driven around 1000 miles
     
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    It's hard to tell if the sound is being amplified by the recording, or if it's really that loud.
    Honda motors generally sound like a sewing machine, but that does seem louder than usual.
    I'd take it in and have it looked at. It might need to have the valve lash adjusted.
     
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    It sounds normal. The L15B7 engine - which is in your car and mine - are direct injection turbo engines and always sound a bit like a diesel with it's distinctive "chatter" especially when started up cold.

    I first noticed this when I owned a Mk5 VW GTI which also has a direct injection engine and at first I thought mine was malfunctioning. Turns out it was completely normal.
     
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    Thanks guys. I'll take it in just to have the dealer take a look. It did sound louder than the other cars I've had but none of them had a turbo. The car drives alright though. Accelerates pretty well and I've pushed it upto 100mph without any problems
     
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