Originally Posted by erm324
Most definitely sounds like a bottom end noise but it is not directly correlated with the crank as you would suspect with a rod bearing failure. Even though the oil sample results were flawless, I still do think it has to do with the motor. I cannot wait to get the call from the dealer with an update because I've been dumbfounded the past two months.
Good luck, hope everything works out. We have also seen where parts of the thrust bearing gets clipped. Hope this helps, just want to sharing our experiences and knowledge of this engine with the community. If there is anyway we could help, let us know. We would be more than happy.