I definitely have the tick, as well. I think it's totally normal. Mine, however, makes a metallic "ching!" at 4500 rpm in 3rd. Usually when it's cold outside but engine temp is completely normal. It's weird. I called my service manager who is really knowledgable and he said that's not right. He transferred me to the warrantee lady, who was nice, and she said I need to get it in as soon as possible. I'll drop it off tomorrow. Mine has to be a one-off, you guys shouldn't worry about this. I didn't want to start a thread and make a forum tsunami like the last thread caused. I'll let you guys know what's up. I leave for the desert next month, I would hate to leave my buddy awaiting maintenance for that time but I have to. I'm extending my warrantee, as well. Which I think everyone should do anyway. Regardless of manufacturer.