I'm a new owner of a 2005 Outback XT, 5spd manual, 80,000 miles, and a new member of this forum. I am relatively ignorant about cars, unfortunately, so please forgive that.
There is a distinct rattling noise (similar to shaking a paint can) that emanates from the engine bay, seemingly from directly in front of the driver, ONLY when the car is under heavy load, usually beginning around 3800-4000 rpm (link to video below), cannot recreate noise while in neutral.
I am terrified that it may be shaft play in the turbo, even though it does not seem to be coming from that area of the engine. Car does not smoke, burns about 1qt of oil every 2,000 miles. A couple months ago, it threw a p0011 code, which went away after an oil change and has not returned in about 1,500 miles after. I've only had the car for 8,000 miles so I do not know how often the previous owner changed the oil.
No loss of power, squealing, or whooshing noise, only this rattle.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Disclaimer: I searched through quite a few threads, and could not find an identical noise situation, sorry if I missed something obvious.