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First thing to understand is that the only function of the VCMA is to alter the intake air flow pattern during the first few seconds of a cold start up, It then becomes inactive after completing that task.
The next thing to know is that it's possible that the VCMA issue (P200A) can be resolved simply by cleaning the part along with the associated housing. However, it would almost certainly be a waste of your time to ask a stealership about this, because it's highly unlikely they would have a clue about anything except replacing the part (and charging you around $700 or so). It's not a difficult DIY, or you might find an indy shop willing to try this cleaning job at your request.
And last but not least, the noise (which does not sound good). Just to get a good baseline, I listened to our Forte this evening, and there is definitely nothing at all like what's on your vid, If it were mine, I'd do a comprehensive oil pressure test. Then, if the pressure is lower than spec, you could try a Kia filter, in order to see if the readings go up. Although it's a bit of a long shot, it may be possible for you to get some compensation from the aftermarket filter company, if you can show the oil pressure is too low with their filter on your vehicle.
2011 SX 2.4L A/T 96K