Oh you know... just EJ25T things...

The dip stick is also really hard to read sometimes. Even my local subie shop owner agreed that it wasn’t just me, and recommended doing it with a cold motor if possible. Still a PITA, can’t tell much beyond whether or not one or both of the holes on either extreme of the scale is full.

Just a routine check, this engine was perfectly designed. They definitely don’t tell you to check the oil every other fill up in the owners manual if you have a turbo car. That would be ridiculous! And so would needing a specialty tool (flatblade hammered into socket...) to reach a self-loosening hose clamp. That’s totally not whats going on here.

I’m dancing with the devil. [Insert David Lee Roth scream here]

Granted, the questionable throttle body to intercooler hose design is generally fine until it gets old or you crank the boost up or both. At that point it becomes the #1 things forums will tell you to check for a leak if it sounds like there is a tea kettle or a bull frog in your engine bay. Call it an anti-tampering device. This one is still loosening itself a little despite being a brand new install when I did the downpipe but that’s what happens when you’re running several more peak PSI (18-19 depending on the temp) than stock (15 ish).I do have a replacement ready but that’s just not gonna happen anytime soon, I’m very done with tearing apart this engine bay for now and happy to turn a screwdriver a tiny bit every so often instead. Granted, I’ve taken the damn intercooler off so many times I can do the job in 20 mins. It’s just triggering AF at this point lol.

This is just waiting on my parts shelf. I like to think of it as having a concealed carry firearm. Its there just in case! But realistically I hope I never have to use it.

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