FWIW, neither of my cars have the engine cover.
So it sounds like you know your way around the car. If you've checked it over and under and don't see anything that looks like its burning. Just drive it.
199,000 May 12 new ej257 short block, Aug 11 installed VF52 turbo, @20.8psi, 280whp, 300ftlbs. CHECK your oil, these cars use it.
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