I still would not do the bypass.
Put it back the way it is supposed to be.
Did you replace the o-rings with the bigger orange ones whe nyou had the intake of ?
204,000miles 5/2012 ej257 short block, 8/2011 installed VF52 turbo, @20.8psi, 280whp, 300ftlbs. CHECK your oil, these cars use it.
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