Missing engine cover typically means one of two things.
- One of the POs lost the pop-it clips and tossed the cover, or,
- One of the POs modded the engine and added a larger TMIC so the cover no longer fit and they tossed the cover.
Can't tell from the pictures whether the heat shield is still on the turbo, but if it's not, I'd tilt toward #2.
Originally Posted by thisheregirafFe View Post
got to thinking, having a leggy daily driver is a lot like being in a toxic relationship. you'll definitely end up cussing, bleeding and possibly even crying. it'll manage to sneak more money out of your wallet than you ever intended and your friends and family may start to show concern. but sweet merciful baby jesus in a manger, when it's good it's fcking good.
Nullam et ipsum propter Deum.