Why, just go commando. I don't have the engine cover on the wagon. Been gone since week 2 of ownership. I bought the car late June 04.
Save your money for something that will make it go faster.
When I open the hood, with a quick glance, I can check a number of different things.
174,000+ miles, 5/20/12 new ej257 short block, 8/20/11 installed VF52 turbo, @20.8psi, 280whp, 300ftlbs. Also CHECK YOUR OIL, these cars use it.