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    After my car is running at normal operating temperatures i get fumes from the area of the hood. I cant see the right side because of my hood scoop, but i see heat fumes on the left. I cant find any exhaust leaks, checked with Seafoam. I also can't find any air leaks, but my boost gauge moves back and forth over the gauge line when idling. Is this a heat thing because i have no turbo heat shield, intercooler thing, or just engine heat releasing from a non-closed hood?
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    Quote Originally Posted by yamaha_rider619 View Post
    After my car is running at normal operating temperatures i get fumes from the area of the hood. I cant see the right side because of my hood scoop, but i see heat fumes on the left. I cant find any exhaust leaks, checked with Seafoam. I also can't find any air leaks, but my boost gauge moves back and forth over the gauge line when idling. Is this a heat thing because i have no turbo heat shield, intercooler thing, or just engine heat releasing from a non-closed hood?
    Not saying this is abnormal or normal fore I cannot see exactly what your talking about however If its just heat dissipating I have seen this on my WRX and customers cars on occasion and I know for a fact my car runs 100%..

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    Mine does this too after warming up. Engines are hot things, and the disapating heat has a very convient place to escape out! Things are probably okay.
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    Thanks guys I thought I might be fine I just wanted to check, also I have no turbo heat shield, going to buy one asap, stupid previous owner
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    Quote Originally Posted by yamaha_rider619 View Post
    After my car is running at normal operating temperatures i get fumes from the area of the hood. I cant see the right side because of my hood scoop, but i see heat fumes on the left. I cant find any exhaust leaks, checked with Seafoam. I also can't find any air leaks, but my boost gauge moves back and forth over the gauge line when idling. Is this a heat thing because i have no turbo heat shield, intercooler thing, or just engine heat releasing from a non-closed hood?
    If it's actual fumes, you need to wash/clean off any oil & dirt that's on there. If it's just wavy heat column, that's normal...
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    Quote Originally Posted by yamaha_rider619 View Post
    Thanks guys I thought I might be fine I just wanted to check, also I have no turbo heat shield, going to buy one asap, stupid previous owner
    I'll let ya know if it's normal... we can grab a burger or somethin one of these days josh
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinister View Post
    I'll let ya know if it's normal... we can grab a burger or somethin one of these days josh
    sounds good


    I think it is just heat, i don't have a turbo heat shield, in the process of getting one now, and a air splitter.
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    I notice that on mine too... I have an 02. I will be standing outside of the car and notice vapor shaddows if that makes sense reflecting on the car next to mine. I can put my hand over it and see the vapor move around my hand. Otherwise car runs fine... Till this morning. Came into work and walked back out to my car to get my phone. Smoking... popped the hood and notice a pool of coolant ontop of the reservoir.

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    Wouldn't it just smoke on one side if it was burning coolant? I get it through driver side
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