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Not sure what happened but the check engine light flashes, goes away after a bit. The cruise control doesnt flash, i can still use it. Feels like its misfiring. Shakes at idle and poor acceleration.

Turbo side reservior was bone dry, though i just filled it. Radiator is full, the coolant reservior is full to the top and spilled a good amount out.

Thinking maybe the radiator cap

Has both mishimoto radiator and their cap

Drove fine before this, no problems at all

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If the turbo tank is empty, you have air in the system now.


If your not sure what to do, have it checked by a good mechanic.


The overflow bottle should not be full to the top. One way for that to happen is compression has pushed the coolant there.

305,600miles 5/2012 ej257 short block, 8/2011 installed VF52 turbo, @20.8psi, 280whp, 300ftlbs. (SOLD).  CHECK your oil, these cars use it.


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Misfires were the coil packs.

Coolant, putting on a different radiator cap tomorrow as some people online were having overheating issues with mishimoto caps. Hopes thats what it is here. Keeping my fingers crossed, as I do not want a bad head gasket, as that was done in 2009 and in 2011.

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