I have ordered a heat shield, Thanks for the catch. As for the pill i checked the hose going from the T to the turbo and felt nothing in the hose. I'm guessing when they hacked this back together they did not put the pill in. Is there a typical place in the hose? Mechanically sound so i believe i would have noticed if it was there. I'll order it tomorrow from the subaru dealership. As for the service that was the first thing i wanted done for sure. The day after i picked the car up from the dealership i checked the oil and nothing on dipstick. The plugs are on the way, i'll do them myself after reading the great tutorials on here.. Guessing they haven't been changed in awhile, cleaned the MAF today, last time they saw the car was 60k and it has 109k. Really appreciate the replies, just looking to make the car reliable and fun to drive.
PS. The car idles high 1-1.5k until i hit the gas and then it goes down. Any thoughts?