I have a '05 Forester XT with 135,000 miles, I purchased the car new and have always performed regular maintenance and oil changes. The car is my baby.
On a recent freeway drive I heard a "pop" followed what sounded like a shredding accessory belt. This went on for several miles with diminishing power. There was zero smoke from the exhaust.
I managed to coax it into the nearest Subaru dealership. They diagnosed a bad AVCS solenoid, with P0011 error code. They charged me $2200.00 to change the solenoid and clean all the oil feed lines! While they were at it, I had them clean the banjo bolts to the turbo, as this had never been done. The engine was removed from the vehicle for them to complete the work. The car NEVER burned oil prior to the dealership getting it.
Today I went to pick it up, it started right up and idled fine. When I pulled onto the highway and accelerated tons of blue smoke was coming from the exhaust and it had zero power. Before this the car burned one quart every 3,000 miles.
I'm at a loss as to what to do. The car is not driveable at this point.
I hate to point fingers, but what could the dealership have done for this to happen?
I need help and fast. Thanks people!
have the same problem?
Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 AT 5:45 PM