2008 vf52 WRX.... this is a big problem
All of a sudden on a long drive, car decides to lag and not hit boost till half way thru first and second gear as if its being held back, but not every time tho sometimes it runs perfectly fine.
Hour later in the drive notice a exhaust sounding leak, the boosting problem still isnt major its just confusing and the car is driving fine.
All of a sudden later on leak sounds loud randomly boost gets all screwed up and barely goes to 10psi, engine sounds like its knocking, car sounds like and feels like air is not flowing correctly like an exhaust leak and timing error happen. It drives almost like its in limp mode and has lost all power and sounds like a drag car that blew something and is really raspy and lost all its balls.
Its like 100 degrees out so it way to hot to inspect under the car, everything above the engine bay looks ok and the only code to read is "cam timing error" and it smoked a bit after the last time it stalled out. Someone said the valve blew. I dont know what it is, but im tired of this car's problems. I cant afford anymore fixes and now im afraid i wont even be able to sell it without being completely screwed on finances, because i cant afford a new engine or anything now. =/
Whatever advice or suggestions anyone has to the problem or w/e is appreciated. THank you.
Chris - 2008 WRX sedan w/ vf52 setup now!