Trying to help out my sister-in-law with a 2008 Impreza, 64K miles that dealer just diagnosed with a broken camshaft (it’s apart, it’s broken at midpoint).
A month ago they replaced timing belt, cam seals, 3 timing belt pulleys, left OSV valve. 30 days later the car sputtered, check engine light came on, car towed to dealer with a broken camshaft. As they’re concerned about removing all metal shards within existing motor, they are recommending installation of a remanufactured engine at $5600 ($3500 engine + $1800 labor + $300 misc).
In my 50 years experience with cars, have never heard of this one! Maybe on a top fuel dragster? But a Subie with 60k? Perhaps its just one of those rare freak things
Other odd thing about timing belt, dealer had previously replaced it in April of this year at 61.5K???