Have had the common oil leaks, water pump, coolant repairs done over the last 2 years that seem to be super typical with this car. Anyway, back in August, the turbo charger (was cracked), camshaft cover, and oil cooler were all replaced. Throttle body service was also done. After 800 miles / 2.5 months, check engine light flashes and diagnostics are showing P0106, P0300, and P1101. Got it towed to the dealership. Initially it was a problem with the valve cover gasket and oil had corroded the coil pack and spark plugs. After back and forth, they are now saying that the camshaft is messed up, timing chain is loose, and they would need to pull it apart/the cylinder head would be tested. That would cost 3600 just to pull apart. They mentioned that there could be more internal damage but wouldn’t know until it was apart so of course more money.
Trying to learn about this so I know what to ask. Unfortunately learning while the car is failing.
- Can replacing the camshaft cover mess with the rocker arm to make it eventually fail?
- Is it worth potentially putting in a new engine if body is in good shape? Or will another system most likely fail because of the current problems making the car a money pit?
*realized I missed putting the mileage. 57K. Also, no payments