I need help determining my next move with a P0302 problem I'm having with my 2004 WRX 2.0 turbo.
Last week I took my car in to the Subaru service center with an exhaust whistling problem and for a routine oil change.
It cost me $960.00 to replace a cracked mid pipe. I picked it up the next day and drove off to work. Within 3 blocks the check engine light came on and then the car had a drop in power and I smelled fuel and a burning rubber smell. I turned around and brought it right back to the dealership.
They gave me a loaner car and kept mine over the weekend. Days later they tell me the code came up as P0302 - misfire in cylinder 2. There's 180k miles on the car and the plugs were replaced last year when this same code came up.
The tech at the service station tells me there's no compression in cylinder 2 and has quoted me 4500K for a rebuilt engine. I can't help but feel like they're pulling my leg here, and seeing my high mileage are just trying to get me to buy another car from them. I asked them for written repair estimates which took them days to give me. It ended up being just scribble on a receipt. Not much info. They say they checked the plugs and coils, but I see now I should have asked them for the compression test numbers.
They didn't tell me until today that when they changed the oil last week, it had some fuel in it. You think that would give them a heads up? I just forked over nearly a grand and now I can't use my car. There was no engine light on when I brought it in. They're telling me the pressure from replacing the mid pipe caused the cylinder to give way. Does this make any sense to anyone here? I'm thinking I need to tow it somewhere for a second opinion. They quoted me only 1k for a trade in. Any help would be appreciated.