2.0t threw valve - cvvt replaced - something new now pls help
Let me tell you a story. So on Sundady, Feb 26th my 2011 2.0t r-spec threw its first CEL at me.
for some background; i bought it about a year ago with 54k miles on it (it currently has 79k) and this was the first time it has caused me any problems whatsoever (besides some squeaky brembo's). I had oil changed on a regular basis (around 5k).
So i took my gen to my buddies who had a code reader (threw P0011 and P0014 - cam shaft sensors). I knew i had to take it in monday during my lunch break, unfortunately i didnt make it that far. The next morning i tried starting my babe and she tried her hardest but wouldnt completely turn over. she would try to crank, but no success. long story short i had it towed to hyundai and they told me i needed my tensioner and cvvt manifold replaced. they did the work - not through their warranty but through extended warranty i purchased through my credit union.
So alas, i get the call that she is set and ready for pickup. i was ecstatic, i love my gen. i pick it up and it shifted (m/t) and drove like a DREAM... for the first 5 miles. Thats when this story gets much, much worse. I get it on the highway and sure enough she threw some more codes at me. i pull over to diagnose them and they are the same ones as before. P0011 and P0014. by now the dealer had closed and so i would take it in the following morning. As i drove to my house, there was this rattling in my engine assembly at around 3k rpms and beyond whenever i touched the accelerator. you know that ebarrassing feeling of having a car that sounds like its going to break down at any moment? that was me yesterday. it was LOUD. and it sounded real bad.
I get to hyundai mall of GA (wassup atl friends) and tell them that there is something extremely wrong and i asked them if they had driven it more than 10 miles after the cvvt and tensioner fix. They assured me they had, but i know the test drive route that they take and it is literally 3 miles MAX and if they had driven it further and gotten it up to cruising speed this would have been caught before they told me it was fixed. i was frustrated, needless to say. they called me back and said that my connector rod to my solenoid was failing (i mightve forgot the exact terminology, but thats close lol). i asked them what it would take and the service writer said very plainly that i'd need a new engine assembly (whole motor) and the labor and parts if i didnt go through insurance would be around 8k (????) i was shocked.
SO right now, hyundai is in the process of pulling my engine apart to find the root cause and then determining if a whole new engine is needed or just a part.
My question for you all is: Has anyone run into this problem before? Am i crazy for thinking that this could be something hyundai caused(this never happened before the cvvt was replaced)?? Am i right to be upset with hyundai for giving me the car back without driving it enough? what do you recommend i do - extended warranty will replace the engine depending on cost and root cause (im super nervous about that).
Any and ALL comments are appreciated - show me the love gencoupers, this is my first post and a cry for help.