I am happy to report my little baby is home. For the last two weeks my Forrester has been up a friends house getting a new (to us) engine. Thanks to my husbands dear friends Marc and Dan (husband of Betty Boogie) for their help in getting this in. Savings of at least $2500 in labor.
No more smoke coming out of the back when you start it up. No more weird smell when you shut it off after going somewhere. No more rough idling.
I am supremely happy and off to play Mob Wars on Facebook - the hubs and my neighbor got me addicted!