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I was driving up a slope when a loud noise, similar to when an exhaust pipe splits came out of the engine bay, and then the engine died. Does this imply the engine cannot be repaired ? This 2009 Forester passed the Swiss technical contrôle only last November !!!!
 

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You need to find out what is wrong first....... It could just be an intake pipe splitting or something exhaust related which sounds dramatic but not a big problem or it could be much more.
First of all, check if there is engine oil and if there is any signs of trouble on the dipstick (Mayonnaise, bits flakes of metal etc) . Check the coolant for any signs of problems there too

Any signs of leaks under the car ?

Does the engine turn over or start? If so, is there any smoke or strange noises? A Video posted of the sound of the engine might help if there are odd noises

Is the check engine light on? That means there are warning codes stored and can be read to give clues to the problem too - A cheap £10 Bluetooth OBD2 reader and Torque App if you have an Android smartphone will read the codes for you.

Everything can be repaired, it is simply working out if it is financially worth it :)

I forgot to ask, Petrol, Turbo or Diesel?
 

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could be a sparkplug jumped out , might just need a helicoil. as TMX said you need to have more information.

When you say slope does that mean a ski slope or a mountain slope , forgive my ignorance but I know they have both in France .
 

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or perhaps something failed amongst the timing components, which would have led to valves and pistons making contact. The engine in the '09 model is still belt driven and it would have been overdue for the timing belt/components replacement at that mileage.
 
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