Ok I bought my 04 sti about 2 months ago or so, and now im starting to have 3 problems i could use some help with since i cannot figure it out.
First as of today i smell fuel coming in through my vents, now i did a search on the forums and could only find this relating to cold weather and its definatly not cold here in las vegas lol, it was about 104 today. when i got home today i started smelling it again when i pulled into the garage and i checked the lines under the hood and check my gas cap since i got gas today and everything seems fine. when i turned the car off i started hearing like a boiling sound and heard it coming from around the fuel tank which kind of scared me since i havent heard this before.
Second problem is i hear a popping sound like i hit a screwdriver into a coffee can. but i only hear it when i go in reverse or when i accelerate quickly. i also looked for this on the forums and most people had theres happen at different times then mine. the car still seems to have some kick to it but im not sure if its running right, the guy sopsoedly had all this stuff done to the car like boring out the turbo and such and so im only running like 9psi but who knows if this is true or not. i also have gotten a check engine light twice now but both time i got it was when i was way out in the middle of nowhere so i wasnt able to get the codes read but after like 200 miles or so it would go away. i have seen a few posts on this issue about how it could be a bad cat or if im missing the cat that could also cause it. so i do have a cat i took it off the car to look at it and it looks like they just took a drill kinda and drilled right through the honey comb, so i can assume that this would cause my check engine light and i figured maybe the pop sound was because it was clogged or something. now when i put the cat back on i noticed this like gold bracket that was on there and it only covered half of the cat tube when it connects to the down pipe. it looked like it wasnt allowing the gasket to actually seal the 2 pieces together so i removed it so they would seal with the gasket and i still get the noise so now i know it isnt that.
Last problem is that when i was driving between AZ,CA, and NV i noticed that when i turned my cruise control on it would just randomly turn off it wasnt under any certain conidition as they changed from state to state just sometimes it wont stay on.
anyways if anyone can give me some guidence that would be great.