Originally Posted by bacalhau16
My friend recently got the same code in his completely stock 2008 Wrx. Its been a bit colder out, we attributed it to better air quality. Side has since gone away and no issues.
Not to say it isn't done, Im sure it is, but I haven't heard of anyone gutting their cats on 2008+ Wrx/STI's. If it has the stock Downpipe, Im willing to bet the cat is still there.
Just seems unusual to me. I cleared the code and brought it to the dealer and he said I needed to have the code for them to work on it. Went out on the freeway again and did the same thing and threw the code. On top of that, I've noticed there's been some sort of catless smell in the cabin at stop lights. But I've gone to the rear and the exhaust coming out there doesn't smell catless. Not sure if a leak could cause this...