Need some serious knowledge on my hurt car
My name is Jeff, I own an 03 wrx
A few months ago I purchased the vehicle with my brothers help. he did the test driving the the basic inspection before buying the car and driving it to me. When I received the car there were aftermarket parts which were; headers, a cat, the up and down pipes in the trunk of the car. This whole exhaust set up. The old owner put the stock parts back on the car to sell it to me and pass smog here in California. The aftermarket parts I have are SSI parts which are illegal in California and wont pass emissions.
Here's my Issue
I keep getting check engine lights. One a few months ago for a purge valve and it just came on again this time for a sensor I think. I scanned a 1088 I'm not sure what that is. I need to know why in getting this malfunctions. Im not sure if it's the air/fuel ratio or some kind of offset in pressure but its making my car idle hard and run terrible. In my dashboard there is an EVC Electronic valve control which I know correlates to the turbo, but I'm not sure if that's it I have NO idea whats going on and I'd like to hear some advice to what it could be if anyone knows.