if you unplug the afm it shouldn't run better. the afm is what tells the ecu how much fuel to inject for the amount of air coming in the intake. Are you sure that is what you unplugged? Download the fsm at xenon website (google it). Get a reading on the fuel pressure (see pic) at the ring Also the fuel injection bible is a good document to help with troubleshooting and understanding the z FI system. not specific to the s130 but still a good guide. broken exhaust manifold studs are common to the L28 engine and could be your exhaust problem. Vacuum leaks are a bugaboo on the L28. CHTS can be another problem. Read the fsm and do some searching on this site and use google. clean contacts on afm, ecu and tps.