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Well I finally got the ZX to replace my 81 rustbucket, but I have a problem. The car will start up and idle great. Hit the gas and it does rev up, but under protest, and when you get on the road, it's just not fun. The car bucks like crazy, almost like your kid sister flicking on and off the lightswitch, power is there and then not, the more you push on the gas the more outragious the problem. The previous owner thought it was the cat converter, so I removed it and checked, the problem is still there, although after looking at the converter, I'll change it anyway. Looked around for vacuum leaks,and didn't find much. I did check the wastegate, and found the lever frozen. Is this my problem? Is it possible to load it up with rust-eze to free it up? I also thought the fuel pump might be the culprit, but I just don't know. I've made my 81 N/A run like a top, but this turbo stuff is a whole new ball game. If anyone can shed some light on this for me, I sure would appreciate it. Thanks in advance!