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I'm begining to get Frustrated

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Ok i'm starting to get a little upset now........

The Z has been giving me trouble. I mean i'm not a cert. mech. here, i can do minor stuff if i have some books but the car is pissin me off....here is a list of my current problems.

car wont rev past 3.5k under load and 4.5k with slow accelerator push

Dont really feel a turbo kicking in, i just hear it spool up. I mean should i feel a KICK when i hit a certin RPM or does it just speed me up all the way through RPM range??

Need a new radio ant. I know not a major problem but a pain in the a$$ cause of where the motor is located to it....right behind a big metal bar.

Went into the panal and looked at my ECU, sucker looks like i melted all over itself. There are little bubbles and all the wires are stuck together ( what computer is compatable i need to go check the junk yard )

I dont know how to do body/interrior work and i need new seats and panals.

Now i dont want to give up on this car!! MY father used to own one when i was little, and its a centimental thing to me now that he's gone. Any help would be awsome. Thank you very much

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you're correct, they are different, you need an ecu out of an '82 turbo, I don't think the ecu's between the different year turbo's will work (guys correct me if I'm wrong) the 81 turbo ecu will definitely not work...if your original ecu was in that bad of shape, an ecu swap might just fix your engine troubles...you might want to check ebay, or the parts and accessories for sale section of this site, if your junkyard hunting isn't turning anything up

on another note, I have the 82 fsm if you have any other questions you can email me them, it has some turbo stuff in it... (gonna be looking up your problem with the revs when I get home to see if there's any info)

good luck,
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