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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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I have an '83 ZXT and I tried an ecu out of a '81ZXT and there was no difference and the '81 was an auto and my '83 is a stick( 5SPD) They were not that sophisticated of a computer back in the late '70's when they were designed, and correct me if I'm wrong but they have no moving parts, they are just a simple board so clean it with alchohol inside and the conector, both the male and female ends. As for your problems with the RPM's I too had the same problem and no one came to my rescue with an answer, it got a little better but it cost me a chunk of change, and I'm still not satisfied!
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