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Things to check.
Crank Angle Sensor - on the '81turbo it is a device attached right at the crank shaft pulley. It reads a timing mark on the crank and fires plugs accordingly. These are notorious for getting out of adjustment. It can be found by following a cable out of the distributor, down the front of the engine.
These turbo cars are very!! sensitive to timing.
What color smoke did you see when it wouldn't start, then finally did?
You need to check your rotor, cap, etc. for any problems.
Check your voltage to your coil, the usual stuff.
Write back with your findings, especially the color of smoke your car put out.
Black = unburned fuel - very damaging to a turbo.
White billowy = Water - head gasket, etc.
Blue = Oil - head gasket, turbo seals, etc.

One more thing to check are your injectors. You need to make sure they aren't Stuck open. If you put a screwdriver on them, and your ear to the screwdriver, you should hear them clicking. If not, replace.
Good luck. Sorry for the lengthy reply.
 

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Sounds like your fuel pressure regulator may be shot. Fuel pressure should be at app.32psi with the key in the on position. Unplug the vacuum line from the fuel pressure regulator, see if it will start.
 

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CHECK THE CONNECTION OF THE HEAD TEMP SENSOR!

maybe you 2 overlooked it but the symptoms show that possibility
the head temp sensor is the one located between the spark plugs 5 & 6.

Good luck
and keep us posted

> I took the vacuum line off from the fuel
> pressure regulator and tried to start it but
> no luck
> also I tried to change the PCV Valve but I
> can not get it off not enough room after
> hitting my hand in the intake 5 times I gave
> up

> I had the spark plugs in just alittle and
> turned it over and gas came out every one so
> I think the injuctors are good

> now about the timing thing
> I did not see what you were talking about
> did I just over look it? is it behind the
> belts?

> also the coil looks pretty old it has
> alittle rust on the out side of it maybe its
> not putting out enough voits I do not
> have the tool to check it maybe some
> day this week I will get some on

> thanks

> Jeff280 ZXY
 
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