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re: extreme lack of oomph in 5kCST

First of all, I'd like to thank everyone who helped me out on this so far:
Dave Head, Phil Payne, Stott Hare, and Stephan Bendevis.  Their suggestions
have been helpful and informative.

Second, here's what I've found:
-the ambient temperature sender is wired(or the Bently is) backwards: the
top+bottom connectors are swapped around.  No idea why, but otherwise it's
-No exhaust leaks, but couldn't tell if the cat was blocked because the
Midas people would have had to remove 6 bolts+replace them when they were
done, bill would be about $75, so I said no thanks, and moved on.
-While inspecting the ECU connector, I discovered something rather
unpleasant.  Two wires, both going to ground point 93, were cut or snapped.
No idea why; no signs of any damage to any other wires.  However, I'm not
sure I want to connect them, because they might have been cut on _purpose_,
for a VGR(Very Good Reason.)
-Checked the turbo->intercooler hose, no filings, no turbo retaining
nuts(fhew!), no Jimmy Hoffas, Whitey Bulgers or Elvis.

I did clean the fittings and the hose, and made sure the clamps were on
tight, and I think it made a tiny difference in the problem with the car
bucking and added a little power(though it was quite a bit cooler outside.)

Anyone have any other ideas?  I haven't checked the OXS frequency
valve(though I seem to remember hearing it humming or something during the
diagnostic sequence.  Didn't check the cat either, since it would require
quite a bit of effort and take the car out of commision for quite some
time(weekend project I guess :| )

Thanks again to all those who helped out,


Brett Dikeman
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