This is really starting to bother me...
Okay, well went to the races last night and I always see a few Thirdgen RS's parked in the lot and I found a '92 purple haze RS, 305tbi car there with 86k miles, met the guy, he was from Rockford. Watched him leave and he hauled ass. Call me crazy but I was impressed with how quick the car was, and it was stock except for exhaust. So I talked to my friends brother and dad after the race (they own and race an ASA latemodel there) and I was asking them about what could be wrong with my car. They told me that when the throttle body was put back on, they probably did something wrong, I guess it's a step-by-step process that needs to be done carefully, especially with all the sensors with EFI. So I go to the strip tonight, of course, a lot of '91-92 RS tbi cars racing around.
I got bored came home, went to drive my car around, and it's killing as soon as I hit the brakes to stop at every stop sign, and the car shakes when it's accelerating... would this be because it's out of tune, or because the motor is getting too much fuel? Its pretty quick off the line, and once it gets past 3k rpms it doesn't want to do a **** thing and I let off so it can shift.
So I'm thinking I have a distributor/sensor issue. Maybe the Air temp sensor in the intake is one of the problems. So I park the car in the garage, open the hood, let it run and start reving it. I hear the loudest noise, it's like a gunshot, and the cap screw on the top of the air intake flys off and the whole air intake comes off. So I turn it off put it back on, screw the cap on tight, and try reving it again. The same thing happens. What is going on here!? I want my RS to be decently fast like all the one's I keep running into, but I seem to have a car plagued with problems. It bothers me to go to the strip and see a ton of good running tbi cars being beat to hell, because I have a car that was obviously beat to hell by it's last owners and I know just what that does to a motor. So, anyways, I need help... again!