Hey thanks for all the replys so quickly, looks like this is a really good comunity
So to answer a couple questions in order if i can haha
-i checked the cap / rotor and points, the cap looked basicly new, the rotor was a but worn but no signs of cracks or anything, good distance. and the points had a bit of build up but nothing that i could see as being a problem ( not bad at all )
-the boot when i first got the car had a hairline crack that i just sealed with some clear rubber adhesive. i'll take off the boot and inspect it toughly
- (I think)The idle control valve is working.. but how well/or maybe not fully for all know ( i unplugged it when running and the RPM started to swing violently back and forth until i plugged it back in, so at the time i figured it was fine ) but cleaning it is a good idea, i'll get on that
-I con't find any cracks in the spark wires, ( that was my first guess ) I checked them and then misted water around all the connections and wires to see if i could see sparking/grounding but i couldn't. I'll check the plugs, and i got some throttle body cleaner the other day i'll run it through the system.
T.Dot_E30 and DR.ZED
- my second thoughts where AFM, but i wanted to chop down the basics first like you said
.. i'll try cleaning it out again, and vacuum lines seems like it might be the best place to start off for the basic checks.
- Good to know, i think i might actually have a spare DME around here somewhere haha, i bought it off a friend parting his car out a year back.....
And i did find it, it's a Bosch Motronic (numbers are scratched off pretty bad ) but i think the top row say 0 261 200 027. So changing that out may be a good option as well i guess.
El Gato Liso and daveed.
- Thanks guys, that's going to be my first *go to* i'm wondering if there's a way to do a similar check at home, someone said something about spraying either or propane around the intake manifold to check for leaks, but i don't see what that would accomplish :S.
If anyone knows or has any suggestions it'd be much appreciated.
Thanks again, if anyone else has some idea's or personal experience with problems similar shout out. - and i'll try to update if i figure things out or something is beyond me haha.