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1999 Mitsubishi mirage runs really bad after timing belt.

I purchased this car after a timing belt job had gone bad. I have had the head redone at a local machine shop with new valves and seals. The car still barely runs after doing all this. I have good compression, timing marks are right, i have spark, and fuel pressure but still runs really bad. Any clue?

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