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92 eagle talon tsi hard to start

I have 92 eagle talon tsi/ turboed thats hard to start all around starts when cold but takes a few but when warm the only way to get it to start is too unplug the airflow sensor then it will start. i got the car with a blown headgasket i replaced that and the head bolts alonge with the isc motor and a new turbo also i have verified timing placement on the gears and belt along with that i checked the vacume pressure at the line that comes from the blowoff valve it was very low around 12 i believe im thinking that one of my temp sensors are out it has no resistance but would that make it nearly impossible to start warm note to that i let it sit for 10-15 min i can start it with the airflow unpluged but if i try right after i shut down it wont everstop i have also checked for vacume leaks with starting fluid and no leaks found so far thanks in advance for your assistance any ideas would be greatly appreated

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I think mostly its hard to start because its a 92 eagle talon.. might be time to put 'er down.. ;)

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