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92 Sidekick (escudo) lack of power. bad!!

Hi,
i have a 1992 escudo (vitara/sidekick) 5dr auto with a 1600 g16a 16 valve engine. (its a japanese import)
i have just fitted coby exhaust extractors (headers/manifold) and replaced the cat with a peice of 2" straight pipe.
now it has no bottom end power, it picks up from 2500rpm but not like it used to.
i have replaced fuel filter, spark plugs, played with the timing and done a full engine service while i was at it. still the same.
one thing i noticed when fitting the extractors is that the new ones dont push gas into the egr system, instead the hole at the back of the head is now blanked off.
i have done a diagnostic check with the blink codes and i get code 12--no faults.
has anyone else had the same problem with theirs? do i need to do anything to the egr to stop this problem (or remove it all together) or will the egr have no effect like this and i need to look elsewhere??
do i need to have the ecu reprogrammed or anything like that because of the efi or should it re calibrate itself??
it was running fine before. i fitted the extractors as the old exhaust manifold had a crack in it, then dumped the cat because i wanted to get rid of the restriction (its perfectly fine doing that here in New Zealand!!)
any help will be greatly appreciated as i cant think of any thing else??
cheers
weemsy

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The #1 problem for huge lacks of power in zuks is the cranks tend to go. Someone didn't lock-tite my crank bolt and my keyway slipped, broke a huge chunk out of the crankshaft.... When I hit the floor it would sputter and barely move, replaced crank and it works great.

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I have the same problem with my 92 sidekick i took it to a mechanic and he said fuel pump it's okay.
but, he said may be the crankshaft I just don't wanna stick more money in to it it may be too expencive to fix

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Check your fuel pump

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