1988 Pontiac Sunbird ECU keeps dying

Tiny
REDSUNBIRDMAN
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  • 1988 PONTIAC SUNBIRD
Electrical problem
1988 Pontiac Sunbird 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

I have had 7-8 modules in this car in just 7 years! Yesterday it died again on the road, then restarted and started smoking, couldnt trace the cause, I recently rebuilt everything from the block up. Any ideas. It has had a bad miss from even before I put a new distributor and head on it.
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Tuesday, September 9th, 2008 AT 11:05 AM

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Tiny
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What color is the smoke? Did it continue smoking after restart?
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Tuesday, September 9th, 2008 AT 11:21 AM
Tiny
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Hi and thanks for getting back so soon.
The smoke which was fairly white(sounds like water), mostly had stopped by the time I limped it back to work. I did find no. 1 plug was in bad shape-kinda crumbly near the electrode.
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Wednesday, September 10th, 2008 AT 11:37 AM
Tiny
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I suspect a headgasket failure the stuff on # 1 plug is probably antifreeze.
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Wednesday, September 10th, 2008 AT 12:29 PM

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