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2000 rpm splutter

Hope someone can help, I recently got my 166, it has a 400 miles old new engine after the other one blew up, the bloke who I bought it off did it himself and only replaced the short engine, however the blow up was caused by someone grounding it at high speed and cracking the sump, I've now had it replaced as it was leaking oil lots ! I noticed before the sump change it was also spluttering a bit when cruising at 2000 - 2300 rpm and lagged a bit more than it should, at idle its fine and above that rev range its fine, so I changed the Maf, DOH ! It's still doing it !

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Re: 2000 rpm splutter

try cleaning the butterfly in the throttle body....could also be an air leak from a split hose (very common).
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Timing may be an issue, trouble is that as the engines been apart theres a number of things it could be, could the original engine blow have done top end damage?
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Cheers for the thoughts chaps, I'll let you know what it was, thanks again
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Sounds similar to what I'm having on my 156, would be interested to know if you get it fixed.
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