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Need help from a 160 owner!

At the top left of the head there are three plugs: black, brown and blue. Can someone confirm the order they are in from left to right? My 25 160 is only revving to 6000rpm, and I've been told it could be because the plugs are in the incorrect order.
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going from the gearbox side of the engine, it goes Blue, Brown, Black.
going from the cambelt side, it goes Black, Brown, Blue.

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Thank you, repped

That's how I have it too, still stumped as to what could be causing it
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could be the crank sensor? or cam sensor maybe??

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could be the crank sensor? or cam sensor maybe??
I saw a video which suggested that, could be worth a look
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i would it's worth trying! x

(if it is them, we have some from a 160 zr we're breaking).

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I never even noticed it until last night (I never drive the car hard), runs perfectly fine throughout the rest of the range. If it is that I'll be in touch!
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okie dokie good luck with it x

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Have you had the head off because the ecu will go in to limp home mode if the vvc mechs have not been timed up properly which limits the rpm to 5500 ish.
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If it's the crank sensor I've got some brand new genuine ones in the for sale section and also some (barely) used ones too
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Have you had the head off because the ecu will go in to limp home mode if the vvc mechs have not been timed up properly which limits the rpm to 5500 ish.
Timing is perfect bud, car drives like a dream up until bang on 6000rpm.
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You haven't got fault code p1491 & p1492 have you Which relates to the increment/decrement solenoids that actuate the VVC hydraulic control unit.
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