Maybe you have excess carbon build up. Try an italian tune-up. Seeing as you revved the engine to 3000 in neutral, try doing that in gear, and see how it works out.
Other than that... there are MANY other possibilities. Among the simplest though are the Italian tune up and try getting a bottle of TECHRON and running that through a tank of gas.
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