I've recently ran into some issues with my 97 850R as you can see in this thread: http://forums.swedespeed.com/#/forum.../314889?page=3
So today I found a local 97 850 with 139k miles with both engine and manual transmission available for $500.
My question is.... Since my engine seems shot due to lack of cylinder compression, would it be wise to replace the engine altogether as some would advise or should I just take it apart and fix whatever is causing the issues.
I ask because let's say that I put in the engine I found locally. What's there to guarantee it won't have the same issue in a month or two. At least taking apart my engine and replacing the seals would give me peace of mind. Or am I wrong?