thanks, BigD that's more like what I was looking to find out... I already have the serial numbers and plan to check the block... I talked with the sales person a while back and explained that I would require a leakdown test before they see any money. at $9000 US it's a great deal and already has most of the mods I would want: lowered / short shifter / drop in intake.
02 BMW X5 // 97 BMW 328iC // 89 325is w/ M50 swap // 06 Audi A3 w/ APR stage II