hey. well, the block was ok for now, the engines of around '88 was costing over 40k !!! so i asked my mechanic to repair it, replaced head, put in seals and rings...car's running fine, in a week, it will go for re-setting. supposedly, there wont be any more oil eating, no smoke, better fuel consumption etc. lets see. it cost me 20k. people advised me to to get it repaired as there wont be any guarantees if the new engine gives problems later on. now i know what i've put in my present engine. i think its better. thanks guyz.