Re: Hello me again......Engine Trouble!!
Well my good friend (also on this forum) has been going through the same thing with his 156 (purchased with a blown engine). I'm of the opinion that the engine should be swapped with a good 2nd hand one. There's been numerous reports of problems after rebuilding these engines including (even more) excessive oil usage and big end failures. As for cost, I'd guess it'll probably only be cheaper if you buy a replacement engine and stick it in without replacing all the service parts (cambelt etc) - which I wouldn't recommend.