No one wants all the details so, 92 1.9, love the little guy, engine shot, bad compression, runs bad, bought a used engine that now is questionable with missing bolt holes to the transmission. Nothing is known about this engine. My question is: when to give up. I really love this car and I know money could make it great again, but that isn't my option. I just pulled my old engine out and can't see putting this obviously messed up crap into the BBE. I just don't see any worth while engins around the area worth installing. Who has had to give up and when did you realize that you just could not fix you baby Escort? Maybe I am asking for someone to tell me it's OK to quit and junk this car. I did it in the past and regret it all the time. Almost quit on my old truck, but stuck with it and she still gets me to work to this day. I hate quiting, but maybe it is time to say good by to my BBE. I really hate this. Thanks to anyone who reads this pathetic rant. Sorry.