Hi Mat and thank you for that. Yes I see your point on the ECU issues, and now at least i now know where I stand with the car. Last years Mot cost £800. !! I only use the car as a runaround, I do very little mileage in it. I think if it passes another mot, all well and good. But if it fails, and due to the age of the car it will probably go to the breakers. Sourcing another engine Iam finding difficult, and even if I do. the cost of all the work etc etc. Ah well, If any good has come out of this, It has taught me a lesson never to trust even a car dealer on ebay!!
Thanks again for your advice