It sounds like you have done the correct things there. What usually blows an engine with miles and age is the heater or radiator hoses break.Most those things listed are general servicing that should be done over time. You should have a good car now.Remember when buying a second hand car there usually is something wrong with it, otherwise they wouldn't trade her in..Or atleast don't spend anything on it the last few months...
Can I suggest you have a close look at the timing chain and tentioners.....
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