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With a properly performed leak down test, they should be able to tell you where the leakage is from. No matter, those numbers are not good and the cost to repair is not cheap. IF all you have to do is some head work, studs, that would be the absolute best case scenario BUT...

...you're going to want to measure the cylinders, and given the issues already found by the leakdown my money is on they will be out of spec. New pistons and cylinders are 4k just for parts.

Take 15k off the price and then maybe you can still consider this car, otherwise start shopping for a car with a freshly rebuilt engine. That's what I'd do in your shoes, and they are around.
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