I have a 10 year old $200 mower. Still runs fine. I've rewound the starter a few times and riveted it back on. But the holes are getting so elongated from drilling out the rivets that I don't think I can do that too many more times. Anyway, I've toyed with the idea of getting a replacement engine, as this one also helps fog the neighborhood. Yet it seems I can get a similar mower, but without the ball bearing wheels for about $219 today with a 190cc Briggs and Stratton engine. Seems most 190cc replacement engines are almost if not more than that. My engine is a 190cc quantum, but with the Intek style oval air filter. I'm toying with the idea of just getting a mower with a higher end engine, but a cheap deck and putting the engine on my deck with the ball bearing wheels, etc. I've also toyed with the idea of getting one of those Harbor Freight engines for about $140. I think I still have a 15 or 20% off coupon for HF, so if it doesn't work, I'll only be out about $120. It's probably not worth the effort to rebuild it. But I could re-ring it, clean things up and see how that goes as well. But what is my time worth? Seems either a new mower, or repowering this one with a engine donated from another $200 to $220 special may be the way to go if this one should die in the next year or two. But it just doesn't seem right that replacement engines are as much if not more than the mower.