Bought my first house - now I'm looking at my first lawn mower. Well, I found a 96-97 2 stroke Lawn boy for sale locally. It has the F engine, and a steel deck in good shape. But it apparently surges.... which is apparently also a common issue with them. I'm happy to learn how to fix it (I've watched a few videos on youtube already) and I'd be OK with fiddling with it for hours on end, but I frankly know jack about small engines. Then again, tinkering is part of the appeal. So what I want to know: is it worth buying a mower that is known to have issues when I have zero experience trying to solve it? One more thing. I understand that surging is mostly caused by a dirty carb, and occasionally by a dirty air filter or faulty spark plug. Is there anything else I should be aware of when looking at the mower to know if its worth my time? Thanks.