Originally Posted by DQL10
Not sure if anyone commented on the EFI engines compared to Diesel engines. Fuel consumption mignt be similar but expect both repair bills to be more expensive to the regular carb engines. Although I would love to have a diesel exmark, I just cant afford the maintenance costs. Maybe those who have both or ran both can comment more on the differences.
My first diesel bought used 2200 hours, 2500 hours now, never touched the diesel engine yet. My second diesel bought used 724 hours, 900 hours now, never touched the diesel engine either, other than general maintenance. My Kawasaki gas engine bought used ( no meter ) never touched it either. My Kohler 22 horse, junk, replaced with a 23 with 250 hours, junk too. The Kohler carb engine burns gas like crazy and the previous Kohler did too. The diesels are unbelievable on fuel consumption.
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