What do you mean looks like it does? Take a close look that engine is very good looking. What are you referring to? Someone with LawnSite Senior Member status has much influence so you may be stopping someone from getting a perfectly excellent engine..
My professional opinion that engine looks wonderful. I'm a technician who has competed and passed redmax advanced diagnosis, Briggs Certified and is a certified STIHL technician...
Now if you don't mind what about that engine looks fishy to you?
It is very important for you to post your results once the problem is solved so that people will be able to reference a solution to their problem down the road. YEARS may go by and someone has the same problem PLEASE POST YOUR "IT WAS FIXED WITH x SOLUTION.