I am going to try a carburetor from ebay first but considering replacing the motor on my Encore 48k200. I really don't want another Kawasaki if the parts are going to just go away - this also needs a new peerless trans so I may be putting about $900 into it... My trans is 5 speed w/reverse but there are no numbers on it to determine if it is the 9 or 36 spline - 1 gear works fine so I will likely use it until it gives out completely. I only use it for my residence and it is less than a 1/2 acre. Any advise on what model Brigs would fit? Can/should I bump up the hp over the 12.5 fb460v? The deck and everything else are in fantastic shape so I don't want to just go grab another used one for 800-900 and face the same thing in a few years.