Hey fellows, I just paid a local shop about 180 to replace the coil and take off and clean the carburetor on my 2003 Gold Series 2 cycle. I was wondering a couple of things: 1. Is that a fair price (I didn't think it was outrageous)? 2. What makes the coil go bad? I don't use the mower that much any more as I have been using some battery mowers since I have a small lawn, and actually I only kept it to mulch up the voluminous amount of leaves that I get on my lawn in the fall. A third related question / comment is about the coil on my 10-15 year old Toro 2 cycle Tecumseh snow blower, which sometimes can skip a season and get relatively rare use here in Mid Missouri. I had it replaced a couple of years ago, and the shop told me that coils go bad from lack of use. Anyway, it ran okay for one season, and the next season it would run good for awhile, die, not start for awhile (cool down quick in the freezing temps), and repeat that scenario until it wouldn't start again. Finally, I just drained it and stuck it in the shed. Puzzled and aggravated the sh*t out of me. Now I'm thinking that I should take it in to get it repaired, and I'm betting they are going to tell me I need another coil, which I assume I could replace myself for a lot less money. The first five years or so after I bought it, you could count on it starting about the third or forth pull each winter. Now, when it does start, I about yank my arm off. Any advice appreciated.