Spent way to many hours reading on this great forum.... I love it, thanks for sharing all your knowledge... I have an opportuniy to buy a DC xcaliber 3366 w/Generac engine from a good friend. He is the type who takes immaculant care of everything he owns and he is a very honest man. He uses the mower to mow his 6 acre yard. The Dixie has 250 hours on it. I over heard him telling one of our mutual good friends he was going to trade it in on a diesel Kubota. I asked him about it and he said he would sell it to me for what he was offered on trade. Being the kind of guy he is, he took it to the local dealership to have serviced and checked out before selling it to me. While at the dealership, the service person somehow noticed that the GOVERNOR was bad. Not being a mechanic, I went to researching and have learned that replacing/fixing the governor involves splitting the motor open. The man that is selling it to me told me he was going to get it fixed regardless of whether I buy it or not. He also said if I no longer wanted it, he did not mind and understood and he would just trade it in, no big deal. I really like the mower and I like the price too. My question- Would you guys be apprehensive about buy the mower, knowing about the governor being replaced. I am wondering if its going to be a reoccuring issue and what kind of potential problems splitting the motor apart could cause in the future. Thanks in advance to anyone who gives their point of view.