Was told yesterday by a central distributor salesman that effective Dec. 31st all U.S. and Canadian distributors will no longer carry Tecumseh. Tecumseh is closing its doors, not filing bankruptcy. Bottom line.......If you have engines on your equipment, stock up on parts NOW!!! There will no longer be any parts produced and once the warehouses are out, that's it. He thought Peerless would stay operational for now but was not totally sure. If you have warranty engines, you are SOL at the end of the year. Most dealers will probably shut-off warranty work around Nov. 15th to be sure they get paid in time. My warehouse has already been told that when the last one of a particular part # is sold, it will automatically supercede to a Oregon # in their computer system. Appears that Tecumseh lost out on a huge snowblower engine contract (MTD I assume)and that was the final blow. Kohler is developing snowblower engines quickly to fill the void. Kohler already has a new rotary mower engine new this year. Thought everyone would like to know this. Look for a official announcement very soon.