Just received a new replacement engine for my TurfTracer 17HP. Found a great price from Small Engine Warehouse on new, cosmetic scratch & dent Kawasaki FH-500V....Was new, only dent was minor in the OEM oil filter. Mounted it up and in runs fine, noticed the sticker on engine the Date of Mfg. is 0803. Guess I'm OK with it, since I'm reading a lot of posts about newer Kawasaki engines not like they used to be. Not as happy w/air filtration on the 500, not as robust as the 481 KAI it replaced.