Thanks guys...I'm going to try and fix it up Monday. I had to take today off so I'll be out working just about all day tomorrow. I ended up picking up a nice Toro 6.5 GTS (it's not commercial, but it's really nice) -- self-propelled, side discharge, mulcher, bagger, rubber wheels, I'm in love. This thing ripped right through some thick grass and spit it out, I love side discharge. It was either that or a used lawnboy 2-stroke commercial for $399...and only a 60 day warranty. Or a John Deere zero-turn with two broken wheels and one that didn't turn for $150 and no warranty. But I'm going to get it all apart again this Monday and get it fully ripped down, take some photos just in case and soak it overnight. If I get it running, I'll fix up my buddy's for him also...same engine. The one thing I did notice was that it seems to have some quality parts in it. I've taken apart so many carbs in the past and sprayed them out and everything worked fine after that, and ended up using a lot of RTV on a lot of stuff because they used the cheap gaskets...the briggs seems to have all rubber gaskets that are re-useable, except for right where the carb bolts onto the intake. -- After looking at mowers for the past few days, I'm dying for one of those nice riding mowers with the zero turn (not the tractor style) -- and a few nice accounts. Sitting on one of those, mowing a few acres would be like a day off for me from what I'm used to.