Do not know how widespread this is but three dealers down this way are having pump problems with the new dixie "extreme" mowers. According to these guys they are running extemely hot blowing seals and loosing power. I just though I would pass it along. I do not know if it is just a reginal thing because of the high heat that we have been having lately. I will try to find out more info on the cure for the problems. Or maybe someone out there already knows of the cure.