Everything mechanical works fine on this machine. All it needs is a paint job. The engine starts and runs good. The engine was completely overhauled about 15 years ago including having a machine shop grind the crank and hone the cylinder and do a valve job on it. The first five years since the overhaul it was used on a regular basis. Then I bought it from the neighbor and used it for another 5 years. Have not used it much since I bought a bigger mower.