ok, i dont know if anybody is still on this link, if i don't get any responsed i will post a new link. The tractor is running...there's the good news. Now the bad news. It's definantly not running right. I now finally got to mow the lawn with it "fixed" and she certainly wasn't running like she used to. First off, the tractor is much louder, and rougher sounding. 2nd, it's vibrating like crazy everything is vibrating, motor steering wheel even the fender. 3rd. It doesn't seem to have the same smooth throttle that it used to. When you would increase the throttle it would move up at a nice even pace, now it seems more choppy. Finally the big one, it definantly doesn't have the same power when it is "working". I couldn't notice before when just testing the machine out, but now when i have a deck on, the pto engaged, it doesn't have near the power it used to. It's bogging down, even dying on hills, and it just seems like its working really really hard to do what it used to do effortlessly. Again, i don't know where to go with this, does anybody have any suggestions? The only things different than when it ran great originally are these.....I put on a used genuine Onan starter instead of the cheap knockoff (would seem irrelevant to it running bad). During one of the many times pulling the motor, i ripped the wire out of the condenser, but i had a used spare condenser so i put that on (plausible that this could maybe have something to do with it?) 3rd, new plugs, they are AC Delco R44LTS. I do have new plugs coming in the mail NGK TR5. my dad got the delco's, but doing research online i'm not 100% that is a compatible plug. Could any of these things be a problem? Also, when starting the thing, It's starts up fine, virtually right away HOWEVER, it still doesnt sound like it used to when you turn the key. It used to sound real smooth, now its loud. My guesses, and they are pure guesses are these, something is still wrong electrically causing the bad starting noise and maybe uneven voltage?? or that something is misaligned somewhere, or finally that my pistons are going, which would mean low compression and possibly the vibration? any thoughts? Also, would a video of the thing being started and ran be of any use? I could probly swing that if people think it would be helpful.