Some of them make pretty good paper weights. I hate this thing on this Sambar, what a piece of crap. Main thing is the choke, takes forever to warm up. If I adjust it to come off sooner it's hard to start in cold weather. Works fine in 15 or 20 minutes (yes the thermostat is good) so I just leave it running while I'm loading or unloading firewood or tree trimmings or even cutting trees or whatever I'm doing with it. I only use it around the farm and hardly ever get past 2nd gear so I get about 2 gallons per mile. Has anyone came up with an alternative carb, electric choke heater or any other ideas?