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I have two of the toro consumer models same as yours. The engine will last forever you just have to be prepared to replace the transmission about every year. When my first one went down they charged me 120 dollars to replace the transmission. When my second one went down it was the same thing and I fixed it myself for 30 dollars.
Just so you guys know, the mower its self is the same thing as a Craftsman. And no, Craftsman does not make it, and neither does Toro. And I am really unimpressed with the quality. The tranny is cheap, throw away quality. If the tranny is not installed correctly with the parts adjusted correctly (I have done them before) your self propel will not work properly.
I got a honda hrc216 and it is a champ. It mows right threw 2 feet of grass. The only problems is that is 130 pounds. I am so used to the consumer models. When I bought it the sellsman said that the only reason anybody ever bought them back in for warranty work was from abuse( falling off trucks, bent crankshaft, ect..) I had to work on my residential toro about every 4 to 5 months because something new went wrong.