Re: When is it time to kiss your China Doll goodbye?
Ditto on the inline filter. The good quality ones simply cannot be beat for protecting your carburetor from random junk flowing into it. While you are at it, remove the clog prone in tank valve screen or better yet, get yourself a much better valve from SBP.
The time to bury the engine is when the replacement parts needed to rebuild her will cost more than a replacement engine, sans kit.
"It's a chinagirl. It's a sometimes fun little engine that often will break your heart. It's disposable.
Does not come with a fortune cookie."