10/17/08 UPDATE! I posted more photos on page 2. Not all pictures are on page 1. I will constantly be adding more photos as I go along. Many of you have heard of my starting/idle problems with the 610. Carburetion has been ruled-out time and time again. I sensed something else was going on. The engine has never wanted to idle down, sounded like there was a load on it even in neutral. Since I had metal filings in my oil when I first got it, I have now decided to overhaul it and make everything ship-shape. It turns out that I was correct- there is some valve damage that I will talk about later. I don't like to take apart dirty engines and get the dirt inside 'em A little gross. My cleaning station: A little better now Clutch removal: after removing springs bottom of pressure plate everything looked decent as far as wear after removing plates basket after removing hub Area after removing basket. Removing the starter gear with snap ring pliers More to come. I'm uploading pictures of the case splitting, etc... I'll try to ease off on the photo-over-obsession. The next batch of info/photos will be a little more interesting. Comments and suggestions are appreciated. I'm already ordering parts from George so before I know it, I'll be just waiting on new parts (after a little more cleaning.