Worked the old girl pretty hard yesterday. Spent about two hours moving logs around my yard. Now my 8N has always smoked sence I have had it. My thought is that it had sat for a few years, and maybe something was just stuck in side, and it would work it self lose. Well, it has not. [OK not that I REALY thought it might] Now this thing had a rebuild about a year before the dealer I got it from, got it. It does look like it has been apart, is there something they may have done wrong? Some common, simple problem these motors have that cause the smoking? I REALY don;t want to pull the motor apart, but if I have to, I have to.