Not car related, but definitely "LACK of MAINTENANCE" I could not believe what I found when on my nephews' Toro GroundsMaster when checking out why the Mitsubishi diesel engine was hard-starting. This wasn't their doing.....They bought the unit "used", and they did go see it and drive it. Seemed to run OK at the time; early fall. But there were some problems starting it when the weather got a little colder. This is/was the dry air cleaner assembly ..... A little rust...a few holes? No prob, stuff in some paper shop towels... There's actually a 60w trouble light inside here... Ran a compression check. Not good. Poor little Mitsubishi....could barely breathe ! And if it did, it inhaled all kinds of grit, rust, fibers, etc. The engine had to be replaced as it would only start when it was warm out, or with ether. Not ideal for snow-blowing. New filter assembly, The existing air intake was just behind and slightly above the left drive wheel. Excellent location for sucking up water, dirt, and debris. Built this assembly to get the air intake ABOVE "water-line"... Engine replaced, and all work done. But a few months later they sold it.