Of all the people that would not run their engine out of oil it would be me.........but that's exactly what i did yesterday evening! Yep, the motor is fried. It started making a small knocking sound. I shut it down to check the oil.........off the stick! Oh well, I get a full quart of oil and dump about a third bottle........still below the stick!!!!!! Oh no! Dumped the entire quart in......full! How did I do this? It doesn't use much oil at all........it wasn't smoking.....blah, blah,blah. I start to sound like my customers when I say the same thing to them "you ran your engine out of oil". Really guys, I don't know how it consumed so much oil in such a short amount of time. I put a new carb on it about six weeks ago, fresh oil change and filter etc. I've mowed about four times tho. I did not check the oil ......I did not follow my gut on the last two times. I said to myself " it couldn't be very low, I just changed it. Besides it doesn't use much oil at all" Well I was wrong. I should have checked they oil like my gut said too. I was just in a hurry.......... Well guys, don't do what I did. I've been in business now for 36 years and it happened to me. I just ordered a new Briggs engine. The original Kohler wasn't even available! A short block was tho.......Over 500 bucks. I just replaced the carb at $90 my cost because no parts were available for it. The Briggs is around $560 my cost so that's the way I'm doing it. I may have to adapt a thing or two but at least now parts will be available for it. I'm disappointed in Kohler, they haven't been the same since using Chinese engines. Well I say Chinese engines because that's what they look like.