Gentlemen!! Once again I solicit your vast knowledge and wisdom. My local dealer has a nice looking John Deere 265 with a power flow bagger and a snow blower at a fair price. I have researched the "plastic/nylon" cam gear used in Kawasaki engines extensively and cannot say for certain whether or not this model John Deere has this issue or not. It certainly has a single cylinder air cooled Kawasaki engine built prior to 1999. The selling dealer is kind of vague on this issue. Another local Deere dealer told me only the water cooled models used this poor quality cam gear. Even if the 265 is so equipped, it shouldn't be that big a deal to repair when it becomes necessary. If you know the CORRECT answer, not what you heard, or your buddy said, etc... I would love to hear from you. Thanks in advance.