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Small Engine Maint - Small Gas Engine Service Maintenance...

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Small Gas Engine Service & Maintenance Engine Codes : All Briggs Stratton engines have special codes that are stamped on the blower housing of the engine. These codes are very beneficial when servicing a small gas engine because they contain the most basic information about the engine itself. The following is an excerpt from your Briggs & Stratton Service and Repair Instruction Book, it will explain the meaning of each code and how they are used. HOW TO READ BRIGGS & STRATTON MODEL, TYPE AND CODE NUMBERS MODEL TYPE CODE 92902 1234-01 90012201 Model Number Explanation: I. The first one or two digits indicate the approximate CUBIC INCH DISPLACEMENT. II. The first digit after displacement designates the BASIC DESIGN SERIES, relating to cylinder construction, ignition, or other major differences. III. The second digit after the displacement indicates POSITION OF CRANK SHAFT, TYPE OF CARBURETOR, and sometimes GOVERNOR. IV. The third digit after displacement indicates TYPE OF BEARING and whether or not the engine is equipped with REDUCTION GEARS, AUXILIARY PTO, and/or PRESSURE LUBRICATION. V. The last digit indicates the TYPE STARTER, or CHARGING SYSTEM. BRIGGS & STRATTON MODEL NUMBER SYSTEM Example : See the chart in a Briggs & Stratton Service Manual MODEL 92902 9 2 9 0 2 9 Cubic Inches Design Series 2 Vertical Crank Plain Bearing Rewind Starter Pulsa- Jet Carb. TYPE 1234-01 . The Type number identifies the engine’s mechanical parts, color of paint, decals, Governor Speed, and Original Equipment Manufacturer. CODE 90012201 . The Code is the manufacturing date and is read as follows: YEAR MONTH DAY ASSEMBLY LINE and MANF. PLANT 90 01 22 01
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Fuels & The Fuel System : Fuels: Briggs & Stratton engines call for any gasoline that is intended for automotive use and has an octane rating higher than 77. It is recommended that a lead-free gasoline be used because lead-free gasolines leave fewer deposits and tend to prolong valve life. It is not recommended to use any gasoline that contains alcohols such as Gasohol, Ethanol, or Methanol.
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