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PostSubject: who likes briggs?   who likes briggs? Icon_minitimeJune 28th 2013, 8:25 pm

hey, anyone own a briggs and stratton? you can post a pic if you want.

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PostSubject: Re: who likes briggs?   who likes briggs? Icon_minitimeJune 28th 2013, 8:44 pm

with the exception of my 17hp kawasaki, all of my run-able motors are briggs Smile Will post a pic later...
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PostSubject: Re: who likes briggs?   who likes briggs? Icon_minitimeJune 28th 2013, 9:34 pm

This is the project build thread Razz please use the correct section.
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PostSubject: Re: who likes briggs?   who likes briggs? Icon_minitimeJune 28th 2013, 9:55 pm

Moved to General.

I like Briggs, but ill take anything that runs. Unless its a Tecumseh.


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PostSubject: Re: who likes briggs?   who likes briggs? Icon_minitimeJune 28th 2013, 11:30 pm

Why not run a tecumseh? Ive never had one but just asking.. I have 2 12hp flatheads and a 18 opposed
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PostSubject: Re: who likes briggs?   who likes briggs? Icon_minitimeJune 28th 2013, 11:36 pm

Tecumseh has bad ass axles but crap engines
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PostSubject: Re: who likes briggs?   who likes briggs? Icon_minitimeJune 29th 2013, 12:41 am

oh, I have a tecumseh 10hp flathead that still would run after so many years of service, if I didnt make it eat a starter... may get around to fixing that one day lol
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PostSubject: Re: who likes briggs?   who likes briggs? Icon_minitimeJune 29th 2013, 1:04 am

The one that I did have ran like sh*t all the time. I have a 3hp 2 stroke that isnt too bad, but then again I only ran it for about 5 minutes.


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PostSubject: Re: who likes briggs?   who likes briggs? Icon_minitimeJune 29th 2013, 7:57 am

Briggs made some great engines. And some sh*t ones, too. For that matter, Tecumseh had some great engines, too. But I'll take a Honda GX series over just about anything.
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PostSubject: Re: who likes briggs?   who likes briggs? Icon_minitimeJune 29th 2013, 10:21 am

They all have good and bad points about them. We run Briggs because they are plentiful and cheap. They last good enough for us, typically get about 5 or 6 years of abuse out of them.

Haven't had but one fail where it would not run. Ran an old 11hp for 45 min, wide open throttle, no governor, and the only reason it stopped was it ran out of oil. It was smoking before we started.
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PostSubject: Re: who likes briggs?   who likes briggs? Icon_minitimeJune 29th 2013, 8:33 pm


all i own is briggs lol MOWERENGINES: 4.5hp briggs 8hp briggs 11hp briggs 21.5hp briggs oppy 17hp briggs oppy 12.5hp briggs 3.5hp briggs OTHERENGINES: 2x5hp briggs flatheads (from when i still built racing engines) 6.5hp briggs and a 7.5briggs genny DEADENGINES briggs 15.5 AVS i think i need more Razz
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PostSubject: Re: who likes briggs?   who likes briggs? Icon_minitimeJune 29th 2013, 10:55 pm

what i think is kind of funny is how much tecumseh motors suck but their transaxles are freaking amazing
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PostSubject: Re: who likes briggs?   who likes briggs? Icon_minitimeJune 29th 2013, 10:58 pm

You got that right swamp
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PostSubject: Re: who likes briggs?   who likes briggs? Icon_minitimeJune 29th 2013, 11:02 pm

And I'll take any running engine, but my favorites go Kohler, B&S, or Kawasaki
Tho all my Briggs, with the exception of the 15.5, don't run
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PostSubject: Re: who likes briggs?   who likes briggs? Icon_minitimeJune 29th 2013, 11:04 pm

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And I'll take any running engine, but my favorites go Kohler, B&S, or Kawasaki

you gotta love honda and kubota too, if not it says more about you than the engine Razz

Kubota is a diesel engine japanese engineering at its finest.
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PostSubject: Re: who likes briggs?   who likes briggs? Icon_minitimeJune 29th 2013, 11:06 pm

Oh yeah forgot about them them kabotas those SOBs never die...
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PostSubject: Re: who likes briggs?   who likes briggs? Icon_minitimeJune 29th 2013, 11:07 pm

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Oh yeah forgot about them them kabotas those SOBs never die...

yeah
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PostSubject: Re: who likes briggs?   who likes briggs? Icon_minitimeJune 29th 2013, 11:11 pm

My dad has a 98 or 99 Kabota tractor tractor tractor and he abuses the carp out of it, just broke for the second time in 14 years...
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PostSubject: Re: who likes briggs?   who likes briggs? Icon_minitimeJune 30th 2013, 8:20 am

theswampmachine wrote:
what i think is kind of funny is how much tecumseh motors suck

One of these days, somebody's going to have to explain to me precisely WHY they think Tec engines "suck". I have never had a problem with a Tec that I haven't seen in other engines. All I ever get is "well, I heard something, or this guy said something. Prove it! Or, "I had one that was junk"... That's crap. The only Tec issue that presents itself somewhat regularly is the fact that some models of carbs are a bit more sensitive to gumming from stale fuel. So... What? Here's what- If people would maintain their junk according to the manual (see: Storage), this would not be a problem!!!

Now, here's some food for thought- I have a late '70's H60 with a Series 1 carb in a go kart. The engine is bone stock with the governor removed. I punish that sucker, capping around 5400 RPM with ZERO issues. Crap? I think not!

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PostSubject: Re: who likes briggs?   who likes briggs? Icon_minitimeJune 30th 2013, 8:33 am

Well yes I'm lazy as crap, and I need an engine to abuse and takes it like a man
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PostSubject: Re: who likes briggs?   who likes briggs? Icon_minitimeJune 30th 2013, 2:04 pm

Personally I don't think they suck... well not the flat heads anyway. I do dislike the ohv Tecumseh engines however and that IS from experience. Every OHV tec motor Ive had was junk after just trying to get it to do what my Briggs will do day in and day out. Light over-revs, burst runs and a lot of throttle twitching. The flat heads make good track race motors though, the short stroke and larger bore vs the Briggs of equivalent HP will make it seem much snappier. Only downside to this is the tecumseh seem to be really touchy to throttle area adjustments and especially those of the governor.


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PostSubject: Re: who likes briggs?   who likes briggs? Icon_minitimeJune 30th 2013, 2:12 pm

Never had a Tec flathead, so I can't judge them, but hate the OHVs tho
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PostSubject: Re: who likes briggs?   who likes briggs? Icon_minitimeJune 30th 2013, 3:07 pm

I've lost 2 of the old cast iron 10hp tec's, due to rod failure. I don't really blame them, they were abused, and the first one lasted a while.

I've also had a almost brand new 10hp tec fail twice in a generator(less than 50 hours) First time the governor broke, and sent the rpms high, blew about all the electronics in the house.

Second time it ran out of oil(friend was using it), low oil shutdown failed, and the motor locked. It would run out of oil before it ran out of gas(7 gallon gas tank).

Engine was always extra loud, sounded like it was coming apart.

After that I bought a OHV kohler command pro 10hp to replace it. It sounds and runs much better than the old engine.

So yea, I'd saw that particular tecumseh was junk.

Main reason I use briggs is because they are cheap and plentiful.
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PostSubject: Re: who likes briggs?   who likes briggs? Icon_minitimeJuly 1st 2013, 2:46 pm

I have a briggs 11hp and I love it:D 
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PostSubject: Re: who likes briggs?   who likes briggs? Icon_minitimeJuly 1st 2013, 4:03 pm

i love my briggs never had a different motor tho ive had 3 briggs. a 17.5 avs ohv that still runs. a 12hp flathead it started up and ended up burning the rings after sitting for 3 or 4 years. and another i ran hard for about a year after it had been used for mowing for idk how long before a valve stem snapped was a 12.5 hp ohv
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