Briggs & Stratton 461700 Specifications

Before starting this engine, read and understand
this Operator/Owner Manual. Failure to follow instructions
in this manual could result in serious injury or death.
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Table of Contents
Maintenance Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
In the Interest of Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Service, Storage & Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Oil & Fuel Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Emission System Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Starting & Stopping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
About Engine Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Adjustments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Engine Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Briggs & Stratton Corporation
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201
www.briggsandstratton.com
 Copyright 1998 by Briggs & Stratton Corporation
FORM NO. 273688-7/98
PRINTED IN U.S.A.
Maintenance, replacement or repair of the emission control devices and systems may be performed by any nonroad engine repair establishment or individual. However, to obtain no charge repairs under the terms and provisions of the
Briggs & Stratton warranty statement, any service or emission control part repair or replacement must be performed by a
factory authorized dealer.
In the Interest of Safety
This safety alert symbol indicates that this message
You are not ready to operate this engine if you
involves personal safety. Words danger, warning
have not read and understood the following
and caution indicate degree of hazard. Death,
safety items. Read this entire owner’s manual and
personal injury and/or property damage may occur
the operating instructions of the equipment this
engine powers.
unless instructions are followed carefully.
The Briggs & Stratton engine you bought with your equipment is made of the finest material in a state-of-the-art manufacturing
facility. Please understand that Briggs & Stratton sells engines to original equipment manufacturers. It also sells to others in the
distribution chain who may sell to the ultimate consumer, an equipment manufacturer, another distributor or a dealer. As a result,
Briggs & Stratton does not necessarily know the application on which the engine will be placed. For that reason, you should
carefully read and understand the operating instructions of the equipment on which your engine is placed before you operate it.
You should also understand that there are equipment applications for which Briggs & Stratton does not approve the use of its
engines. Briggs & Stratton engines are not to be used on vehicles with less than 4 wheels. They include motor bikes, aircraft
products and All Terrain Vehicles. Moreover, Briggs & Stratton does not approve of its engines being used in competitive events.
F0R THAT REASON, BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED FOR ANY OF THESE APPLICATIONS. Failure to follow this warning could result in death, serious injury (including paralysis) or property damage.
DO NOT check for spark with spark plug removed. (Use an
approved tester.)
DO NOT crank engine with spark plug removed. (If engine is
flooded, place throttle in FAST and crank until engine starts.)
DO NOT strike flywheel with a hammer or hard object as this
may cause flywheel to shatter in operation. (To remove flywheel,
use Briggs & Stratton approved tools only.)
DO NOT operate engine without a muffler. (Inspect periodically
and replace if worn or leaking. If engine is equipped with muffler deflector, inspect periodically and replace if necessary. Replacement parts must be same as on original equipment.)
DO NOT operate engine with an accumulation of grass,
leaves or other combustible material in muffler area.
DO NOT use this engine on any forest covered, brush covered, or grass covered unimproved land unless a spark arrester is installed on muffler. The spark arrester must be maintained in working order by the owner and/or operator. In the
State of California the above is required by law (Section 4442
of the California Public Resources Code). Other states may
have similar laws. Federal laws apply on federal lands.
DO NOT touch hot muffler, cylinder, or fins which can cause
burns.
DO NOT start engine with air cleaner or air cleaner cover removed (or cover over carburetor air intake, if Sno/Gard engine).
DO NOT attempt to start engine with cutting blade loose or removed. (Blade must be tight, otherwise a kickback may occur.)
DO NOT run engine in an enclosed area.
(Exhaust gases contain carbon monoxide, an
odorless and deadly poison.)
DO NOT remove fuel tank cap nor fill fuel tank while
engine is hot or running. DO NOT refuel indoors or in
an unventilated area. (Allow engine to cool 2 minutes before refueling.)
DO NOT place hands or feet near moving or rotating parts.
DO NOT store, spill, or use gasoline near an open flame, nor
near an appliance like a stove, furnace, or water heater that
uses a pilot light or can create a spark.
DO NOT refuel indoors or in an unventilated area.
DO NOT operate or tip engine/equipment at such a severe
angle that causes gasoline spillage.
DO NOT operate engine if gasoline is spilled or when smell of
gasoline is present or other explosive conditions exist. (Move
equipment away from spill and avoid any ignition until gasoline
has evaporated.)
DO NOT transport engine with fuel in tank or fuel shut-off
valve open.
DO NOT choke carburetor to stop engine, especially in an enclosed vehicle. (Whenever possible, gradually reduce engine
speed before stopping.)
DO NOT tamper with governor springs, links or other parts to
increase engine speed. (Run engine at speed set for equipment
manufacturer.)
leaks. Replace if necessary.
✔ PULL starter cord slowly until resistance is felt. Then pull
cord rapidly to avoid kickback and prevent hand or arm injury.
✔ Use only Genuine Briggs & Stratton Parts or their
equivalent. The use of replacement parts which are
✔ PREVENT ACCIDENTAL STARTING by removing spark
not of equivalent quality may damage the engine.
plug wire from spark plug when servicing engine or equipment. Disconnect negative wire from battery terminal if
equipped with electric starting system.
✔ REMOVE blower housing periodically and clean engine.
The engine exhaust from this product
Keep cylinder fins and governor parts free of dirt, grass
contains chemicals known to the State
and other debris which can affect engine speed.
of California to cause cancer, birth
✔ USE fresh gasoline. Stale fuel can gum carburetor and
defects, or other reproductive harm.
cause leakage.
✔ CHECK fuel lines and fittings frequently for cracks or
International
Safety Alert - Read
Fuel
On Off
Stop
Fuel
Choke
Owner’s Manual
Shutoff
Symbols
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Oil & Fuel Recommendations
Oil
Fuel
This engine is shipped from Briggs & Stratton without oil.
Before starting engine, check oil level as shown below.
Use clean, fresh, regular unleaded gasoline with a minimum
of 77 octane. Do not mix oil with gasoline. Fresh fuel prevents
gum from forming in fuel system or on essential carburetor
parts. Purchase fuel in quantity that can be used within 30
days. In countries other than the U.S.A., leaded gasoline may
be used if commercially available and unleaded is unavailable.
We recommend the use of Briggs & Stratton Gasoline Additive. (See your Authorized Briggs & Stratton Service Dealer
for Part No. 5041 or the single-use pouch.) See storage
instructions, on page 9.
Note: Some fuels, called oxygenated or reformulated
gasolines, are gasolines blended with alcohols or ethers.
Excessive amounts of these blends can damage the fuel
system or cause performance problems. Do not use gasoline
which contains Methanol. If any undesirable operating
symptoms occur, use gasoline with a lower percentage of
alcohol or ether.
Do not over-fill fuel tank. Allow space for fuel expansion.
Change and add oil according to chart below. Do not over-fill.
Use a high quality detergent oil classified “For Service SF,
SG, SH,” such as Briggs & Stratton “warranty certified” SAE
30 oil, Part No. 100005. Use no special additives with
recommended oils. Do not mix oil with gasoline.
SAE Viscosity Grades
**
*
°F
°C
-20
-30
20
0
-20
-10
32
0
40
60
10
80
20
100
30
40
STARTING TEMPERATURE RANGE ANTICIPATED BEFORE NEXT OIL CHANGE
*
Air cooled engines run hotter than automotive engines. The use of
multi-viscosity oil such as (10W-30, etc.) in ambient temperatures
above 40° F (4° C) will result in higher than normal oil consumption.
If multi-viscosity oil is used, check the oil level more frequently to
prevent any possible engine damage due to lack of lubrication.
** Use of SAE 30 oil below 40° F (4° C) will result in hard starting
and possible engine damage due to inadequate lubrication.
Check oil level before starting engine. Add oil as shown below.
Oil capacity is about 1-1/2 quarts (48 ounces or 1.4 liters) if
engine is not equipped with oil filter.
Oil capacity is about 1-3/4 quarts (56 ounces or 1.7 liters) if
engine is equipped with oil filter.
Note: Oil capacity will be greater if engine is equipped with
remote oil filter.
After filling with or changing oil, start and run engine at idle for
30 seconds. Shut engine off. Wait 30 seconds and check oil
level. Add oil, if required, to bring level to Full mark on dipstick.
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Spark plug wire
Carburetor
Air cleaner
Rotating screen
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Place engine level. Remove dipstick.
Tighten dipstick.
Clean around oil fill. Wipe with clean cloth. Remove & check.
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Oil level should If oil is required, add Tighten dipstick bebe at FULL mark. slowly. Recheck level. fore starting engine.
Oil drain plug
Crankshaft
12V electric starter
Fuel filter
Oil fill/Dipstick
Blower housing
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Starting & Stopping
Choke operation/engine warm-up
This engine is a low emissions engine which operates differently from previously built engines. It is designed for
maximum performance and life if operated with the choke
fully open (in RUN) and throttle fully open (in FAST). To open
the choke fully requires an engine warm-up period of several
seconds to several minutes, depending on the temperature.
After starting engine, first open the choke (toward RUN) until
the engine just begins to run smoothly. Then open the choke in
small steps, allowing the engine to accept small changes in
speed and load, until the choke is fully open (in RUN).
During engine warm-up, the equipment can be operated.
To obtain best starting results
Start engine
Always keep hands and feet clear of mower blade or
other rotating machinery.
Rewind starter, if equipped
Grasp rope handle as illustrated and pull slowly until
resistance is felt. Then pull cord rapidly to overcome
compression, prevent kickback and start engine. Repeat if necessary with choke off and throttle control in FAST
position. Operate engine in FAST position.
Rope starter, if equipped
Wind starter rope around pulley in direction shown by
arrow. Pull rope handle slowly until resistance is felt,
then pull with a quick full arm stroke to prevent kickback.
Repeat if necessary with choke off and throttle control in FAST
position. Operate engine in FAST position.
When using rope starter to crank engine, use caution
so knotted end of rope does not strike persons
standing nearby.
Store and fuel lawn mower in level position.
Start lawn mower on hard surface or over previously cut grass.
Do not use a pressurized starting fluid. Starting fluid is
flammable. Severe engine damage or fire may occur.
A warm engine requires less choking than a cold engine.
Starting in cold weather:
Use the correct oil for the starting temperature expected.
De-clutch all possible external loads.
Set speed control at part throttle position.
Rewind starter
Rope starter
Electric starter, if equipped
Turn key to START or press button. Repeat if necessary with
throttle control in FAST position. Operate engine in FAST
position.
Note: If equipment manufacturer has supplied battery, charge it
before trying to start engine, as equipment manufacturer recommends. Use short starting cycles (15 secs. per min.) to prolong
starter life. Extended cranking can damage starter motor.
A warm battery has more starting capacity than a cold battery.
Do not use gasoline left over from summer. Use fresh winter
grade gasoline which has higher volatility to improve starting.
Before starting engine
If engine runs low on oil, an oil pressure switch (if engine is
equipped) will either activate a warning device or stop the
engine. (Read the operating instructions supplied by the
equipment manufacturer to determine which way your engine is
equipped.) See oil pressure on page 6 for oil filling instructions.
PRESS
BUTTON
Open fuel shut-off valve, if engine is equipped.
Move choke control to CHOKE or START position.
Typical starter switches
Stop engine
Do not move choke control to CHOKE position to stop engine.
Backfire or engine damage may occur. Move throttle control
to SLOW position, then to STOP, or turn key to OFF, if
equipped. Always remove key from switch when equipment is
not in use or left unattended.
Close fuel shut-off valve, when transporting engine, to
prevent fuel leakage.
Note: Choke must fully close. If engine does not start, see
control adjustments on page 5.
Move throttle control to RUN or FAST position.
PULL OUT TO CHOKE
Typical throttle control
Typical choke control
Typical stop switches
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Adjustments
Control adjustments
Carburetor adjustments
The manufacturer of the equipment on which this
engine is installed specifies top speed at which the
engine will be operated. DO NOT EXCEED this speed.
WIRE
To prevent accidental starting, remove
spark plug wires from spark plugs and
disconnect battery at negative terminal, if equipped with electric starter,
when adjusting controls.
Differences in fuel, temperature, altitude or load may require
minor carburetor adjustment. Air cleaner and air cleaner cover
must be assembled to carburetor before starting engine.
The carburetor on this engine is low emission. It is equipped with
a non adjustable idle mixture jet (see inset) and an idle speed
adjustment screw. Only the idle speed screw is adjustable.
Governed idle has been set to 1750 rpm at the factory.
Adjustments
Start engine and warm up approximately 5 minutes before
adjusting. With engine running, place throttle control in SLOW
position. Rotate carburetor throttle lever against Idle speed
screw and hold. Adjust idle speed screw to obtain 1400 rpm.
To adjust choke control:
Remove air cleaner. Move choke control to CHOKE or START
position. Carburetor choke should be completely closed. If
not, loosen casing clamp screw. Then move casing, wire and
engine choke lever until choke is completely closed. Tighten
casing clamp screw. Replace air cleaner.
CHOKE
CLOSED
IDLE SPEED
SCREW
CHOKE
LEVER
CASING
CLAMP
SCREW
THROTTLE
LEVER
Choke control adjustment
NON-ADJUSTABLE
IDLE MIXTURE
JET
Carburetor adjustments
To adjust throttle control:
Remove air cleaner. Move throttle control to FAST position.
Swivel should be against side of quarter circle. If not, loosen
casing clamp screw. Move casing and wire in direction shown
until swivel is against side of quarter circle. Tighten casing
clamp screw. Replace air cleaner.
SWIVEL
CASING
CLAMP
SCREW
QUARTER
CIRCLE
CASING
CLAMP
SCREW
Throttle control adjustment
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See Maintenance Schedule, page 8. Follow the hourly or calendar intervals, whichever occur first.
Maintenance Note that more frequent service is required when operating in adverse conditions.
Air cleaner
WIRE
KNOBS
To prevent accidental starting, remove
spark plug wires from spark plugs and
disconnect battery at negative terminal, if equipped with electric starter,
when servicing engine or equipment.
COVER
WING NUTS
CARTRIDGE
PLATE
Oil
Check oil level regularly.
Be sure correct oil level is maintained. Check every 5 hours or
daily, before starting engine. See check oil level on page 3.
Change oil. (Follow Maintenance Schedule.)
Change oil after first 5 hours of operation. Remove drain plug
and drain oil while engine is warm. Replace drain plug. Remove
dipstick and refill with new oil of recommended grade (see chart,
page 3). Start and run engine at idle for 30 seconds. Stop
engine. Wait 30 seconds and re-check oil level. If required, add
oil to bring level to FULL mark on dipstick.
CARTRIDGE
PART NO. 394019
PRE-CLEANER
PART NO. 272490
CARBURETOR
SHIELD
BODY
PRE-CLEANER and CARTRIDGE
PART N0. 5052
Dual element air cleaner
Note: Depending on engine Type Number, this engine may
not be equipped with a pre-cleaner.
Note: If engine is not equipped with oil filter, change oil every
25 hours. If engine is equipped with oil filter, change oil every
50 hours. Change oil more often if engine is operated under
heavy load or high ambient temperatures.
1. Remove knobs and cover.
2. Carefully slide pre-cleaner off cartridge.
To service pre-cleaner, wash in liquid detergent and water.
Squeeze dry in a clean cloth. Saturate in engine oil. Squeeze
in clean, absorbent cloth to remove all EXCESS oil. Replace if
very dirty or damaged.
3. Remove wing nuts and cartridge plate. Carefully remove
cartridge to prevent debris from entering carburetor.
To service cartridge, clean by tapping gently on a flat surface.
Do not oil cartridge. Replace if very dirty or damaged.
Change oil filter, if equipped. (Follow Maintenance Schedule.)
Replace oil filter after every 100 hours of operation. Remove
used oil filter. Before installing new filter, lightly oil filter gasket
with fresh, clean oil. Screw filter on by hand until gasket
contacts oil filter adapter. Tighten 1/2 to 3/4 turn more. Start
and run engine at idle to check for leaks. Stop engine.
Re-check oil level. Add oil if required.
OIL
FILTER
P/N SEE PAGE 8
Note: Do not use petroleum solvents, e.g., kerosene, which will
cause the cartridge to deteriorate. Do not use pressurized air to
clean cartridge. Pressurized air can damage the cartridge.
4. Reinstall cartridge and cartridge plate. Tighten wing nuts
securely.
5. Reassemble pre-cleaner on cartridge.
6. Replace cover and tighten knobs securely.
OIL DRAIN PLUG
Oil drain
1/2-3/4 TURN MORE
Keep muffler area clean and muffler in working order.
Oil filter
Daily or more often, before running engine, clean
muffler area to remove all grass and combustible debris.
Oil Pressure
Normal warm operating oil pressure for a pressure lube
engine (engine with oil filter) is 10 to 50 psi at normal operating temperature. If pressure drops below normal range, stop
engine and check oil level with dipstick. If oil level is between
ADD and FULL mark on dipstick, Do not restart engine. Contact
an Authorized Briggs & Stratton Service Dealer. Do not operate
engine until oil pressure is corrected.
If oil level is below ADD mark on dipstick, add oil to bring level
to FULL mark. Restart engine and check oil pressure. If
pressure is normal, continue to operate engine.
Note: Oil pressure gauge, if engine is equipped, is supplied
by manufacturer of equipment.
If engine muffler(s) is/are equipped with spark arrester
screen(s), remove for cleaning and inspection. Replace if
damaged or plugged.
ARRESTER
CLEAN
Muffler area/Spark arrester screens
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See Maintenance Schedule, page 8. Follow the hourly or calendar intervals, whichever occur first.
Maintenance Note that more frequent service is required when operating in adverse conditions.
Grass, chaff or debris may clog the air cooling system,
especially after prolonged operation cutting tall, dry grass.
Remove blower housing and clean area shown to prevent
overheating and engine damage.
Keep engine and parts clean.
With a brush or cloth, remove grass, chaff or debris from
debris guard or rotating screen daily or more often if needed
to prevent engine damage caused by overheating. Do not
clean with a forceful spray of water because water could
contaminate fuel system.
DEBRIS
GUARD
ROTATING
SCREEN
CLEAN AREA OF
ALL DIRT AND DEBRIS
Debris guard
Rotating screen
To assure smooth operation, keep governor linkage, springs
and controls free of debris.
Air cooling system
Replace or clean spark
.030” (0.76 mm)
WIRE GAGE
plugs. Do not blast clean.
Clean by scraping or wire
brushing and washing
with a commercial solvent.
Use only Briggs & Stratton Spark Tester, Part No.
19368, to check for spark.
Spark plug
Note: In some areas, local law requires using resistor spark plugs
to suppress ignition signals. If this engine was originally equipped
with resistor spark plugs, use same type for replacement.
CLEAN
Linkage, springs & controls
Replace in-line fuel filter. See an Authorized Briggs & Stratton
Service Dealer for correct replacement.
Remove combustion deposits.
Remove cylinder heads and cylinder head shields every
100-300 hours of operation. Scrape and wire brush combustion deposits from cylinders, cylinder heads, tops of pistons
and around valves. Use a soft brush to remove deposits.
Reassemble cylinder heads and cylinder head shields with
new gaskets. Turn screws down finger tight, with the three
longer screws, if equipped, around exhaust valve. Torque
cylinder head screws in a staggered sequence to 165 in.-lbs.
(18.65 Nm).
PART NO. 394358 (WITH FUEL PUMP)
FILTER
Drain fuel tank or
close fuel shut-off valve
before replacing fuel filter.
PART NO. 298090 OR 5018 (WITHOUT FUEL PUMP)
Fuel filter
See any Authorized Briggs & Stratton
Service Dealer. Insist on Genuine
Briggs & Stratton parts! Non-original
parts may not perform as well and
may void your warranty.
RESISTOR
PART NO. 802592
Fill in both sides, clip and return to:
Briggs & Stratton Corporation
P.O. Box 1144
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1144 U.S.A.
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your engine, fill in both sides of this order form carefully. We cannot fill
your order without the correct Engine Model/Type/Code. (Please
Your Engine
allow 3 to 4 weeks for delivery.)
Model
273688
Type
Code
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Maintenance Schedule
273688
Follow the hourly or calendar intervals, whichever occur first.
More frequent service is required when operating in adverse conditions noted below.
Every 5 Hours
25 Hours or
50 Hours or
Maintenance Operation
or Daily
Every Season Every Season
Check oil level
Change oil ♦
(engine not equipped with oil filter)
Change oil ♦
(engine equipped with oil filter)
100 Hours or
Every Season
100-300
Hours
Note 1
Note 1
Note 1
Change oil filter
Note 2
Note 2
Service air cleaner pre-cleaner,
if equipped
Service air cleaner cartridge,
if not equipped with pre-cleaner
Service air cleaner cartridge,
if equipped with pre-cleaner
Note 2
Note 2
Clean cooling system
Inspect spark arrester,
if equipped
Replace or clean spark plugs &
replace in-line fuel filter
Clean combustion
chamber deposits
♦ Change oil after first 5 hours, then after every 50 hours or every season.
Note 1: Change oil more often when operating under heavy load or in high temperatures.
Clean more often under dusty conditions or when airborne debris is present.
Note 2:
Replace air cleaner parts, if very dirty.
Briggs & Stratton Part Numbers of some
Genuine Briggs & Stratton Parts:
Briggs & Stratton Part No.
Part
Air cleaner cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 394019
Air cleaner pre-cleaner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272490
Air cleaner pre-cleaner and cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5052
Resistor spark plug . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 802592
Spark plug wrench . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89838 or 5023
Spark tester . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19368
Briggs & Stratton Part Numbers of some
Genuine Briggs & Stratton Parts:
Briggs & Stratton Part No.
Part
Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100005 or 100028
Oil filter (3-1/2 in. long) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 491056
Oil filter (2-1/4 in. long) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 492932 or 5049
Fuel filter (with fuel pump) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 394358
Fuel filter (without fuel pump) . . . . . . . . . . . 298090 or 5018
Gas additive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5041
Gasket, cylinder head #1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271867
Gasket, cylinder head #2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271868
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Service, Storage & Specifications
For service
See an Authorized Briggs & Stratton Service Dealer. Each
one carries a stock of Genuine Briggs & Stratton Parts and is
equipped with special service tools. Trained mechanics
assure expert repair service on all Briggs & Stratton engines.
Only dealers advertising as “Authorized Briggs & Stratton”
are required to meet Briggs & Stratton standards.
When you purchase equipment powered by a
Briggs & Stratton engine, you are assured of
highly skilled, reliable service at more than
30,000 Authorized Service Dealers worldwide,
including more than 2,700 Master Service
Technicians. Look for these signs wherever
Briggs & Stratton service is offered.
Storage instructions
Engines stored over 30 days need to be protected or drained
of fuel to prevent gum from forming in fuel system or on
essential carburetor parts.
1. For engine protection, we recommend use of
Briggs & Stratton Gasoline Additive, Part No.
5041, available from an Authorized Briggs &
Stratton Service Dealer. Mix Additive with
fuel in fuel tank or storage container. Run
engine for a short time to circulate Additive
through carburetor. Engine and fuel can be
P/N 5041
stored up to 24 months.
Your Service Dealer has single-use
pouches of Gasoline Additive available.
You may locate your nearest Authorized Briggs &
Stratton Service Dealer in the “Yellow Pages”
directory under “Engines, Gasoline” or “Gasoline
 Engines,” or “Lawn Mowers” or similar category.
Or log on to our dealer locator map on our web site
www.briggsandstratton.com
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trademarks in various jurisdictions.
The illustrated shop manual shown here
includes “Theories of Operation,” common specifications and detailed information covering adjustment, tune-up and
repair of Briggs & Stratton L-head, twin
cylinder, 4 cycle engines. It is available
from an Authorized Briggs & Stratton
Service Dealer or you can order it from
the factory. Write:
Briggs & Stratton Corporation
Attn: Service Division
P. O. Box 1144
Milwaukee, WI 53201
Note: If engine is operating on oxygenated or reformulated
gasoline (gasoline blended with an alcohol or an ether),
remove all fuel from tank and run engine until it stops from
lack of fuel. If engine is stored with gasoline in fuel tank, we
recommend the use of Gasoline additive, Part No. 5041.
2. While engine is still warm, drain oil from crankcase
(see page 6). Refill with fresh oil of recommended grade
(see chart page 3).
3. Remove spark plugs and pour about 1 oz (30 ml) of
engine oil into cylinders. Replace spark plugs and crank
slowly to distribute oil.
4. Clean dirt and chaff from cylinders, cylinder head fins, blower
housing, rotating screen and muffler area (see page 7).
Part No. 271172
5. Store in a clean and dry area, but NOT near a stove,
furnace or water heater which uses a pilot light or any
device that can create a spark.
General information
Tune-up specifications
This is a twin cylinder, L-head, air cooled engine.
Armature air gap is .010-.014 in. (.25-.36 mm)
On mobile equipment, this engine will operate satisfactorily at
any angle at which operator and equipment can function safely.
Spark plug gap is .030 in. (.76 mm)
Valve clearance (without springs installed) is:
Model Series 42A700, 42B700, 42D700, 42E700, 422700
Bore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7/16 in. (87.31 mm)
Stroke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-9/32 in. (57.94 mm)
Displacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42.33 cu. in. (694.0 cc)
Torque (Max.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28.6 ft. lbs. @ 2600 rpm
Model Series 460700, 461700
Bore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7/16 in. (87.31 mm)
Stroke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-15/32 in. (62.48 mm)
Displacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45.64 cu. in. (748.0 cc)
Torque (Max.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33.6 ft. lbs. @ 2400 rpm
Intake* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .006-.008 in. (.15-.20 mm)
Exhaust* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .009-.011 in. (.23-.28 mm)
*
engine cold and piston 1/4 in. (6mm) past top dead center.
Note: For practical operation, the horsepower loading should
not exceed 85% of rated horsepower. Engine power will
decrease 3-1/2% for each 1,000 feet (300 meters) above sea
level and 1% for each 10° F (5.6° C) above 60° F (16° C).
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273688
Briggs & Stratton Corporation (B&S), the California Air Resources Board (CARB)
and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA)
Emission Control System Warranty Statement (Owner’s Defect Warranty Rights and Obligations)
In the interest of the environment, B&S engines that meet strict emisTO CERTIFIED ENGINES PURCHASED IN CALIFORNIA IN 1995
sion requirements are labeled, “This engine conforms to 1995 - 1998
AND THEREAFTER, WHICH ARE USED IN CALIFORNIA, AND
California emission regulations for ULGE engines and U.S. EPA
TO CERTIFIED MODEL YEAR 1997 AND LATER ENGINES
Phase I regulations for small non-road engines.”
WHICH ARE PURCHASED AND USED ELSEWHERE IN THE
UNITED STATES.
EMISSION CONTROL WARRANTY COVERAGE IS APPLICABLE
California and United States Emission Control Defects Warranty Statement
CARB, U.S. EPA and B&S are pleased to explain the Emission Conthere has been no abuse, neglect or improper maintenance of your
trol System Warranty on your 1996 and later utility or lawn and garULGE engine.
den equipment (ULGE) engine. In California, new ULGE engines
Your emission control system includes parts such as the carburetor,
produced on or after August 1, 1995 must be designed, built and
air cleaner, ignition system, muffler and catalytic converter. Also inequipped to meet the State’s stringent anti-smog standards. Elsecluded may be connectors and other emission related assemblies.
where in the United States, new non-road, spark-ignition engines
Where a warrantable condition exists, B&S will repair your ULGE encertified for model year 1997 and later, must meet similar standards
gine at no cost to you including diagnosis, parts and labor.
set forth by the U.S. EPA. B&S must warrant the emission control
system on your engine for the periods of time listed below, provided
Briggs & Stratton Emission Control Defects Warranty Coverage
ULGE engines are warranted relative to emission control parts deany covered part on your engine is defective, the part will be repaired
fects for a period of two years, subject to provisions set forth below. If
or replaced by B&S.
Owner’s Warranty Responsibilities
As the ULGE engine owner, you are responsible for the performance
You are responsible for presenting your ULGE engine to an Authoof the required maintenance listed in your Operator/Owner Manual.
rized B&S Service Dealer as soon as a problem exists. The undisB&S recommends that you retain all your receipts covering mainteputed warranty repairs should be completed in a reasonable amount
nance on your ULGE engine, but B&S cannot deny warranty solely
of time, not to exceed 30 days.
for the lack of receipts or for your failure to ensure the performance of
If you have any questions regarding your warranty rights and reall scheduled maintenance.
sponsibilities, you should contact a B&S Service Representative at
1-414-259-5262.
As the ULGE engine owner, you should however be aware that B&S
may deny you warranty coverage if your ULGE engine or a part has
The emission warranty is a defects warranty. Defects are judged on
failed due to abuse, neglect, improper maintenance or unapproved
normal engine performance. The warranty is not related to an in-use
modifications.
emission test.
Briggs & Stratton Emission Control Defects Warranty Provisions
The following are specific provisions relative to your Emission Control Defects Warranty Coverage. It is in addition to the B&S engine warranty
for non-regulated engines found in the Operator/Owner Manual.
3. No Charge
1. Warranted Parts
Repair or replacement of any Warranted Part will be performed
Coverage under this warranty extends only to the parts listed beat no charge to the owner, including diagnostic labor which leads
low (the emission control systems parts) to the extent these
to the determination that a Warranted Part is defective, if the
parts were present on the engine purchased.
diagnostic work is performed at an Authorized B&S Service
a. Fuel Metering System
Dealer. For emissions warranty service contact your nearest Au•
Cold start enrichment system (soft choke)
thorized B&S Service Dealer as listed in the “Yellow Pages” under “Engines, Gasoline,” “Gasoline Engines,” “Lawn Mowers,”
•
Carburetor and internal parts
or similar category.
•
Fuel Pump
4. Claims and Coverage Exclusions
b. Air Induction System
Warranty claims shall be filed in accordance with the provisions
•
Air cleaner
of the B&S Engine Warranty Policy. Warranty coverage shall be
•
Intake manifold
excluded for failures of Warranted Parts which are not original
B&S parts or because of abuse, neglect or improper maintec. Ignition System
nance as set forth in the B&S Engine Warranty Policy. B&S is not
•
Spark plug(s)
liable to cover failures of Warranted Parts caused by the use of
•
Magneto ignition system
add-on, non-original, or modified parts.
5. Maintenance
d. Catalyst System
Any Warranted Part which is not scheduled for replacement as
•
Catalytic converter
required maintenance or which is scheduled only for regular in•
Exhaust manifold
spection to the effect of “repair or replace as necessary” shall be
•
Air injection system or pulse valve
warranted as to defects for the warranty period. Any Warranted
Part which is scheduled for replacement as required maintee. Miscellaneous Items Used in Above Systems
nance shall be warranted as to defects only for the period of time
•
Vacuum, temperature, position, time sensitive valves
up to the first scheduled replacement for that part. Any replaceand switches
ment part that is equivalent in performance and durability may
•
Connectors and assemblies
be used in the performance of any maintenance or repairs. The
owner is responsible for the performance of all required mainte2. Length of Coverage
nance, as defined in the B&S Operator/Owner Manual.
B&S warrants to the initial owner and each subsequent purchaser
6.
Consequential Coverage
that the Warranted Parts shall be free from defects in materials
and workmanship which caused the failure of the Warranted
Coverage hereunder shall extend to the failure of any engine
Parts for a period of two years from the date the engine is delivcomponents caused by the failure of any Warranted Part still unered to a retail purchaser.
der warranty.
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About your engine warranty: (see back cover for statement of LIMITED WARRANTY).
Briggs & Stratton welcomes warranty repair and apologizes
to you for being inconvenienced. Any Authorized Service
Dealer may perform warranty repairs. Most warranty repairs
are handled routinely, but sometimes requests for warranty
service may not be appropriate. For example, warranty would
not apply if engine damage occurred because of misuse, lack
of routine maintenance, shipping, handling, warehousing or
improper installation. Similarly, warranty is void if the serial
number of the engine has been removed or the engine has
been altered or modified.
4. Parts which are scored or broken because an engine was
operated with insufficient or contaminated lubricating oil,
or an incorrect grade of lubricating oil (check oil level daily
or after every 8 hours of operation. Refill when necessary
and change at recommended intervals.) Read “Owner’s
Manual.”
5. Repair or adjustment of associated parts or assemblies
such as clutches, transmissions, remote controls, etc.,
which are not manufactured by Briggs & Stratton.
6. Damage or wear to parts caused by dirt, which entered
the engine because of improper air cleaner maintenance,
re-assembly, or use of a non-original air cleaner element
or cartridge. (At recommended intervals, clean and re-oil
the Oil-Foam element or the foam pre-cleaner, and replace the cartridge.) Read “Owner’s Manual.”
7. Parts damaged by overspeeding, or overheating caused
by grass, debris, or dirt, which plugs or clogs the cooling
fins, or flywheel area, or damage caused by operating the
engine in a confined area without sufficient ventilation.
(Clean fins on the cylinder, cylinder head and flywheel at
recommended intervals.) Read “Owner’s Manual.”
8. Engine or equipment parts broken by excessive vibration
caused by a loose engine mounting, loose cutter blades,
unbalanced blades or loose or unbalanced impellers, improper attachment of equipment to engine crankshaft,
overspeeding or other abuse in operation.
9. A bent or broken crankshaft, caused by striking a solid object with the cutter blade of a rotary lawn mower, or excessive v-belt tightness.
10. Routine tune-up or adjustment of the engine.
11. Engine or engine component failure, i.e., combustion
chamber, valves, valve seats, valve guides, or burned
starter motor windings, caused by the use of alternate
fuels such as, liquified petroleum, natural gas, altered
gasolines, etc.
If a customer differs with the decision of the Service Dealer, an
investigation will be made to determine whether the warranty
applies. Ask the Service Dealer to submit all supporting facts to
his Distributor or the Factory for review. If the Distributor or the
Factory decides that the claim is justified, the customer will be
fully reimbursed for those items that are defective. To avoid
misunderstanding which might occur between the customer
and the Dealer, listed below are some of the causes of engine
failure that the warranty does not cover.
Improper maintenance:
The life of an engine depends upon the conditions under
which it operates, and the care it receives. Some applications,
such as tillers, pumps and rotary mowers, are very often used
in dusty or dirty conditions, which can cause what appears to
be premature wear. Such wear, when caused by dirt, dust,
spark plug cleaning grit, or other abrasive material that has
entered the engine because of improper maintenance, is not
covered by warranty.
This warranty covers engine related defective material
and/or workmanship only, and not replacement or refund
of the equipment to which the engine may be mounted.
Nor does the warranty extend to repairs required because of:
1. PROBLEMS CAUSED BY PARTS THAT ARE NOT
ORIGINAL BRIGGS & STRATTON PARTS.
2. Equipment controls or installations that prevent starting,
cause unsatisfactory engine performance, or shorten engine life. (Contact equipment manufacturer.)
Warranty is available only through service dealers which
have been authorized by Briggs & Stratton Corporation.
Your nearest Authorized Service Dealer is listed in the
“Yellow Pages” of your telephone directory under “Engines, Gasoline” or “Gasoline Engines,” “Lawn Mowers,” or similar category.
3. Leaking carburetors, clogged fuel pipes, sticking valves,
or other damage, caused by using contaminated or stale
fuel. (Use clean, fresh, lead-free gasoline and Briggs &
Stratton gasoline stabilizer, Part No. 5041.)
Briggs & Stratton Engines Are Made Under One Or More Of The Following Patents: Design D-247,177 (Other Patents Pending)
4,522,080
DES. 309,458
5,642,701
5,320,795
5,197,425
5,105,331
5,009,208
4,875,448
5,197,422
5,086,890
4,996,956
4,819,593
4,520,288
DES. 309,457
5,606,948
5,271,363
DES. 308,872
5,548,955
5,269,713
5,191,864
5,070,829
4,995,357
4,719,682
4,453,507
5,188,069
5,058,544
4,977,879
4,694,792
4,430,984
DES. 308,871
5,546,901
5,265,700
4,971,219
4,633,556
4,355,253
5,503,125
5,243,878
5,186,142
5,040,644
5,497,679
5,235,943
5,138,996
5,040,503
4,895,119
4,630,498
4,270,509
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BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINE OWNER WARRANTY POLICY
effective July 1, 1998
Replaces all undated Warranties and all Warranties
dated before July 1, 1998
LIMITED WARRANTY
“Briggs & Stratton Corporation will repair or replace, free of charge, any part, or parts of the engine that are defective in
material or workmanship or both. Transportation charges on parts submitted for repair or replacement under this Warranty
must be borne by purchaser. This warranty is effective for the time periods and subject to the conditions provided for in this
policy. For warranty service contact your nearest Authorized Service Dealer as listed in the ‘Yellow Pages’ under ‘Engines,
Gasoline,’ ‘Gasoline Engines,’ ‘Lawn Mowers’ or similar category. THERE IS NO OTHER EXPRESS WARRANTY. IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE
ARE LIMITED TO ONE YEAR FROM PURCHASE, OR TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW ANY AND ALL IMPLIED
WARRANTIES ARE EXCLUDED. LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES UNDER ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES
ARE EXCLUDED TO THE EXTENT EXCLUSION IS PERMITTED BY LAW. Some states do not allow limitations on how
long an implied warranty lasts, and some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation and exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may
also have other rights which vary from state to state.”
Briggs & Stratton Corporation
F. P. Stratton, Jr.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
WARRANTY PERIOD
WITHIN U.S.A. AND CANADA
ENGINES
All Vanguard engines.
CONSUMER
USE*
COMMERCIAL
USE*
OUTSIDE U.S.A. AND CANADA
CONSUMER
USE*
COMMERCIAL
USE*
2 year – engine } / Lifetime** – Magnetron ignition
All Diamond Plus, Industrial Plus, I/C
engines and sleeve bore Intek series.
2 year
1 year
2 year }
1 year
Quantum and Diamond Power.
2 year
90 days
{2 year { }
90 days
All standard engines and Kool Bore Intek series
installed on lawn mowers, riders, edgers,
chippers, shredders, tillers, fun carts, and all
Sno/Gard engines.
2 year
90 days
1 year
90 days
All other standard engines and Classic series.
1 year
90 days
1 year
90 days
*
For purposes of this warranty policy, “consumer use” means personal residential household use by the original retail consumer.
“Commercial use” means all other uses, including use for commercial, income producing or rental purposes. Once an engine
has experienced commercial use, it shall thereafter be considered as a commercial use engine for purposes of this warranty.
Engines used in competitive racing or on commercial or rental tracks are not warrantied.
** Lifetime limited warranty of the Magnetron ignition covers parts and labor for the first five (5) years from the date of purchase;
thereafter only parts. “Lifetime” means lifetime of the engine in the hands of the original purchaser.
{
One (1) year in Australia, New Zealand, Middle East and Africa.
}
One (1) year in India.
NO WARRANTY REGISTRATION CARD IS NECESSARY TO OBTAIN WARRANTY ON BRIGGS & STRATTON ENGINES.
YOU MUST SAVE THE PURCHASE RECEIPT. A PROOF OF PURCHASE DATE WILL BE REQUIRED TO OBTAIN WARRANTY.
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