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Customer Reviews for Briggs & Stratton 1150 Series Horizontal OHV Engine - 250cc, 3/4in. x 2 5/16in. Shaft, Model# 15T212-0223-F8

Briggs & Stratton 1150 Series Horizontal OHV Engine - 250cc, 3/4in. x 2 5/16in. Shaft, Model# 15T212-0223-F8

Item# 24230
Briggs & Stratton 1150 Series horizontal OHV engine produces 11.5 ft.-lbs. Gross Torque to get the job done. Standard 3/4in. shaft can be used for tillers, compressors, log splitters, edgers and more. Compact overhead valve design runs cooler and cleaner, delivering more power, longer engine life and improved fuel economy. Kool Bore aluminum alloy bore provides cooler operation. The engine has fast fuel delivery for one-pull starts and smooth operation. CARB compliant engine is good for sale in all 50 states, including California. Bolt Circle in. 3 5/8, Max. RPM 3,800, Shaft Keyway in. 3/16, Bearing Type Plain, Mounting Base L x W in. 6 3/8 x 3 1/8, Muffler Included Yes, Crankshaft 3/4 x 2 5/16, Throttle Control Manual, remote, adjustable constant speed, Application Tiller, compressor, edger, log splitter, Start Type Recoil, Fuel Pump No, Torque ft./lbs. 11 1/2, Dimensions L x W x H in. 18 x 17 x 20, Cooling System Air cooled, Fuel Tank Yes, PTO Height in. 4 3/16, Shaft Output Horizontal, Low Oil Shutdown No, Engine Type OHV 1150 Series, Gear Reduction No, Low Oil Alert No, Fuel Tank Capacity qt. 3, Shaft Diameter in. 3/4, Shaft Length in. 2 5/16, Bore x Stroke in. 2.97 x 2.20, Auto Compression Release Yes, Cylinder Bore Aluminum, Flywheel Brake No, Lubrication System Splash, Fuel Filter No, Mounting Bolt Pattern L x W in. 7 x 4, Oil Capacity qt. 0.625, Shaft Rotation From PTO Shaft Side Counterclockwise, Engine Displacement cc 250, Governor System Mechanical, Fuel Type Gas, Carburetor Float, EPA/CARB Approval California Air Resource Board Yes, Air Cleaner Type Pleated paper w/foam pre-cleaner, Cylinders qty. 1, Choke Control Manual, Ignition System Electronic, Shaft End Tapped Diameter in./Threads per inch 5/16-24. 11.5 ft.-lbs. gross torque OHV design for cooler operation, longer valve life Dual-Clean air cleaner pleated paper filter with foam pre-cleaner ensures maximum protection for extended engine life Maintenance-free Magnetron electronic ignition for quick, dependable starts Kool Bore aluminum alloy bore for cooler operation Float carburetor for consistent easy starting Recoil start with auto compression release 3-qt. fuel tank for long run times DuraLube gear-driven splash lubrication system continuously supplies oil to all internal parts 3 5/8in. flange mount bolt circle 6 3/8in.L x 3 1/8in.W base Muffler included 50-state compliant engine
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Customer Reviews for Briggs & Stratton 1150 Series Horizontal OHV Engine - 250cc, 3/4in. x 2 5/16in. Shaft, Model# 15T212-0223-F8
Review 1 for Briggs & Stratton 1150 Series Horizontal OHV Engine - 250cc, 3/4in. x 2 5/16in. Shaft, Model# 15T212-0223-F8
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4 / 5

Decent Motor So Far

April 23, 2013
By blawrence
from Little Rock, AR
"I bought this engine to replace a Subaru/Robin engine rated for 7 hp (210 cc engine) and drive a pressure washer rated to push 3 gal/min and 3000 psi.. after some research, I found that it was very likely the existing engine was underpowered and the B&S 900 would be equally under powered. I did try a 900 briggs and stratton first but under load it vibrated a LOT and seemed to be at it's limit.
The 1150 has an extra 50 cc's of displacement and should be powered just right for my need. it is just SLIGHTLY larger (air box dimension) than the 900, but all other dimensions are pretty much the same.
I think in fact I think most the internal components are probably the same except this motor has a larger bore. As a result B&S have not included the cast iron cylinder sleeve and have used a 'cool' tech aluminum sleeve... we'll see how durable it is over time.
I also am curious if the intake diameter (and carburator diameter) are the same as the 900, because this engine does seem to backfire a bit more (the 900 almost didn't back fire at all) during load/unload cycles.
The other lacking feature, that I think was done to keep the engine at a low price point (probably due to low demand) is the use of plain bearings for the output shaft rather than ball bearings. Ball bearings do sound nicer, but plain bearings probably work just as well, and maybe less susceptible to damage.
For these reasons (the aluminum cylinder and the extra backfiring) I have given the engine 4 stars.
I think it would be great if B&S made a dedicated design for the 1150 size. There seems to be a size gap between the ~200 cc engine and ~300 cc engine size that most manufacturers have not addressed throughly.. demand must be low. I would've purchased the 1450 if my power washer frame had room to fit it.
This motor ended up fitting my washer frame (with some slight modification), and pump (which has a 3/4" keyed hole) nicely. It powers the pump nicely as well and doesn't seem underpowered as the 200 cc engines seemed to be. It runs very well (with the extra back fire or two as the engine is suddenly unloaded).
SO, in summary.. good motor, runs great so far, probably not quite as well equipped as the 900 or 1450, but we'll see in the long term if that makes a difference. This motor is a great choice if you want a little more power than the 900 offers, but can't make use of the 1450.
In my experience Brigg's & Stratton make a motor that is very comparable to the 'onda motor and at a more efficient price point.
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