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Briggs & Stratton Powerbuilt Vertical Engine with Electric Start - 344cc, 1in. x 3 5/32in. Shaft, Model# 215807-3025-G5

Item# 70920
Briggs & Stratton 344cc Powerbuilt OHV Vertical Engine. Overhead valve design runs cooler and cleaner, delivering more power, longer engine life and improved fuel economy. Improved breather system lowers oil consumption and reduces emissions. Air Cleaner Type Dual element, Bearing Type Plain, Bolt Circle in. 10, Bore x Stroke in. 3.44 x 2.26, Carburetor Float, Cooling System Air cooled, Cylinder Bore Cast iron, Cylinders qty. 1, Dimensions L x W x H in. 18 x 15 1/2 x 12 1/2, Engine Displacement cc 344, Engine Type Power built OHV, Fuel Tank Not included, Fuel Type Gasoline, Governor System Mechanical, Ignition System Electronic, Low Oil Alert No, Lubrication System Splash, Max. RPM 3,600, Muffler Included Yes, Oil Capacity qt. 1.5 48 oz., Shaft Diameter in. 1, Shaft End Tapped Diameter in./Threads per inch 7/16-20, Shaft Length in. 3 5/32, Shaft Output Vertical, Shaft Rotation From PTO Shaft Side Counterclockwise, Throttle Control Remote, Start Type Electric w/recoil backup, Application Riding mower, lawn tractor. Displacement 21 cu. in. Float carburetor for easy, consistent starting Balance-Tek Low Vibration System Fuel tank not included Muffler and exhaust manifold included Cast iron cylinder for extended life
Average Customer Rating:
3.8 out of 5
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Customer Reviews for Briggs & Stratton Powerbuilt Vertical Engine with Electric Start - 344cc, 1in. x 3 5/32in. Shaft, Model# 215807-3025-G5
Review 1 for Briggs & Stratton Powerbuilt Vertical Engine with Electric Start - 344cc, 1in. x 3 5/32in. Shaft, Model# 215807-3025-G5
Overall Rating:
4 / 5
4 / 5

A good value

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December 2, 2008
By enginetek
from Fort Worth, TX
"This newer, OHV engine from Briggs and Stratton was designed to replace the old flathead, side-valve 10.5hp model. It does its job well. I have one of these, as well as a 9-hp version (basically the same engine) in use at this time. It starts easily with the electric starter, even when cold, and seems to run well. Power is adequate, if not as enduring (torque) as a flathead.
The only problem I have noticed with this engine is a tendency to kick back when starting with the recoil (manual) starter. You must be sure to bring the piston up to TDC on the compression stroke before letting the rope fly. Why? More compresson makes even a new engine want to spring back at times. It's a design issue that's more of an annoyance than a problem. Higher compression helps this engine to run more efficiently; the tradeoff being the starting issue as noted.
Overall, though, I enjoy using, and will continue to use, Briggs and Stratton engines on my equipment. It's hard to argue with my ol' reliable Briggs in use on another piece of equipment. It was set on fire (due to a fuel leak), overheated, has the intake valve seat peened in, has a scored cylinder, and knocks insistently. Yet, it fires right up every time. One puff of smoke, and off it goes. Ready to power through 2 ft of grass once more. I rest my case..."
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