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. Start Type Electric w/recoil backup, Oil Capacity qt. 1.5 48 oz., Throttle Control Remote, Shaft Length in. 3 5/32, Dimensions L x W x H in. 18 x 15 1/2 x 12 1/2, Governor System Mechanical, Application Riding lawn mowers, lawn tractors, Lubrication System Splash, Shaft Rotation From PTO Shaft Side Counterclockwise, Bore x Stroke in. 3.44 x 2.26, Max. RPM 3,600, Bearing Type Plain, Air Cleaner Type Dual element, Carburetor Float, Muffler Included Yes, Shaft Output Vertical, Cylinder Bore Cast iron, Shaft End Tapped Diameter in./Threads per inch 7/16-20, Fuel Tank Not included, Engine Type Power built OHV, Cooling System Air cooled, Low Oil Alert No, Cylinders qty. 1, Shaft Diameter in. 1, Engine Displacement cc 344, Bolt Circle in. 10, Ignition System Electronic, Fuel Type Gasoline. 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
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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
A good value
December 2, 2008
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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