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Valve lash on Briggs
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Sned    Posted 02-21-2002 at 08:18:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Anyone know the valve lash clearences on a Briggs 5 horse? I think it's .010 intake/ .015 exhaust but not certain. Been many moons.

Tom A    Posted 02-21-2002 at 13:08:24       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I've got an old service manual that I use...lists clearances by aluminum vs cast iron cylinder and engine model-series number.

Ranges runs from .007-.009 max clearance, .005-.007 min clearance for intake valves; .011-.019 max and .009-.017 min for exhaust. I don't know what models are what by the numbers, with the exception of some of the cast iron ones might correspond to HP, but might not.

If you've got a model number and type of cylinder, and it is in my book I'll tell you what the actual measures are supposed to be.


Sned    Posted 02-21-2002 at 17:28:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hello Tom A.,
The Model is 130202
Thank you very much for this! I have searched high and low for these clearences. I ground the valves on this little engine tonight at 45 degrees ex. and 30 degrees int. will do the seats tomorrow at 44 and 29 degrees. I am lucky to have access to this equipment...just no book.
Thanks again!

Tom A    Posted 02-22-2002 at 09:35:19       [Reply]  [Send Email]

according to the B&S book, the 130000-series engine should have the following valve clearances:

Intake: .005 - .007 (inches)
Exhaust: .009 - .011 (inches)

Glad to help!

Sned    Posted 02-22-2002 at 13:37:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks a million Tom!

Ollie    Posted 07-30-2007 at 19:40:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I sure would appreciate it if someone could tell me what the intake and exhaust valve lash should be on my 16 1/2 hp OHV engine. It is not in my book and I can't find it on the internet anywhere. I have my engine back together and and ready to set the valves before I start it. many thanks to anyone who can help me. It is an industrial engine on a Craftsman 42 inch cut riding mower. Thank you, Oliver Worley

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