Briggs camshaft


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Old 10-10-18, 07:49 PM
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Briggs camshaft

Anyone come up with a work around for the late model briggs single cyl OHV engines that keep breaking the decompression lever on the cam. Don't want to buy a $40 cam.
 
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Old 10-11-18, 08:26 AM
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I hope someone gets back to you on this one.
I had a DR lawn and leaf vac that this kept happening to on brand new engines.
No joke DR sent me 4 engines and all failed within a day, some no more than 15 min.
Briggs got involved and sent another motor and crankshaft to my local dealer and paid for them to change the crankshaft. (DR uses a 1" shaft instead of 3/4")
It lasted 5 hours and the cheap plastic cam gear once again broke.
Even right out of the box with nothing connected to the shaft they all made a clunking noise when slowly pulling the starter rope.
I ended up buying a cheap aftermarket one from Northern Tool and it's been working great for 2 years.
 
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Old 10-11-18, 08:00 PM
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briggs cam

Its hell when American companies have to buy Jap engines to get something that lasts. Briggs has went so cheap that they have killed themselves.
 
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Old 10-11-18, 10:24 PM
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They just never learn. Why did Clinton engines go belly up? Cheap unreliable motors... nobody wanted one, so they went out. Why did Tecumseh go belly up? Same reason. Now Briggs has decided to play the game. If we want a cheap unreliable engine, China provides those. Briggs needs to maintain that niche in the middle of the road, something decent but not expensive. Not the worst, not commercial grade, just good. If they drop their quality, they will be gone. Chinese engines are already appearing on loads of MTD products.
 
 

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