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Default Briggs & Stratton specs

"Ed Pawlowski" wrote in message
Does anyone know the allowable shaft play on the B & S engines? It moves
about in and out .020" on mine.

The oil seal is leaking and has to be replaced, but I'm wondering if the
.020 is normal or excessive. There are not many hours on this in the

18 months or so it "should" not be worn yet, but . . . . . .

Briggs & Stratton Intertek 206
6 HP Model 126312 Type 0212

I have a Hayne's manual for small engine repair and it gives some specs but
it doesn't cover the B&S OHV engines (which is what I think you have). On
the old regular lawn mower engines some play is normal and B&S has various
thicknesses of gaskets to get it within tolerance. If the guys at your
local lawnmower shop are friendly they might look it up for you plus they
probably sell some repair manuals.