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post #16 of 17 Old 06-15-2015, 09:06 PM
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Re: Which Oil for Briggs & Stratton, and WHY?

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They also say they make quality engines...pfft.
A Vanguard V twin is a quality engine. Kohler makes a cheap line of engine as well as a quality line. Honda makes a cheap quality line of engine as well as good quality and I have heard that Kawasaki, the indisputable quality engine, is coming out with a "box store" quality engine. IF you want quality, you gotta pay for it but most people buy cheap and get it.

I have a neighbor who has been doing custom mowing with an Intek V twin for 6 years and not even had to adjust the valves much to my surprise. The secret is he takes meticulous care of his engine. I expect he changes oil & filter even before suggested. I am going to see if he has an hour meter, I'd like to know how many hours he has on it.

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post #17 of 17 Old 06-15-2015, 09:54 PM
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We could argue the point that Briggs "makes" the vanguard. . Lol
They do put their name on them so I guess. I just subconsciously forget to include them with other Briggs.
I like the L head push mower ones that the epa just made the stop producing. They hadn't cheapened the down enough to cause problems...except maybe for that plastic gas tank.
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