Nearly all the old Briggs engines we have had around the place had no dipstick. Just pull the screw in plug and look to see if it's full or not.
Do NOT remove/use the white plug to fill the engine with oil. The white plug is only there to take the place of a dipstick tube.
Either of the yellow oil fills may be used to fill the engine with oil as they both lead to crankcase. Add oil until it reaches the top threads of the oil fill hole.
I have an 8 hp B&S verticle in a cub cadet 282 hydro (1982) and it has no dipstick either. Some of the models do some dont have them. My other 8 Hp B&S on a JD R72 I belive, has a dipstick and both engines look almost the same.I know what you guys are talking about, Normally on smaller hp engines, on push mowers and such...I'm talking about 8 hp vert shalf. typically on a LT or RER. I have 3 Briggs 8hp engines, 2 verts and one horz, i rebuilt not long ago, dated back to 73'-77' sitting on a shelf, all have dipsticks.
Yes Sir they sure did, my dad bought a rototiller from Mongomery Wards back in the day (about 76) and his had a 8 horse Briggs on it and it had no dipstick.Ok i have to get something clear here.
Someone came in today, older fella, and asked how much oil should a older 8 hp Briggs take. I told him, normally a full qt. his reply: oh yeah..really?! Mine:.....yeah...really!! He said....he thought it should only get a half a qt. Becaaause..now get this....he drained the oil, and then poured it into a empty qt....and said it read a 1/2 qt. so he figure thats how much oil it needed. I probably had the "stupid" look on my face:fing20:. First time i have ever heard that, so it took me by suprise. So i suggested checking the oil level by using the.....Dipstick? He told me...the engine never came with one... I told him it has to have one, if it doesn't, check the dipstick tube, because some dipsticks have a screw holding it on the cap, and i've seen these come loose. he said it was clear.... I'm i wrong here? did Briggs make an engine without a dipstick?
http://www.briggsandstratton.com/en... on my engine - Why is there no dipstick.aspxNow the part i don't understand from Briggs is, why make some models (8 hp verts and horz for example) came with a dipstick, and then some without...like i mentioned before, i have rebuilt engines from the 70's at my shop, and all of them have dipsticks, and some made around the same time came without.. doesn't make much sense considering they are both on typical RERs and on LTs .
Many of our engines include dipstick assemblies. However, for certain applications, an equipment manufacturer may order an engine without one. There are several reasons why a dipstick is not included with your engine (ex. dipstick does not physically fit or is in the way of equipment).
My B-10 (cast iron 23D Briggs) has no dipstick.Both myy 8hp and 10hp Cast Iron B&S in my Allis Chalmers have Dipsticks located on the output end of the engine.
Terrible photo but the Dip stick unscrews from just inside the rear end of the Generator.
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