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I have a briggs&stratton 171/2hp silver edition engine i

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I have a briggs&stratton 171/2hp silver edition engine i need to know the intake&exhust valve clearance should be. Thank you
JA: Can you guesstimate how old the engine is? And has it done anything like this in the past?
Customer: I bough the mower in 2011 from Sears. The model no. Is 31c707 type is 3346 g6 code 110518za
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: No
Submitted: 25 days ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 25 days ago.

Hi my name is ***** ***** welcome to Just Answer.

Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 25 days ago.

The intake valve clearance is .003 / .005 and the exhaust clearance is .005 /.007

Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 25 days ago.

With the briggs engines alot of ppl bring the piston to tdc and adjust the valves but you should go 1/4" past tdc

Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 20 days ago.

Hi just seeing if you got the valves properly adjusted, please let me know either way , thanks


Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 10 days ago.

Hi , did you get the valves adjusted ?