How To Tune-Up Your Briggs & Stratton Lawn Mower Engine

Briggs and Stratton Tune-Up Kits

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Time Needed: 30 minutes

Total Cost: USD 25

Things Needed

- A Tune-Up Kit (air filter, oil, spark plug, fuel stabilizer)
- Oil Drain Pan
- Bravado

Required tools:

- A Flat-Head Screwdriver or 5/16 Nut Driver
- Spark Plug Socket (Usually 13/16 or 5/8)

Consider yourself a do-it-yourselfer? Want to start saving money by tuning up your own lawn mower? Performing these four easy steps in about 30 minutes will accomplish just that. Here's how:

How To Replace Your Dirty Air filter
Step 1: Replace the air filter by removing the air filter cover with a flat-head screwdriver or 5/16 nut-driver . Briggs & Stratton engines use one of three types of air filters: foam, paper, and a combination of foam and paper. Click on the type of filter you have for how-tos on making the switch. Make sure the air filter is installed correctly when retightening the cover screw.
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How To Change Your Push Lawn Mower Engine Oil

Step 2: Check the oil dipstick to make sure it has the correct oil level. Then, change the oil after first warming up the engine about for about 5 minutes. Then tilt the push mower on its side (with dipstick closest to ground) and drain the oil into a container to properly dispose of later. To prevent premature engine wear, change the oil in your engine at least once per season, every 25 hours of use, or what is instructed according to your owners manual. Most mower maintenance kits make it super easy by providing the correct oil for your small engine. You can also purchase oil through participating dealers and retailers. Including Mobile Mower Mechanic Small Engine Repair.

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How To Replace Your Lawn Mower Spark Plug

Step 3: Change out the spark plug by using a 13/16" or 5/8" socket and ratchet. Changing your spark plug is a simple way to aide your lawn mower in reliably starting for you. Spark plugs are usually pre-gapped, so all you need to do is remove and swap the old spark plug with the new one. Pre-made simple-to-use maintenance kits all include the spark plug specifically engineered for your engine to maintain superior performance.

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How To Add An Ethanol Fuel Treatment/Additive To Your Small Engine Gasoline

Step 4: Protect your engine against water, corrossion, gum, and varnish build up in the fuel tank and carburetor by adding a quality and reliable ethanol fuel treatment. Directions are always on the product container and are usually dosed per gallon. Gas degrades and goes stale in as little as 30 days. Add STA-BIL®, SeaFoam, or Ethanol Shield every time you fill your gas can to prevent fuel related engine problems and get your mowing season off to a great start. Use in all your small engines such as Briggs & Stratton, Kohler, Kawasaki, and Honda. Don't Feel Comfortable Doing All This? We make it super easy: Schedule A Future Appointment

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