Rated 4 out of 5
from good but I have a 24 hp in a Husqvarna it is a good engine but the spout to drain the oil leeks you can see it is cracked so I need to add oil every 3 hrs or so
Date published: 2014-05-18
Rated 1 out of 5
from this engine has design problems Have approx. 400 hrs of well serviced use on this engine. At this point had to replace an entire head due to valve guide pushing out and causing push rods to bend (2 sets). Techs at Briggs and Stratton tried to help but who would have thought that the guides pushed out of the head. Thought it was a freak thing but 20 hrs. later the other head did the same thing. Last one of these engines I will buy.
Date published: 2012-04-05
Rated 1 out of 5
from Briggs & Stratton Intek Vertical OHV Engine faulty I do not want to seem to be over-reacting, but I feel that there is a major flaw in the Briggs & Stratton Intek Vertical OHV Engine. I have used this engine exactly three times, and upon the fourth, it would not start. Inspection revealed gas in the oil, excessive fuel in the spark plug chamber, and an inability to start. This engine replaced the original engine in my craftsman mower, which had previously blown up while I was mowing. I have since taken it to an authorized service dealer, who told me that he could not find anything wrong with the mower. Furthermore, he consulted with a Briggs and Stratton representative, who also could not find anything wrong. Their solution was to flush my fuel and oil system, then remove my fuel pump from the mower, thus rendering it a gravity-fed fuel system. Now my mower will start; however, it will mow for only two minutes then dies, sputtering in it's death throes. I am so extremely dissatisfied with this engine, as well as the previous Briggs and Stratton 19.5 HP engine. I cannot caution future buyers enough in regards to this product. I believe that this engine was manufactured to be eco-friendly and pleasurable to ride, but it is NOT A DEPENDABLE lawnmower engine.
Date published: 2012-05-05
Rated 2 out of 5
from Charging Problem This engine is on a Ferris Zero-Turn I have put 21 hours on since 6/12. I have had it fail to start twice, at about 10 hour intervals. Both times it was determined the voltage regulator failed to charge the battery. I do not know how this will end, but hopefully the next voltage regulator will function correctly. I have very little confidence in mechanics being able to identify definitively the sources of electrical problems. It is hard to believe I am the only one who has had regulator issues, and even more unbelievable it has happened twice.
Date published: 2012-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5
from great engine I'm on my seventh season with this engine. I use it year around, mowing and plowing snow with my John Deere tractor. I've never had a bit of trouble with this engine. It starts right up in the coldest weather as well as the hottest weather. Currently I have over 300 trouble free hours.
Date published: 2012-06-03
Rated 3 out of 5
from Good engine initially, but after two or three years it has issues. I like the engine in my riding mower. However, all at once I lost power and the thing would either go wide open (full throttle) or barely idle.Had to take it to a small engine shop and learned that this type engine has a history of issues with the governor breaking due to poor materials. While the parts are cheap to buy, the engine has to be pulled and dismantled in order to repair it. The whole issue costs a few hundred dollars and the issue occurrs even though the machine has been well serviced. I would gladly recommend this engine without any reservations if it wasn't for the cheap governor which could easily lead to a blown and completely ruined engine.
Date published: 2011-11-01
Rated 1 out of 5
from This is the worst engine I ever owned The engine came on a Craftsman mower. Craftsman is the only brand mower I have owned and have owned 4 including this one. Never any problems with engines. The engine has not been abused in anyway and did not last 100 hours. Please don't waste your money on the 21 hp briggs.
Date published: 2012-08-28
Rated 4 out of 5
from Overall good engine I purchased a 2010 Craftsman YT 3000 yard tractor with this engine. Runs excellent as all Briggs & Stratton engines do. However, I think this engine is a bit under powered for the 46" Craftsman mowing deck, as it seems to bog slightly when mowing high grass. This engine would perform better on tractors with 42", or smaller decks. Which is surprising considering that the Craftsman YT 3000 actually only mows at 44", even though it is sold as a "46" inch deck. Also, good luck finding the part number for the replacement oil filter. It isn't listed in any of the manuals, parts grids, or anywhere on the Internet. When I changed the oil for the first time, I had to first remove the filter to get the part number, because the part number was unreadable until the filter was removed. After talking to someone at Tractor Supply, there are only two filters available for these Briggs & Stratton engines, and this one uses 696854.
Date published: 2012-05-07