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Oil Filter Cover-Plate

There is a cover-plate where the oil filter would usually be installed. Can I remove this plate and install a filter?

Briggs & Stratton does not recommend the addition of an oil filter to an engine that wasn't originally equipped with one. A special factory-installed mounting nipple is required to accept an oil filter. The process for attaching the mounting nipple cannot be duplicated in the field, therefore, it is impossible to add an oil filter post-production.

If you need any further assistance you may consider contacting your local Briggs & Stratton Authorized Dealer. This Service Dealer has all the information relating to Briggs & Stratton warranty information, engines, short blocks, parts, prices, service, specifications, proper fit, etc. To find our "Best-of-Class" dealerships, look for our Master Sales & Service Dealers (MSSD).

For your convenience, we offer three easy ways to locate your nearest Briggs & Stratton Authorized Dealers:

  • Use our website's Service Center Locator.

  • Visit www.yellowpages.com and enter "Lawn Mowers" or "Engines-Gasoline" in the Category search field and your Postal Code in the Location search field.

  • Call the Briggs & Stratton Automated Hotline at (800) 444-7774. This hotline is available 24 hours a day / 7 days a week and features voice recognition technology to assist you in finding the Briggs & Stratton Authorized Dealers in your area. Automated maintenance tips, product information, and FAQs are also offered through voice activated menus.

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