Old Snowblower

douglas_growDecember 21, 2008

Hi, I have an old snowblower, engine is a Briggs & Stratton. Says Snowbird S241.Anybody know how to tell how old it is? Carb screws keep vibrating off. Don't know much about it. Any advice?

Thanks, Doug

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tomplum

19old! 70's my guess. If look at the Briggs engine #s - the first 2 digits of the code (last set of numbers) will be the year. Depending on which screws come loose, blue locktite and maybe some improved fasteners if necessary to help.

    Bookmark   December 21, 2008 at 8:09PM
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douglas_grow

The code stamped on the engine is 19 digits long. Is there a code on the frame itself? or just on the engine? it just says Briggs & Stratton Snowbird S241.
Thanks again.
Douglas

    Bookmark   December 21, 2008 at 9:50PM
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bill_kapaun

Briggs engines have a Model, Type & Code.
Model will be 5 or 6 digits such as-
90702 or 31P777
Type will be 4 + 2 digits such as-
0123-E1
Code will be 8 digits such as-
YYMMDDzz
YY last 2 digits of the year
MM month from 01-12
DD dai of Month from 01-31
zz assembly line/plant/shift....

    Bookmark   December 22, 2008 at 2:01AM
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