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Old Snowblower

Posted by douglas_grow Washington (My Page) on
Sun, Dec 21, 08 at 19:35

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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RE: Old Snowblower

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.


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RE: Old Snowblower

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


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RE: Old Snowblower

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....


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