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Review of "How to repair Briggs & Stratton Engines"
on 22 April 2009
This book is fine if you want to get a very high level overview of the engines. However, it's appeal is likely to be limited to a very small audience indeed. For those with good existing mechanical knowledge, it adds no real value on top of what you already know. For those who are new to engines and particularly this type of engine, it doesn't provide sufficient detail or step by step instructions to do anything other than the most basic tasks.
Whilst the front cover looks fairly modern, the contents appear to be a bit out of date and some of the part numbers have since changed (which doesn't help when you're trying to buy replacements). Photos would also be more helpful than the large number of drawings which appear in the book.
There are also so many different variants of B&S engines, that you'd be better off saving your pennies and buying the relevant instruction / repair manual for your particular B&S engine, which are readily available from reputable B&S parts dealers.
In short, don't bother with this one unless you're trying to build the definitive collection of books on Briggs & Stratton engines.