Small Engines (Lawn Mowers, etc.)/Briggs & Stratton 4hp

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Got a engine here with a cracked engine block.
Was wondering if I could just buy a new block and where I could get one?
The piston, crankshaft, cogs, etc... are all in good condition so I just need the raw material to put all these parts back into and have a decent running mower again.

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You can purchase just the block/cylinder from Briggs and Stratton.  You will need you engine model, type and code number.  The address below should take you to a page that describes how to find your engine information.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiL1P3DsPTNAhXCWCYKHQDrBZkQFggfMAA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.briggsandstratton.com%2Fna%2Fen_us%2Fsupport%2Fneed-help.html&usg=AFQjCNGh06hxYgrNBR4fBlV7lDfWU7ugCw&bvm=bv.127178174,d.eWE

It may be cheaper to just buy another engine or mower as the block can be pricey.  Make sure you consider your options based on cost.

Eric

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Eric A. Jones

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Lawnmower Repair . Certified Master Service Technician from B&S. Have 23 years experience on B&S, Lawn Chief, Weed Eater, Echo, Peerless, Wheel Horse, Snapper, Atlas, MTD, McCulloch, Homelite and many other numerous brands. Specialize in electrical repair.

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Born and raised in the midwest. Started tinkering with engines when I was about 14 on my Suzuki RM-80. I began lawn mower repair at a small hardware store. I knew absolutely nothing. I read lots of repair manuals and met an older fellow who taught me many lessons. I continued working on small engines through high school and paid my way through college working on mowers at the same hardware store. Decided to get away from the midwest and mower repair so I joined the Air Force. I repaired air traffic control electronic equipment and ended up in Hawaii where I got a part time job at Small Engine Clinic. I gained a lot of experience from the Small Engine Clinic and had a blast repairing small engines. I then took the Briggs and Stratton Master Service Technician test and earned my MST. I then traveled to Wisconsin where I attended the factory update training seminar and received formal training. Continued working on mowers part time as I completed 20 years of military. Retired from the military on a Friday and continued in the lawn and garden industry the next Monday.

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MAS Aerospace Operations BA Mathematics AAS Electronic Communications AAS Electronic Technology

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