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My neighbor knows somebody who was able to get me a carburetor for a 10hp 243431 at wholesale cost from a distributor in Albany, NY for $100.00. Normal retail cost is $154.00> He told me the guy said Briggs is planning on discontinuing it next year due to EPA regulations. Anyone one know if this is true? If it is order one now from your Briggs dealer.

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First, the $100.00 for the carburetor is a real good price! What is the name of this distributor. I live about 30 miles South of Albany, NY. Second, he may be right about discontinuing the carburetor. Sadly, as time goes on, parts for these rugged old cast-iron block single cylinders are gonna be hard to find and very pricey when you do find them.

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All I know is that this is a friend of friend type deal. The guy who is getting the carb owes my neighbor a favor, and his other friend owes him a favor. From what I hear the guy is a dealer that's why he is getting it for a wholesale price. He thinks it's for my neighbors tractor otherwise I wouldn't have gotten it for that price. I don't know the name of the distributor either.

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