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I Have a Bone To Pick With Briggs

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rs07

Today, I was giving my Allis-Chalmers 917H a good thorough servicing to get it ready for spring. I purchased a hydro transmission oil filter several months ago from my local dealer. It was in a Briggs parts box with Simplicity part # 1650954SM. The hydro transmission filter is the earlier style under the tractor. I removed the old oil filter and dented it up in the process and threw it in the trash. Then went to put the new one on and noticed that threaded nipple on the base was smaller that the threaded opening on the filter. I couldn’t believe it!! Perhaps they put the wrong filter in the box? I don’t know, but it sure didn’t work. Fortunately I happened to have a new old stock Wheel Horse oil filter still on the shelf. Just on a hunch I cross referenced it over and turned out to be the same as part # 1650954. Anyone else have this problem? 

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Chris727

Not with that item specifically but having been a parts man for a number of years, incorrect batches of parts, regardless of brand, do make it into circulation from time to time. 

 

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GregB

Last year I needed a coil for a single briggs.  Bought a new one in briggs box from E-bay supplier, spark plug lead to short.  Bought one from local Simplicity Briggs dealer, when it came in plug wire short again.  Had to take old one back to prove to parts guy it was to sort.  Ended up buying aftermarket supplier coil from Jacks, in MD.  Finally fit like it was supposed to, like OEM should have.

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MrSteele
On 3/25/2019 at 5:32 AM, GregB said:

Last year I needed a coil for a single briggs.  Bought a new one in briggs box from E-bay supplier, spark plug lead to short.  Bought one from local Simplicity Briggs dealer, when it came in plug wire short again.  Had to take old one back to prove to parts guy it was to sort.  Ended up buying aftermarket supplier coil from Jacks, in MD.  Finally fit like it was supposed to, like OEM should have.

Situations such as this is why you keep shrink wrap and a spool of coil wire laying around the shop. I bought an old Stihl a few years ago, parts NLA. I found a coil that would work, but the wire was too short. I added about 4" of new coil wire, soldered to the newer coil wire, then used 2 layers of heat shrink wrap across the joint. Perfect running saw, now. But, I do get the idea that if you are buying new, you want new results

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Chris727

Briggs changed suppliers on coils within the last couple of years and there have been lots of fitment issues and lots of confusion over them. Weird looking plug boots on some also. 

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tadams

I put a new coil in one of my Big Tens, it had an external coil. It ran great for a while then started acting up, pulled engine and had spark not real strong put back together and wouldn'd start. I replaced the coil with a new external coil and it runs great again, I am wondering if the magnet isn't weak.

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