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BRIGGS ENGINE REPLACE THE POINTS - Briggs & Stratton Garden

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  • panilling9
    panilling9 May 11, 2010

    must be an older engine



    Usually you replace points and condenser as combo

    dont know what you have but most points are located under the flywheel and under another cap after fly wheel is removed set at .020



    need more engine info model,type, code to further assist

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