Camshaft & Crankshaft Timing Marks On 8Hp Briggs & Stratton Engine

In this short video I show you the camshaft and crankshaft timing marks. It is very important to follow this procedure when reassembling your engine.

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32 Replies to “Camshaft & Crankshaft Timing Marks On 8Hp Briggs & Stratton Engine”

  1. Thanks, I'm not sure if I can figure this out, wish u could come down to the Swamps and help me figure it out, lol  I'll keep looking till I am sure I can do it. Mine is on an old 1980's snapper mower.

  2. I just wanted to ask a quick question, I am working on a very old tiller It was from the 1980's Thats most what I know but I am wanting to know does it matter if I line up the Dots on the Govenor?  It has weels that can be moved using a lever and the moter pulls the wheels but then theres a other belt that is hook to the engine its for the tiller blades it has this options, Fast and Slow Lever, A lever to make it go back or forward, A option to make the blades turn. I can't find the model number has its rusted. It runs smooth has long the gas is on fast and when I add in the air fillter it seems has it smothering it out of air. When I remove air fillter it runs fine. Any one know what I should do? I try to upload a image of the tiller and showing you all what it loooks like hoping someone can help me 😛 I have spent 2 weeks now fixing this I just got a chance to take the hole thing apart today.

  3. I think the two that I have with no bearings are at least 25 from an on snapper , one may be over thirty, it was running a road sander and the salt has ate up all the tin so there are no numbers on it

  4. i've heard you can use a simple multimeter to work out an engines timing/ RPM, is this true and would you be able to do a video explaining how? thanks, great channel!!

  5. Hey Dony
    I'm working on an 11 hp 30 year old briggs and I noticed, the connecting rod was loose side to side on the crankshaft, it wasn't however loose on the crankshaft to where you could twist/move up and down on it though. What is your opinion on what I should do

  6. I took the guts out of a quantum with 2 broken hg bolts and put in a quantum with a bent crank and for the first few minutes after I started it the first time it ran like the carb was out then it just straightened out and sounds perfect any ideas don .

  7. Hi Donny, thanks for the very helpful videos. I have a chainsaw that gets all covered in sawdust every time I use it,can you make a video to show me what I am doing wrong?
    thanks buddy

  8. I own a Roper 1976 tiller with a 8 HP B&S, it has a female threaded mount on the output side that is for the bolt that holds the belt guard. Do all B&S 8HP have this mount or are there some variants? I appreciate any help on this because I either need to rebuild it or buy a new motor.

  9. Do you know anything about replacing a governor spring. I bought one from sears for a 5hp briggs with pulse jet carb. I also got one from ebay and there a little different. Both sellers say the part was looked up thru Briggs catalog. The orig spring broke and only 1/2 was left . Ever found parts from 2 different places with the same part # was different . Any idea on how to get the right spring?

  10. Hi Dony, my started my muarry mower for the first time this season. It started up, but won't move. The gear shift is stiff to move, but I can see the drive belt moving. Could it be a clutch or transmission issue?

  11. Dony, I notice with a lot of your jobs you do a lot of bending. Have you ever thought of getting yourself a scissor lift style work platform. That way you can adjust it to a height that best suits your needs and you are always working at the ideal height and not having to strain your back.

  12. its the little tips like that which can save you a whole lot of problems, believe me i found out the hard way. great tip to pass on ,i wish it would of came out two weeks earlier but live and learn ay donyboy . that is why your channel is so important to us dony, thanks for making the effort.

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