Briggs and Stratton 253707

Briggs and Stratton 253707The Briggs and Stratton 253707 is a 399 cc (24.3 cu·in) single-cylinder air-cooled four-stroke internal combustion gasoline engine, manufactured by Briggs and Stratton.

The B&S 253707 engine has an L-head (side valve) design and a vertical PTO shaft. This engine is equipped with float type carburetor and an transistor module ignition system. The B&S 253707 engine used a dual element air cleaner: cartridge and pre-cleaner.

The cylinder bore is 87.30 mm (3.44 in) and the piston stroke is 66.7 mm (2.63 in). This engine produced 11.2 PS (8.2 kW; 11.0 HP) at 3,600 rpm of horsepower.

The breakdown of the engine code is as follows:

  • 25 – Displacement
  • 3 – Basic design series
  • 7 – Vertical PTO-shaft
  • 0 – Plain bearing
  • 7 – Electric starter

General information

Engine Specifications
ModelB&S 253707
Type4-stroke, L-head, single-cylinder
Displacement399 cm 3 (24.3 cu-in)
Max. horsepower11.2 PS (8.2 kW; 11 HP) at 3,600 rpm
Max. torque22.7 N·m (2.3 kg·m, 16.7 ft·lb) at 2,800 rpm
Fuel systemCarburetor
Cooling systemForced-air
Ignition systemTransistor module
Lubricating systemSplash type
Starting systemElectric starter
Fuel usedUnleaded gasoline (octane number 86 or higher)
Fuel tank capacity

Cylinder Block and Head

Cylinder block
Compression ratio:
Bore x Stroke87.3 mm X 66.7 mm (3.44 x 2.63 in)
Sleeve internal diameter87.290-87.310 mm (3.4366-3.4374 in)
Number of piston rings (compression / oil):2 / 1
Ring end gapCompression ring0.89 mm (0.035 in)
Oil ring1.14 mm (0.0449 in)
Connecting rod small end ID20.330-20.370 mm (0.8004-0.802 in)
Piston pin outer diameter20.290-20.310 mm (0.7988-0.7996 in)
Cylinder Head
Valve Arrangement:L-head (sidevalve)

Tightening torque specs

Tightening torque specs
Cylinder Head18.6 Nm; 13.8 ft·lb
Connecting Rod20.9 Nm; 15.5 ft·lb
Flywheel Nut87.8 Nm; 65.0 ft·lb
Crankcase Cover15.8 Nm; 11.7 ft·lb
Fuel Shut-Off Valve8.0 Nm; 5.9 ft·lb
Governor Lever Nut7.0 Nm; 5.2 ft·lb
Spark Plug Torque18.0 Nm; 13.5 ft·lb
Oil Drain Plug20.0 Nm; 14.9 ft·lb

Service Information

Max speed3,600 rpm
Valve clearance
Intake valve clearance0.08-0.13 mm (0.003-0.005 in)
Exhaust valve clearance0.13-0.15 mm (0.005-0.006 in)
Oil system
Oil typeAPI SE, SF or SG
Recommended oil Summer: SAE 30, 10W-30
Winter: SAE 5W-20, 5W-30
Oil capacity (with filter)1.4 L (1.48 US. qt, 1.23 Imp. qt.)
Ignition system
Spark plugChampion: CJ-8 or RJ19LM
Spark plug gap0.7-0.8 mm (0.0276-0.0315 in)
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