Intek Consumer Engines"Innovative OHV performance technology"
With the new Millenium, the engineers at Briggs & Stratton felt it was time to come up with a new generation of engines called Intek for the lawn and garden industry. These engines lead the field in innovative design and borrow technologies from their older brothers, the world class Vanguard engines. Horizontal single cylinder overhead valve engines, rated at 5.5 to 11 hp with a 30° slant. Vertical models come in 6.5 to 17.5 hp single cylinder and 90° V-twin vertical overhead valve engines with full pressure lube and oil filter, rated from 22 to 26 hp. These are just a few of the new design features available to the consumer lawn and garden equipment market using the new Briggs & Stratton Intek engines.
These engines were designed toward meeting the strict EPA rules which took effect in the year 2001. Many of the things that we had in the past, such as adjustable carburetors, are now gone. These engines run learner and cleaner than anything before and it will become very important for the equipment owner to keep fresh fuel in these units. With smaller fixed jets and precision metering, stale fuel problems will cause erratic engine running or no starts. With proper maintenance their simple design should give years of trouble free service. The Intek engines come in six design names in the single cylinder models and for now, one in the V-twin.
In the single cylinder line all ELS engines are pressure lubed and the horizontal engines all have splash lube systems. Additionally, some vertical Inteks have pressure lube and filter. The upper DU bearing used in all but the entry level units is replaceable and self lubricating. All Intek engines use the latest overhead valve technology to get the most power and efficiency from each engine. Hopefully, this gives you some insight into this new engine line.
For more information, visit the Briggs & Stratton company website or the Briggs & Stratton Commercial Power company website. Stop by our WebStore if you are interested in purchasing some parts for your Briggs & Stratton Intek.
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