The storage of the mower with original Briggs & Stratton spare parts at the beginning and in the middle of the cutting season is an important ritual that serves to make the engine last longer, to reduce emissions, to facilitate easier starting and to save time and money in future repairs.
The steps are very simple. Remember to remove the spark plug before performing any operation on the engine.
Change the air filter
The air filter is used to prevent dust and other particles from entering the engine. Replacing the filter allows the engine to remain efficient and start constantly and effortlessly. Briggs & Stratton engines allow you to change the air filter with quick and easy operations.
Open the housing cover, remove the old filter and replace it with the new one.
Replace the oil regularly
With regular use of the engine, the oil heats up and the heat causes it to degrade and sludge (slime sediment). In addition, over time, debris from combustion and from outside accumulate. This is why it is important to replace the oil regularly, every 25 hours of use to ensure correct engine lubrication and obtain optimal performance.
The Briggs & Stratton oil suction pump kit allows you to remove the oil quickly and without getting dirty, then pour the new one and check the level with the rod.
Change the candle
Replacing the spark plug at the beginning of the season makes starting the engine easier and faster and avoids ignition problems. All Briggs & Stratton machines are equipped with the tool to remove the old spark plug and fit the new one.
Renew the fuel and add the stabilizer
After 30 days the gasoline becomes stale, rubbery build-ups form and it becomes aggressive and can cause corrosion of the metal parts of the engine. In addition to the frequent renewal of gasoline, the Fuel Fit additive allows you to keep it fresh. It is also important that gasoline is stored in a cool place, away from sunlight and especially in special approved cans, designed precisely to not transfer substances to petrol by altering it.
Sharpen the blades
Keeping the mower's blades sharp ensures a better cut, preventing the grass from being damaged during mowing and thus preventing the lawn from being exposed to diseases and insect attacks. A sharp blade guarantees a uniform and clean cut.