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Vanguard Tips & Troubleshooting

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Adjusting the Carburetor | Vanguard Engines FAQ

A big part of ensuring a smooth-running engine is keeping your carburetor and linkages clean and well adjusted. Read More »

Advanced Small Engine Repair | Vanguard Engines FAQ

The systems and techniques in this section are more complex than those described in our Basic Problem Solving Tips FAQ. But they're well within your reach if you have some basic repair projects under you belt. The same basic principles apply. Read More »

Becoming a Briggs & Stratton Authorized Dealer | Vanguard Engines FAQ

Briggs & Stratton does not sign up dealerships directly from our factory, but rather through our CSSDs. Read More »

Briggs And Stratton Engine Identification | Vanguard Engines FAQ

The Model, Type and Code numbers, stamped directly into the engine, are used to identify our engines. Engines used in lawnmower applications usually have these numbers stamped into the blower housing, muffler heat shield or a few inches above the spark plug. Read More »

Determining Part Numbers | Vanguard Engines FAQ

Your Vanguard engine part numbers can be found in your engine's Illustrated Parts Lists (IPL). In order to download and view the correct Illustrated Parts List and determine the correct part numbers for your specific engine Read More »

Does Briggs & Stratton Offer a Toll Free Number? | Vanguard Engines FAQ

For Vanguard engine questions, please call our Answer Center at 1-800-999-9333. Service locations and frequently asked questions are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Read More »

Electrical Schematic & Wiring Diagrams | Vanguard Engines FAQ

Briggs & Stratton supplies electrical components pertaining to the engine only. In addition to wiring diagrams, Alternator Identification information, Alternator Specifications, and procedures for the replacement of an older Briggs & Stratton engine Read More »

Engine Problem Solving Tips | Vanguard Engines FAQ

Many engine performance problems can be linked to maintenance issues such as stale fuel, dirty air filter, fouled spark plug, and deteriorated oil. Read More »

Fuel Recommendations | Vanguard Engines FAQ

All 4 stroke cycle spark ignited engines. Fuel must meet these requirements. Read More »

Global Three-Year Vanguard Limited Warranty | Vanguard Engines FAQ

With the announcement of the new Vanguard Engine Limited Warranty (PDF), Briggs & Stratton becomes the only manufacturer of small, commercial engines to offer a three-year limited warranty on a global scale for a full horsepower range. Read More »