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Briggs and Stratton 8R6 Timing


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Old 01-14-2012, 07:40:50 PM
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Default Briggs and Stratton 8R6 Timing

I have an 8R6 engine, with the 6:1 reducer from the factory. I put a set of rings in it and at the time of disassembly, I didn't realize that I could not see the timing marks! I can see the dash on the cam gear, but not on the gear on the crankshaft. Any suggestions on how to properly time it??
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Default Re: Briggs 8R6 Timing

Look closely at the crankshaft gear. There should be some sort of a mark on one of the teeth. Sometimes a slight bevel was put on a tooth by the factory. If memory serves me correctly, the timing mark on the cam gear would be at the base of two teeth; usually a dot stamped into the gear face.

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Default Re: Briggs 8R6 Timing

There were no marks to be found on the teeth. I did find a dash on the crankshaft itself, which I lined up with the timing mark on the cam gear. I put it together like that and it seems to be right when I spin the motor over. So we will see!
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