Is this the same with the I/C series 5hp horizontal shaft industrial engines with the cast iron bores? Coz i have one of these.2 things to watch on the B&S 5 HP - check the oil every time you fill the gas tank. The larger bore valve in block B&S engines tended to burn oil as they ran.
Thank you Andrew The I/C I have is an 80s model with standard equipment electronic ignition. I havent started it in a few years. Thinkin ill probly start it soon tho. Along with my other treasure, my '56 6B S. Last time i ran that engine was about 2 years ago as well, and it ran great when it started and ran, along with my I/C. Im thinkin about building a genset out of that I/C engine. Coz it has plenty of power and torque to run a generator. And Im thinkin it may be just a battery charger genset made out of an alternator to charge batteries, since I dont have a great battery charger.To answer your question on the Briggs IC series engines, yes it is. If it is an older version, it will have points, unless someone has replaced the original set up with an electronic replacement. If you see wires leading under the flywheel, chances are it has points. Some engines do not have the condensation problem, I usually see it in engines that have been run long and hard, during their lifetimes. As for oil consumption, being aluminum block, they tend to expand more and run hotter, even the ones with the iron cylinder liners tend to use oil. The Wisconson engine engines, being all cast iron tend not to use as much oil, but they too do use it. It is always a good idea to check the oil every time you start an engine, no matter what the brand!