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How to Find Your Engine Model & Type Number


The most important pieces of information you need when searching for a new replacement engine or parts is the brand name & manufacturer of your product, and its specific model/type information. Once you have this information, you can either search our website yourself or have a Product Pro find it for you. 


Please keep in mind that small engines and the equipment they power have two separate sets of model information. If you're looking for a replacement engine or a part for your engine, you will need to pull the model information directly from the engine itself. If you are looking for a replacement part for your power equipment, like a new throttle cable or steering wheel, you will need to pull the model information directly from equipment, not the engine.


Below are instructions on where to locate the model information for each major engine brand. Click on the link below the logo of your engine brand below to go directly to that section.

Briggs & Stratton Engines

Knowing the model and type number of your Briggs & Stratton engine will make it easy to order a replacement engine or repair parts online from Product Pro. The location of the 5 to 6 digit Model Number and 6 digit Type Number varies by engine series. On some models the numbers are stamped directly into the metal on the engine and on some newer models the numbers can be found on a sticker attached to the engine. See examples below:

Briggs & Stratton Push Mower Engines

Above the Spark Plug

Tools you may need: Flashlight, 1/4" or 5/16" socket or screwdriver

On the Front of the Engine

Stamped on metal plate in between the overhead valve cover (OHV) and the air filter

Above the Muffler

Stamped on metal plate in between the overhead valve cover (OHV) and the air filter

Briggs & Stratton Riding Mower Engines

On the valve cover

Stamped on metal plate on the overhead valve (OHV) cover

Tools you may need: Flashlight

On the aluminum tag

Located on top of the blower housing righ next to the rotating screen

Tools you may need: Flashlight

Briggs & Stratton Snow Blower Engines

Label by the starter label

Located on top of the blower housing right next to the rotating screen

Tools you may need: Flashlight

On the cylinder shield

Stamped into the side of the engine

Tools you may need: Flashlight

On the metal shield

Stamped into the shield below the muffler

Tools you may need: Flashlight

On the cylinder shield

Stamped on the left side of the overhead valve (OHV) cover

Tools you may need: Flashlight

Other Briggs & Stratton Engines

Above the starter

Metal tag directly above the rewind starter

Tools you may need: Flashlight

Label on the fuel tank

Label on the side of the fuel tank

Tools you may need: Flashlight

On the metal cover

Stamped directly into the metal near the spark plug

Tools you may need: Flashlight

On the valve cover

Stamped on the left side of the overhead valve (OHV) cover

Tools you may need: Flashlight

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Honda Engines

To find the Honda model number, look for a model number sticker on the engine.

All Honda engines model numbers start with the letter "G," such as "G100", "GX610", or "GXV160." This is the base engine model. The engine model and serial number should be adequate for most of your needs.

Finding the Honda Engine Type Code

To find the model number, look for a model number sticker on the engine.

The engine type code is stamped into the side of the engine, usually close to the serial number.

Engine type codes may be up to 4 characters. If a code is less than 4 characters, you may see asterisks as placeholders (i.e. an engine stamped with QX** is a QX type engine.)

Finding the Honda Engine Serial Number

The engine serial number is stamped into the side of the engine. All Honda engine serial numbers have a 4 or 5 letter prefix followed by a 7 digit number.

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Kawasaki Engines

The model number and serial number label is located on your Kawasaki Engine. The CODE number above the barcode is made of the model and the spec number. The first number refers to the model number and the second number refers to the spec number.

The E/NO number under the barcode refers to the serial number.


Example

Model Number: FS730V

Spec Number: B500

Serial Number: FS730VA00429




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Kohler Engines

Kohler engines identification numbers include a model, serial, and a specification number.

Kohler Vertical Engines

Model Number and Serial Number Location

The model number, serial number, and specification code on a vertical engine are located on a silver decal attached to the blower housing on the side of the engine cover.

Kohler Horizontal Engines

Model Number and Serial Number Location

The model number, serial number, and specification code on a vertical engine are located on a silver decal attached to the blower housing on the side of the engine cover.

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LCT Engines

The first two lines of an engine’s number is the model number. It is alphanumeric and engraved on the side of the block to the right of the recoil. The third line is alphanumeric and is also the serial number.

LCT Serial Number Definition

The engine serial number consists of 11 to 12 alphanumeric characters (example: 08 60H 02 03611)


First two digits = year produced

Next two to three digits = year produced

Next two to three digits = engine horsepower

Next two digits = months produced

Last five digits = sequence number of engine

Definition of example: This engine is the 3611th 6hp engine produced in February of 2008

NOTE: Refer to Engine Model number system for correct model number breakdown

NOTE: The LCT Engine Model and Serial Number Systems is subject to be changed or edited at any time.




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Subaru Engines

How to Find Your Specification Label

Subaru engines are identified by MODEL, SPECIFICATION, and CODE NUMBER. For each model there may be many different versions called specifications. Each specification will be unique in some way. The difference may only be the paint color or it may have a different type of PTO or some other significant difference.


In order the identify the correct service part number, it is important to confirm the specification and code numbers for your engine. The specification and code number together are known as the PRODUCT NUMBER.


All Subaru 4 cycle engines have a Product Number label similar to the labels illustrated below.



The Product Number Label has a 15 digit alphanumeric string that consists of the SPECIFICATION (SPEC) number (11 digits) and the CODE number (four digits). Please note the illustration below:

Where to Find Your Specification Label

EX Series

Overhead Cam (OHC) 4.3 - 14 HP

SP Series

Overhead Cam (OHC) 5.7 - 7 HP

V-Twin Series

EH63, EH63V, EH64, EH65, EH65V, EH72 18- 28 HP

EA Series

Vertical Shaft (OHC) 4.5- 5.5 HP

SX Snow Power Series

Overhead Cam (OHC) 5.7 9.5 HP



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