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Old 08-02-2004, 07:59 PM
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Briggs & Stratton Vanguard vs Intek???

Just curios as to the diferance between the vanguard and the Intek engines any thoughts, and I'm not looking for opinions on other engines. I have Honda, Kawasaki and B&S and they are all good makes. Just like to know the diferance between
the vanguard and Intek thanks.
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Old 08-02-2004, 09:38 PM
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The difference.. Lots. one is made in the US one is made in Japan.. The vanguard ( Japanese ) is a commercial grade engine, the intek for the most part isn't... for more details go to B&S's website.. Lots more there...
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Old 08-02-2004, 11:25 PM
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I've got a 16HP Vanguard V-Twin on a mower that I bought new in 1993 and it is still on the trailer every single day and gets uses about 20 hours every week and it has never, ever missed a beat.
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Old 08-02-2004, 11:27 PM
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I run both engines. Txlawnking is right. There is a big difference.The Vanguard is a very durable commercial grade engine. The Intek is made by B&S and is a pretty good engine but they tend to smoke on startup. They say that is normal. I have never had to make any adjustments to the Vanguard but have to make occaisional valve adjustments to the Intek when it gets hard to start. I used to be a big Kohler fan but these 2 engines have been very durable.
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Old 08-03-2004, 09:25 AM
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Thanks for the input guys. Have not seen to many vanguard motors down hear more Intek as far as B&S goes and of course
Honda, Kawasaki, Kohler. Just got to keep that maintenance up
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Ariens 1640'
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Kawasaki 27c trimmer
Kawasaki 37c trimmer
weedeater 37c edge trimmer
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Tallon 37c chainsaw 14'
Gmc hedge hog trimmer 16'
and more hand tools than I can list.


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