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How to indetify this engine?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by vball2116, Feb 9, 2005.

  1. vball2116

    vball2116 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 54

    Hey everyone I have an older model 21' lawnmower that I got from a garage that my uncle works at. It runs well but all it needs is an air filter. I am not sure on what air filter to buy. The engine is a Briggs & Stratton3.5 HP Max. Also on the top of the motor is says Magnetron. Now there is no name of the deck of the mower, but its red and i have the model numbers on it. The model number is 2135-1001, the code is 7132 and the serial number is 610911. Now I don't think that information is needed for an air filter, but is there any way to check for the engine number or I can identify what the name of the mower is called? I will appreciate any info.

  2. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,190

    Take you filter and go to Home Depot..and get one as close as possible and just modify it to fit.
  3. vball2116

    vball2116 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 54

    I would take it somewhere but it came with no air filter at all.

  4. lwcmattlifter

    lwcmattlifter LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Posts: 859

    Take the filter housing off and take that with you.
  5. bobcat2003

    bobcat2003 LawnSite Member
    from alabama
    Posts: 6

    I will look up yoour numbers at the shop tomorrow and let you know.
  6. vball2116

    vball2116 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 54

    Hey bobcat, thanks for looking it up for me I really appreciate you going out of your way for me.

  7. GetSomeGOJO

    GetSomeGOJO LawnSite Member
    Posts: 47

    Briggs and Straton is a great Co. to deal with. Every Briggs engine is easily ID'd by serial number/series type ect. Contact a local small engine service from time to time with a serial number and an authorized Briggs dealer will undoubtedly be able to tell you exactly what you need. I'm always amazed at what they can do with even partial serial numbers.
  8. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,920

  9. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    Can you go back and check these numbers again and make sure you are taking the numbers off of the engine and not the mower. You should have a model (5 or 6 digits), type (4 digits a dash and then 2 digits) and code (8 digits). None of these numbers are making any sense.
  10. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,062

    On the engine itself, there will be a set of numbers:


    That will provide anything you need. You may even be able to plug those numbers at the Briggs website and print off a full parts breakdown from PDF files.

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