Please help with Briggs engine

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by tpsball, Jul 5, 2005.

  1. tpsball

    tpsball LawnSite Member
    from ny
    Posts: 1

    I have a briggs 20 hp v-twin vanguard model #351777, type 1044e2. I was changing the oil and totally broke the base where the oil plug is. There is a 4" metal nipple that screws into the base for easy oil removal and somehow that broke at the threads and wiped out the base. No way to thread the nipple back into the base. Anybody have any suggestions where to find a new or used base for this engine? or part # thanks
  2. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,964

    Man, I wish I could help. There'll be a mechanic that sees this and will help. I just wanted to add, this is the reason I keep basket case engines around. You wouldn't believe how many times they've saved my butt.
    I had a friend who broke a part on his car engine that was under high torgue, just a small corner. He had to replace the block. I hope there's a simpler answer for you.
  3. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,023

    Well the part# for a new sump is 808846 and it comes as a kit with the gasket and crank seal and a couple other parts. Really don't know if you will find a used replacement but, Good Luck !

    Btw, Always put a small pipe wrench on the pipe before removing the cap.
  4. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    Just got to work and checked the price on the sump kit, Suggested list is 104. and change !
  5. riches139

    riches139 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 369

    After cleaning it real well, I guess you could try cementing it back in with JB Weld.

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