who thinks which engine is better: Briggs & Stratton or, the challenger, Tecumseh my rider has a briggs 7 hp engine that is over 20 years old. my grandfathers rider has an 8 hp tecumseh engine, which isnt even 10 years old. it has screwed up more than my old 20 year old briggs has. thats how much more reliable briggs & stratton is over tecumseh. anybody on my side? i hope im not offending anybody who uses tecumseh engines. i apoligize if i am.