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Ariens with Briggs 342 cc

Hi everyone. I just see that briggs and straton has discontuned the 1650 342cc series of motor.
My ariens had this engine.

Did i need to worries about spare part for this engine ?
Did the compagny will produce part for this engine lonf time even though it's stop maid this engine? ( enigne was made in usa and now engine are made in china).

I thinking of buying spare part like carburator for assurence.

thanks for your opinion.

Peter
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Hi everyone. I just see that briggs and straton has discontuned the 1650 342cc series of motor.
My ariens had this engine.

Did i need to worries about spare part for this engine ?
Did the compagny will produce part for this engine lonf time even though it's stop maid this engine? ( enigne was made in usa and now engine are made in china).

I thinking of buying spare part like carburator for assurence.

thanks for your opinion.

Peter

Peter

That is interesting news, I know that Toro is still using that motor in there HD 1128. Briggs is a company that we can anticipate will be around for a long time. I understand your concerns but personally I would feel no need to start buying replacement parts. I am not a corporate or patent attorney who would know the specific laws on this, but I do believe they are obligated to provide parts for at least seven years or so. However if for any reason they did not supply parts I am confident there would be plenty of quality aftermarket options.

There are people on this form that rebuild 50-year-old machines and managed to secure engine parts. I would also suggest that you go to the Briggs website get their phone number if you do not already have it and give them a call just to see their stance on this.

All the best.
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That is the engine that I used for my repower, but the 15.5 GT model. I always wondered what the difference was between the two. I hope that we will not need any replacement parts any time in the near future. All I can say is that this engine made my 1971 machine a totally new beast!
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ALOHA from the paradise city. there will be enough parts to go around. for a long time to come. that's 4 sure. you betcha.

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You only need to worry about it being a Briggs, not about part availability. Parts should be available for a decade.

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Pete, welcome aboard!

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Thanks for the reply. Toro still use it but probably the end of a lots. No more 342cc engine on briggs website.
By the way, in this model part list, 2 choices for carburator. What is a nikki carb??
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Nikki is a manufacturer of carburetors. I have a string trimmer with a Nikki carb. Also- I would not be surprised if there are a number of portable generators, wood chippers, and what not that will have that same engine. The B&S snow series 1450 for example, is used on chippers and I even saw one used for a portable generator.
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Ok, how identy the nikki carburator. Is briggs 1650 series 342cc had a nikki carb on it?
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