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Older Toro 826 Air Filter

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I was trying to do a write up on removing and cleaning the air filter on my 826 (model# 31763) and got a bit of a surprise... it appears as though my air intake is not connected to any filtration device, but to some sort of a rectangular contraption that runs vertically under the cover. I oiled all moving parts while having the cover off, but obviously there was no filter cleaning... because there is no filter.

Is there any way to delete it and install an air filter to keep the engine cleaner, without impeding proper operation? If so, what would be the proper part number for this Briggs & Stratton 190402 0755 99 engine? (some sort of a universal air filter attachment would work too, if such parts are even made)

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Note: Here's the pic of the setup. Some self proclaimed new age artist painted every freakin' thing black on that engine and now it's hard to distinguish between the different parts, as they're buried under a think layer of black paint - sorry...
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They were designed without filters because there is no dust in the winter, and tiny bits of snow and moisture will freeze up the filter and the engine will not be able to breath it will die. All the old Tecumseh and Briggs had no filters and live a healthy long life some 30 or 40 years if the oil dis kept changed and up to proper level and the carb is tuned properly. Hope this helps you forget about the filter idea. ;-)
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Hey guys,

I was trying to do a write up on removing and cleaning the air filter on my 826 (model# 31763) and got a bit of a surprise... it appears as though my air intake is not connected to any filtration device, but to some sort of a rectangular contraption that runs vertically under the cover. c
That rectangular device might be the crankcase breather.
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Thanks for your answers. Makes sense... I guess no air filter then. That engine does have am air filter for other applications though, because the original engine manual from B&S specifies the cleaning (washing and reoiling) procedure for them.

Oh well... less to worry about I guess!

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Here is a link to the Briggs flat head service manual to help with current or future repairs. I hope this helps.

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They were designed without filters because there is no dust in the winter, and tiny bits of snow and moisture will freeze up the filter and the engine will not be able to breath it will die. All the old Tecumseh and Briggs had no filters and live a healthy long life some 30 or 40 years if the oil dis kept changed and up to proper level and the carb is tuned properly. Hope this helps you forget about the filter idea. ;-)
My old Snow Bird from 1963 has an Oil soaked air filter on the old Briggs 4 hp.

I think back then I think it was the normal thing to add to an engine, but I agree, you don't need one.
I was told to wash the filter and let it dry and just use the dry filter.

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Here is a link to the Briggs flat head service manual to help with current or future repairs. I hope this helps.

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Awesome, thanks for the link! Much appreciated!

I never worked on any engines before (never had one break), but I know it's just a matter of time till I have to. If it's on the Toro, that manual will come in extremely handy indeed!
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The muffler starts to warm up the air inside the snow hood almost instantly after starting.This warm air is directed down through the vertical air stack and into the carburetor.
This is to prevent the carburetor from freezing.
The reason Briggs chose a rectangular tube is probably only to make it a sturdy support for the snow hood.
Similar systems were used in cars by directing warm air from the exhaust area up to the air cleaner through a metal hose.

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