Torque specifications for Briggs & Stratton engines can be found the current model's product page on the company website. For previous model years, product repair manuals for all models, including older and antique models, of Briggs & Stratton engines can be purchased and downloaded from the website.
The search tool for repair manuals on BriggsandStratton.com requires the input of the specific engine model number to generate a corresponding manual result. The company does offer a general guide that covers many models of engines if the specific model number is not known. However, the company lists a disclaimer that the manual covers a wide range of engines and may not be correct for every engine type.
Additional information contained in the engine-specific repair manuals includes the correct type of oil to use, the valve clearance, the head bolt torque, fuel specifications and parts requirements for horizontal or vertical shaft replacements. Engine torque specifications are typically measured at 2,600 revolutions per minute. A complete parts schematic and exploded view with part numbers for ordering the correct part is also included.
For users that need additional assistance in locating their specific small engine's model number, the company has a video on its website that shows how to locate the number on different Briggs & Stratton products.