CRAFTSMAN TUNE-UP KIT FOR BRIGGS & STRATTON INTEK: MOW HAPPY

Craftsman Tune-Up Kit #7133136 For Briggs & Stratton Intek 14-19 HP Engines

Pros: Convenient assemblage.  Genuine B&S air and oil filters.  A bargain when OEM items are priced individually.  Fits a variety of one-cylinder Intek engines.

Cons: Included 48-oz. oil jug not sufficient for my 18 HP engine’s crankcase capacity.

While wandering through my Sears Hometown store, I was drawn to the discount aisle to test my intermittent bargain karma.  I admit… it’s actually a major reason why I stop-in every other week.  In the past few years, some great and useful stuff has found its way into my cart – everything from tool sets to power-washers to appliances may appear for price-slashed consideration by whim of the local store management.

Mow-Man With A Plan

On one autumnal occasion, my off-season mission was to find an air filter replacement for my Briggs & Stratton-powered Craftsman lawn tractor.  The two-stage filter consists of a plastic foam pre-cleaner and an accordion-style paper air filter element.  The good news was that they stocked the item. The bad news was the $36.99 price tag (all prices US) – and I hadn’t yet located an oil filter or set of replacement blades.

Jackpot!

To my good fortune, this week’s bargain-aisle included the Craftsman Briggs & Stratton 14-19 Horsepower Intek Tune-Up Kit.  The 9x10x5 inch box contained the aforementioned air filter, plus an oil filter, spark plug and a 48-fluid-ounce jug of SAE 30, 4-cycle engine oil.

The list-price for each kit is $42.00, but due to seasonal considerations, they were out-the-door at $20.00 each.  Under those conditions, what smart shopper in need wouldn’t stock-up?

Taking Inventory

The rectangular, two-stage Air Filter (Briggs & Stratton part #794422) fits my Intek 18 HP engine perfectly, as does the genuine Briggs & Stratton spin-on Oil Filter (#492932).  The included Spark Plug (B&S #491055T) was changed-out during last summer’s maintenance, which included carburetor replacement.  Although my particular 18 HP application netted a home-run, be sure to run the model number on your Intek engine to assure compatibility with the parts included in this tune-up kit.

Eight Ounces Shy

How accommodating of Craftsman to include a 48-oz. jug of SAE 30 engine oil.  Unfortunately, my 18 HP Intek engine has a 56-ounce crankcase capacity.  No big deal, but why not include two quarts of oil to cover all capacities for the engine sizes listed in the product title?

While on the subject of product title, my kit-in-hand (#7133136) states that it “fits 14-19 HP single-cylinder Intek engines”, while the kit listed currently under the same number at Craftsman.com states compatibility with identical “14-20 HP engines” – a minor title adjustment, but again, due to periodic manufacturer’s updates, you should always run the numbers to assure the proper fit of all included items.

Craftsman offers similar tune-up kits for additional Briggs & Stratton engines, including QuattroQuantum and Intek Twin.

Sears, Roebuck and Co.

Hoffman Estates, IL  60179

Pros: Convenient assemblage.  Genuine B&S air and oil filters.  A bargain when OEM items are priced individually.  Fits a variety of one-cylinder Intek engines.

Cons: Included 48-oz. oil jug not sufficient for my 18 HP engine’s crankcase capacity.

While wandering through my Sears Hometown store, I was drawn to the discount aisle to test my intermittent bargain karma.  I admit… it’s actually a major reason why I stop-in every other week.  In the past few years, some great and useful stuff has found its way into my cart – everything from toolsets to power-washers to appliances may appear for price-slashed consideration by whim of the local store management.

Mow-Man With A Plan

On one autumnal occasion, my off-season mission was to find an air filter replacement for my Briggs & Stratton-powered Craftsman lawn tractor.  The two-stage filter consists of a plastic foam pre-cleaner and an accordion-style paper air filter element.  The good news was that they stocked the item. The bad news was the $36.99 price tag (all prices US) – and I hadn’t yet located an oil filter or set of replacement blades.

Jackpot!

To my good fortune, this week’s bargain-aisle included the Craftsman Briggs & Stratton 14-19 Horsepower Intek Tune-Up Kit.  The 9x10x5 inch box contained the aforementioned air filter, plus an oil filter, spark plug and a 48-fluid-ounce jug of SAE 30, 4-cycle engine oil.

The list-price for each kit is $42.00, but due to seasonal considerations, they were out-the-door at $20.00 each.  Under those conditions, what smart shopper in need wouldn’t stock-up?

Taking Inventory

The rectangular, two-stage Air Filter (Briggs & Stratton part #794422) fits my Intek 18 HP engine perfectly, as does the genuine Briggs & Stratton spin-on Oil Filter (#492932).  The included Spark Plug (B&S #491055T) was changed-out during last summer’s maintenance, which included carburetor replacement.  Although my particular 18 HP application netted a home-run, be sure to run the model number on your Intek engine to assure compatibility with the parts included in this tune-up kit.

Eight Ounces Shy

How accommodating of Craftsman to include a 48-oz. jug of SAE 30 engine oil.  Unfortunately, my 18 HP Intek engine has a 56-ounce crankcase capacity.  No big deal, but why not include two quarts of oil to cover all capacities for the engine sizes listed in the product title?

While on the subject of product title, my kit-in-hand (#7133136) states that it “fits 14-19 HP single-cylinder Intek engines”, while the kit listed currently under the same number at Craftsman.com states compatibility with identical “14-20 HP engines” – a minor title adjustment, but again, due to periodic manufacturer’s updates, you should always run the numbers to assure the proper fit of all included items.

Craftsman offers similar tune-up kits for additional Briggs & Stratton engines, including QuattroQuantum and Intek Twin.

Sears, Roebuck and Co.

Hoffman Estates, IL  60179

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