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Who built Generac's small engines?


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Old 09-13-2019, 10:53:38 PM
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Default Who built Generac's small engines?

Does anyone know built the Generac GN-220 engine?

This happened to be my fourth or so engine in my collection of now ~300 engines. It was such a great engine I started collecting older engines. I found it in the middle of the road upside down with a blown apart power washer pump when it was just a few months old. I re-purposed the engine and used it on my homemade scooter for several years. It was the most cantankerous engine. It would always quit at random even with the oil plug sensor removed, and was always a pain to start, often taking twenty or more pulls. I still have the engine but it is tucked away. Did Generac actually build this pile, or was it a re-branded Honda, Briggs or Chinese engine?

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Default Re: Who built Generac's small engines?

Chris, At one time Generac generators used Briggs engines. Eventually they started designing and building them in house to their own design and specifications. Their generator engines are known for a number of failures. One of which is breaking the crankshaft at the counter weight.

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Default Re: Who built Generac's small engines?

Generac built them themselves, I have a few of those engines, on generators, and one on the pressure washer, got any specific questions about them?
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Default Re: Who built Generac's small engines?

No specific questions, I was just curious who made them so that I could find parts for them in the future. Thanks,

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Default Re: Who built Generac's small engines?

Or look under Briggs.
Last I looked, a cam for a gn-220 was about $90 !!! If you could still get them, I think.,
So hoard them, parts machines.
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