Briggs and Stratton 49M877

Briggs and Stratton 49M877The Briggs and Stratton 49M877 Professional Series is a 810 cc, (49.4 cu·in) natural aspirated two-cylinders four-stroke air-cooled internal combustion gasoline engine with a vertical shaft, for general-purpose applications.

A 83.81 mm (3.3 in) cylinder bore and 73.41 mm (2.89 in) piston stroke give the 49M877 engine a total of 810 cc of displacement. This engine produced 30.5 PS (22.4 kW; 30.0 HP) at 3,600 rpm of horsepower.

The B&S 49M877 features:

  • OHV design
  • Electronic ignition system
  • Float type carburetor
  • Centrifugal governor
  • Full pressure lubrication system with spin-on oil filter
  • Forced air cooling system
  • Electric starter

General information

Engine Specifications
Engine model B&S 49M877 Professional Series
Engine type 4-stroke, OHV, V-twin
Displacement 810 cm3, (49.4 cu·in)
Max. horsepower 30.5 PS (22.4 kW; 30.0 HP) at 3,600 rpm
Max. torque
Cooling system Forced air
Air cleaner Dual-Clean (paper cartridge with a foam pre-cleaner)
Lubricating system Full pressure lubrication with spin-on oil filter
Ignition system Electronic
Fuel system Float type carburetor
Fuel used Unleaded gasoline (octane number 86 or higher)
Starting system Electric starter
Governor Centrifugal governor
Charging system Alternator 12V
Dimensions (L x W X H)
Dry weight

Cylinder Block and Head

Cylinder block
Compression ratio:
Cylinder bore: 79.24 mm (3.12 in)
Piston stroke: 73.40 mm (2.89 in)
Number of piston rings (compression / oil): 2/1
Cylinder head
Valve arrangement: OHV
Valves: 2 (4 valves in total)

Service Data

Valve clearance
Intake valve clearance: 0.10-0.15 mm (0.004-0.006 in)
Exhaust valve clearance: 0.10-0.15 mm (0.004-0.006 in)
Oil system
Lubrication system: Full pressure lubrication system with spin-on oil filter
Oil type: API SF, SG, SH, SJ or higher
Recommended oil: SAE 5W-30, 10W-30
Oil capacity: W/o oil filter: 1.9 liters (2.01 US.qts, 1.67 Imp. qts)
With oil filter: 2.0 liters (2.11 US.qts, 1.76 Imp. qts)
Fuel system
Type: Float type carburetor
Ignition system
Type: Electronic
Spark plug: Resistor spark plug:
Briggs and Stratton 491055
Champion RC12YC
Long life platinum spark plug:
Briggs and Stratton 5066
Spark plug gap: 0.7-0.8 mm (0.0276-0.0315 in)
Spark plug torque: 20.0 Nm (2.04 kg·m; 14.76 ft·lb)
Armature air gap 0.20-0.30 mm (0.008-0.012 in)


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