Engine Model and Serial Number Location Information

Knowing the model number of your engine will make it easy to order maintenance or repair parts either online or from your local dealer. This article will walk you through how to find your engine's model and serial number so you can easily have this handy when you need to contact your dealer about maintenance, parts, replacement engines, or whatever it may be.

Honda Engines

For Honda Engines, to find the model number you need to look for a model number sticker on the engine. All Honda engines model numbers start with the letter "G," such as "G100", "GX610", or "GXV160." This is the base engine model. The engine model and serial number should be adequate for most of your needs. The engine serial number is stamped into the side of the engine. All Honda engine serial numbers have a 4 or 5 letter prefix followed by a 7 digit number. View Images below if you are having trouble find your Honda engine's model number.

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Kawasaki Engines

The model number and serial number on your Kawasaki Engine is located at the rear of the engine on the engine housing. The model number and serial number label in the image is located on your. Kawasaki Engine. The CODE number above the barcode is made of the model and the spec number. The first number refers to the model number and the second number refers to the spec number.

The E/NO number under the barcode refers to the serial number. For Example: Model Number: FS481V-BS26S Spec Number: BS26S Serial Number: FS481vb31313 kawasaki engine model number location

Briggs Engines

The engine model number is generally a number stamped into metal directly on your engine . Some push mower engines come with a cover or "shroud". It should be noted that these covers come in a variety of colors, sizes and shapes. Regardless of your cover the engine model number will be in one of 3 locations .

1. Above the spark plug - May need a flashlight and screwdriver

Push Mower Engine

2. On the valve cover Stamped on metal plate in between the overhead valve cover (OHV) and the air filter.

Kawasaki Engines

3. Above the muffler Stamped on the sheet metal above the muffler, which can be on the right or left side of the engine.

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Kohler Engines

Located on the sticker - KOHLER engine identification numbers (model, specification and serial) hold the keys to efficient repair, ordering the correct parts and engine replacement. These are printed on a silver decal, which is normally affixed to the blower housing of the engine. Make a note of your engine identification numbers in your owner's manual for handy reference.