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Rocker Cover Gasket

Part Number: 690971
Briggs and StrattonToro
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*This part replaces obsolete part #: and 273486.

Product Information
Manufacturer: Briggs and Stratton, Toro
Product Number: 690971
Classification: Part
Weight: 0.01 lbs.
Shipping: Ships Worldwide
Description:
Authentic Manufacturer Sourced replacement part used on a variety of Engines. This rocker cover gasket is for the cylinder head. It is sold Individually. It provides a strong seal to protect from leaks. Over time gaskets tend to deteriorate and would need to be replaced.
Compatibility

This part is compatible with the following machines:

Toro
Briggs and Stratton

Products Compatibility

This item works with the following types of products:

  • • Engine
  • • Lawn Tractor
Questions & Answers

Will this gaskets fit this
Alex for model number 127-9040
Hello Alex and thank you for writing. According to our database, the model number you provided is just a portion of a model number with multiple possible variations. To ensure that we recommend parts that will work for your model, please check your information again; you will need to provide us with the full model and serial numbers located on the sticker on the unit itself. Once we have that information, we would be happy to find the part you need.We do carry a lot of other spare parts for units such as yours, for example, Part Number: : 690981. Good Luck with your repair.
Repair Instructions: Submitted by Customers Like You
3 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
Tool Type:
Lawn Tractor
Parts Used:
Rocker Cover Gasket - 690971
Oil Seal - 391086S
Crankcase Gasket With Bolts - 594195
Rod-Connecting (Standard) - 796209
Cylinder Head Gasket - 693997
Piston Assembly (Standard) - 792023
Repair Difficulty:
Hard
Time Spent Repairing:
More than 2 hours
Tools Used:
Socket set, Wrench Set
26 hp B/S twin broken rod repair
I disassembled the engine. made a list of parts. I looked up the torque values online and using the new parts reassembled the engine. It fired right off and ran smooth. The parts I received from Replacement parts fit perfectly and the price was right. They were delivered in a timely manner.
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Tool Type:
Lawn Tractor
Parts Used:
Rocker Cover Gasket - 690971
Oil Seal - 795387
Crankcase Gasket With Bolts - 594195
Camshaft - 790562
Link-Throttle (Used With Plastic Intake Manifold) - 695238
Kit-Carburetor Overhaul - 797890
Intake Gasket - 690949
Oil Filter - 696854
Repair Difficulty:
Medium
Time Spent Repairing:
More than 2 hours
Tools Used:
Screwdriver, Pliers, Socket set, Wrench Set, Adjustable Wrench
Briggs V-Twin running on 1 cylinder, will not turn over due to high compression.
Check rocker arm movement to determine cam condition.
Replace worn out cam (one lobe gone).
Good time to change the seal at this time too.
Carefully adjust the valves "by the book".
Check / clean carburetor very carefully. The idle jets are very small and clogs aren't easily seen.
(took 2 attempts)
Turns over freely now and runs like a top.

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1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Tool Type:
Lawn Tractor
Parts Used:
Rocker Cover Gasket - 690971
Fuel Pump - 597338
Air Filter Cleaner Cartridge - 499486S
Hose-Vacuum - 793147
Repair Difficulty:
Easy
Time Spent Repairing:
15-30 minutes
Tools Used:
Pliers, Socket set
Bad fuel pump with deteriorated Hose-vacuum to rocker cover
1. Disconnected old fuel pump from mounting
2. Removed old hose-vacuum from old fuel pump and rocker cover
3. Removed rocker cover
4. Installed one fitted end of vacuum-hose into rocker cover
5. Used new rocker cover gasket for rocker cover and replaced rocker
6. Removed gas lines from both sides to old fuel pump using pliers to move clamps on fuel lines
7. Connected fuel lines to new fuel pump connection and used pliers to slide clamps back to hold fuel lines in place on new fuel pump.
7. Reconnected new hose-vacuum from rocker to new fuel pump
8. Reconnected new fuel pump to mounting.
9. Removed old air filter cartridge and replaced it with new air filter cartridge
10. Cranked the engine some time to get fuel back to fuel pump and into the engine.
11. Drove away on lawn tractor with a satisfied smile on my face.
12. P.S. Lawn tractor continues to start now and continues to run!
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1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Tool Type:
Lawn Mower
Parts Used:
Rocker Cover Gasket - 690971
O-Ring - 691917
Steel Push Rod - 690981
Repair Difficulty:
Medium
Time Spent Repairing:
1-2 hours
Tools Used:
Screwdriver, Pliers, Socket set, Wrench Set
Cranks won't start. Found there was no intake draw pressure
1. Removed the hood and the side panels around the engine.
2. Removed top cover from engine.
3. Removed intake air filter housing.
4. Removed fuel line from carburetor and plugged.
5. Removed the intake with the carburetor to clean only.
6. Removed the rocker arm cover. Found the intake push rod bent.
7. Loosen the rocker arm on both the intake and the exhaust to replace the push rods.
8. Install the new gasket on the rocker arm cover and the bolt back up.
9. Install the new gaskets on the intake and the bolt back up.
10. Unplug the fuel line and place back on the carburetor.
11. Test fired to ensure it worked.
12. Install the air filter housing.
13. Install the top engine cover.
14. Install the sides and the hood.
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Tool Type:
Lawn Mower
Parts Used:
Rocker Cover Gasket - 690971
Brake Disc. - 761-0202
Brake Puck (Sold Individually) - 917-0678
Repair Difficulty:
Medium
Time Spent Repairing:
1-2 hours
Tools Used:
Screwdriver, Socket set, Wrench Set
Lawn mower transmission defective.
Old transmission removed and new trans replaced, New spark plug and air filter replaced. Used a video to learn how to do the repair.
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Tool Type:
Lawn Tractor
Parts Used:
Rocker Cover Gasket - 690971
Vacuum Hose - 694000
Repair Difficulty:
Easy
Time Spent Repairing:
15-30 minutes
Tools Used:
Socket set
Oil Leak
Replaced gaskets and vacuume hose
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Tool Type:
Lawn Tractor
Parts Used:
Rocker Cover Gasket - 690971
Steel Push Rod - 690981
Push Rod - 690982
Repair Difficulty:
Medium
Time Spent Repairing:
1-2 hours
Tools Used:
Socket set, Wrench Set, Feeler gauge
Bent push rods
1. Remove valve cover
2. Remove rocker arm
3. Install push rod
4. Install rocker arm
5. Set gap.
6. Reinstall valve cover with new gasket.

Make sue you clean any debris from cylinder head. A mouse had built a nest that went un noticed which caused the rods to over heat and bend.
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Tool Type:
Lawn Tractor
Parts Used:
Valve Seal - 690968
Rocker Cover Gasket - 690971
Steel Push Rod - 690981
Push Rod - 690982
Intake Gasket - 690949
Gasket-Cylinder Head - 796851
Repair Difficulty:
Medium
Time Spent Repairing:
1-2 hours
Tools Used:
Pliers, Power Drill, Socket set, Wrench Set, Valve spring compressor
Valve guides were depressed into the head.
1. Pressed guides back to correct position.
2. Staked the guides with pointed punch, into the brass insert around the guide.
3. Reassembled the engine. Did both sides of the twin cylinders.
4. Started up, ran perfect.
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Tool Type:
Lawn Tractor
Parts Used:
Rocker Cover Gasket - 690971
Push Rod - 592673
Repair Difficulty:
Easy
Time Spent Repairing:
30-60 minutes
Tools Used:
Screwdriver, Pliers, Power Drill, Socket set, Wrench Set, Nutdriver
Bent and broken push rods
Removed valve cover and removed and replaced push rods.
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Tool Type:
Lawn Tractor
Parts Used:
Rocker Cover Gasket - 690971
Steel Push Rod - 690981
Repair Difficulty:
Medium
Time Spent Repairing:
30-60 minutes
Tools Used:
Screwdriver, Wrench Set
Bent exhaust push rod
R&R rocker arm cover, replaced bent push rod and adjusted valve lash.
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    everything was as expected. 5 star
    Guest - September 13, 2019 Verified Purchase
    Easy repair
    Got excellent assistance when ordering part, the gasket fit exactly when I adjusted valves on enginee
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    Product Information
    Manufacturer: Briggs and Stratton, Toro
    Product Number: 690971
    Classification: Part
    Weight: 0.01 lbs.
    Shipping: Ships Worldwide
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