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Specifications for the Honda GX160

By Daniel Moverley ; Updated September 21, 2017

The Honda GX160 engine is a small, lightweight engine that offers easy usage through a heavy-duty recoil starter and a high compression ratio to keep fuel costs down. This engine can be used in garden tools such as mowers, trimmers, tillers and cultivators. It can also be used for pressure washers, small generators and water pumps. The Honda GX 160 engine is designed to be quiet and to minimize vibrations through precision-engineered parts and noise-reducing materials. This engine has dual air intakes, dual oil drains and large fuel tanks.

Engine Dimensions

The Honda GX 160 engine is 12 inches long by 13.4 inches wide by 12.5 inches high with a dry weight of 28.7 pounds to 39.7 pounds. The GX 160 is a four-stroke, overhead valve (OHV), single-cylinder engine with a displacement of 163 cubic centimeters. The bore and stroke of this engine are 68 millimeters by 45 millimeters. This engine has a fuel capacity of 3.1 liters and an oil capacity of 0.6 liters. The recommended oil is 10W/30 API SG and the recommended fuel is unleaded, with an octane rating of 86 or higher.

Power And Systems

The Honda GX 160 engine has a net power output of 4.8 horsepower at 3,600 revolutions per minute, a net torque of 7.6 pounds per foot at 2,500 revolutions per minute and a compression ratio of 8.5:1. This engine has a float-type carburetor and a duel element air filter that adopts both oil bath and semi-dry styles. The starter is a recoil system that comes with an optional electrical starter, the ignition is a transistorised magneto system and the lubrication system is a splash design

PTO Shaft Options

Power Take Off (PTO) shafts are attachment points that can connect the engine to another piece of equipment to transmit the power from the engine to the attached machinery. The Honda GX 160 has a counterclockwise PTO rotation and is adaptable to multiple PTO types. The shaft types that are available for the Honda GX 160 engine are the H, L, Q, R, S, T and V types. The H type, L type and the R type are all reduction-type PTO shafts, while the Q and T types are straight shafts. The S type is a metric shaft. The V type is a tapered shaft.

 

About the Author

 

Daniel Moverley has been writing professionally for over five years, for various online companies as well as for private clients. His articles specialize in topics ranging from veterinary health to technology and video games, to basic construction projects. Moverley is pursuing a bachelor's degree in English.