HONDA GCV160 Engine Specifications Price Features Review

HONDA GCV160 Engine Specs Features Overview

HONDA GCV 160 Engine is Quiet, Lightweight Reliable Power.  Honda GCV160 engines offer a quiet, lightweight and yet powerful combination for a variety of demanding applications. HONDA GCV 160 Engine ideal for pressure washers and residential mowers, these engines pack a punch.

HONDA GCV160 equipped with a single-cylinder air-cooled 4-stroke internal combustion gasoline engine with a vertical shaft. It was built by Honda Motor Company since 1997 for general-purpose applications such as lawnmowers, agricultural equipment, pressure washers, forestry equipment.

HONDA GCV160 Engine Specifications

HONDA GCV160 engine has a compact combustion chamber, single-cylinder, tough resin overhead cam for quietness and durability and uniblock construction reduce fuel waste.

The Honda GCV160 engine has transistorized magneto ignition, recoil or electric starter and horizontal type carburetor.

Honda GCV160 engine cylinder bore and the piston stroke is 2.5 in (64.0 mm) and 2.0 in (50.0 mm), respectively. Compression ratio rating is 8.5:1.

Honda GCV160 engine produces 5.5 HP (4.1 kW) at 3,600 rpm and 11.4 N·m (1.16 kg·m, 8.4 ft·lb) of torque at 2,500 rpm.

HONDA GCV160 Engine Price

INR 10,412.93

HONDA GCV160 Engine Common Application

  • Agricultural equipment
  • Forestry equipment
  • Pressure washers
  • Lawn mowers

HONDA GCV160 Engine Features

QUIET, SMOOTH PERFORMANCE

  • Internal timing belt gives a quiet operation
  • Valvetrain and gear noise is minimized
  • Precision engineered and manufactured components result in lower vibration

EASY TO USE AND MAINTAIN

  • Auto Choke System available 
  • Proven lifetime timing belt design
  • Easy access oil drain and fill
  • Easily accessible spark plug

EMISSIONS COMPLIANT

  • No catalyst necessary
  • EPA and CARB  certified
  • Built-in charcoal canister in the gas cap

PROVEN RELIABILITY

  • Dua-Lube System gives excellent engine lubrication
  • High-quality materials, fit, and finish
  • Single element air filter
  • Simple construction reduces many possible maintenance requirements

EASY STARTING

  • Automatic mechanical decompression
  • Electronic ignition
  • Horizontal cross-flow intake port to smooth the flow of fuel

COMPACT AND LIGHTWEIGHT

  • The lightest engines in their class
  • Uni-block construction
  • The world’s first general-purpose engine internal timing belt
  • Tough gum overhead cam for strength and quietness

FUEL EFFICIENT, HIGH OUTPUT OPERATION

  • Overhead cam design, Compact combustion chamber and uniblock construction reduce fuel burning 
  • Powerful torque across a wide RPM range benefits reduce engine speed drop from unexpected load increases.

HONDA GCV160 Engine Specifications

Engine Type Air-cooled 4-stroke OHC
Bore x Stroke 2.5″ x 2.0″ (64 mm x 50 mm)
Displacement 9.8 cu in (160 cm3)
Net Power Output* 4.4 HP (3.3 kW) @ 3600 rpm
Net Torque 6.9 lb-ft (9.4 Nm) @ 2500 rpm
PTO Shaft Rotation Counterclockwise (from PTO shaft side)
Compression Ratio 8.5:1
Carburetor Horizontal type butterfly valve
Ignition System Transistorized magneto
Starting System Recoil/electric
Air Cleaner Dry (paper filter)
Governor System Centrifugal Mechanical
Fuel Tank Capacity .98 U.S. qts (.93 liter)
Fuel Unleaded 86 octane or higher
Oil Capacity 0.58 US qt (0.55l)
Lubrication System Splash
Dry Weight 22.0 lbs (10.0 kg)

HONDA GCV 160 Dimensions and Weight

N1 N2 N3 N4
Length, mm (in) 367 (14.4)
Width, mm (in) 331 (13.0)
Height, mm (in) 360 (14.2) 347 (13.7) 365 (14.3) 347 (13.7)
Dry weight, kg (lb) 9.8 (21.6)
Operating
weight, kg (lb)
11.1 (24.5)

HONDA GCV160 CYLINDER BLOCK AND HEAD

Cylinder block
Compression ratio: 8.5:1
Bore x Stroke 64 mm X 42 mm (2.5 x 1.7 in)
Sleeve internal diameter 64.00 mm (2.52 in)
Piston skirt outer diameter 63.969 mm (2.5185 in)
Number of piston rings (compression / oil): 2 / 1
Ring side clearance Top/second/oil 0.015-0.045 mm (0.0006-0.0018 in)
Ring end gap Top 0.20-0.35 mm (0.008-0.014 in)
Second 0.30-0.45 mm (0.012-0.018 in)
Oil 0.15-0.35 mm (0.006-0.014 in)
Ring width Top/second 1.5 mm (0.06 in)
Oil 2.5 mm (0.10 in)
Connecting rod small end ID 13.005 mm (0.512 in)
Connecting rod big end ID 26.02 mm (1.024 in)
Crankpin outer diameter 25.98 mm (1.023 in)
Main journal outer diameter PTO side 27.993 mm (1.1021 in)
Flywheel side 25.393 mm (0.9997 in)
Cylinder Head
Warpage (limit) 0.10 mm (0.004 in)
Valve Arrangement: OHV
Valves: 2
Stem outer diameter (standard): INTAKE 5.480 mm (0.216 in)
EXHAUST 5.44 mm (0.214 in)
Guide internal diameter INTAKE / EXHAUST 5.5 mm (0.2165 in)
Spring free length 34.0 mm (1.34 in)

HONDA GCV160 TIGHTENING TORQUE SPECS

Tightening torque specs
Air cleaner case bolt 10 Nm; 1.0 kg·m; 7 ft·lb
Connecting rod bolt 12 Nm; 1.2 kg·m; 8.6 ft·lb
Valve adjusting lock nut 8 Nm; 0.8 kg·m; 5.8 ft·lb
Cylinder head cover bolt 12 Nm; 1.2 kg·m; 8.6 ft·lb
Oil drain plug bolt 24 Nm; 2.4 kg·m; 17 ft·lb
Flywheel nut 52 Nm; 5.3 kg·m; 38 ft·lb
Governor arm nut 10 Nm; 1.0 kg·m; 7 ft·lb
Muffler bolt 12 Nm; 1.2 kg·m; 8.6 ft·lb
Recoil starter nut 8.5 Nm; 0.85 kg·m; 6.1 ft·lb
Fan cover stud bolt 12 Nm; 1.2 kg·m; 8.6 ft·lb
Spark plug 20 Nm; 2.0 kg·m; 14 ft·lb
Others
5 mm bolts, nuts 5.5 Nm; 0.55 kg·m; 4.0 ft·lb
6 mm bolts, nuts 10 Nm; 1.0 kg·m; 7 ft·lb
8 mm bolts, nuts 24 Nm; 2.4 kg·m; 17 ft·lb
10 mm bolts, nuts 37 Nm; 3.7 kg·m; 27 ft·lb
12 mm bolts, nuts 55 Nm; 5.5 kg·m; 39.5 ft·lb

HONDA GCV160 SERVICE INFORMATION

Engine
Maximum speed 3,000 ± 150 rpm
Idle speed 1,700 ± 150 rpm
Cylinder compression 5.0 kg/cm2 (71 psi) at 600 rpm
Valve clearance
Intake valve 0.15 ± 0.04 (0.006 ± 0.002)
Exhaust valve 0.20 ± 0.04 (0.008 ± 0.002)
Oil system
Oil type Honda 4-stroke or an equivalent (SE or SF)
Recommended oil SAE 10W-30
Oil capacity 0.55 l (0.58 US. qt, 0.48 Imp. qt.)
Ignition system
Ignition timing 20° B.T.D.C.
Spark plug NGK: BPR6ES
Spark plug gap 0.7-0.8 mm (0.028-0.031 in)
Spark plug tightening torque 20 Nm; 2.0 kg·m; 14 ft·lb
Primary ignition coil resistance 1.0-1.2 kΩ
Secondary ignition coil resistance 10.6-12.8 kΩ
Ignition coil air gap 0.2-0.6 mm (0.008-0.024 in)
Carburetor
Main jet #65
Float height 9.2 mm (0.36 in)
Pilot screw opening 1 turns out

HONDA GCV 160 CARBURETOR CLEANING THE CORRECT WAY Video

Honda Lawn Mower GCV160 Oil Change Video

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *