The Honda G400 is a 406 cc (24.8 cu.in.) single-cylinder air-coolled 4-stroke internal combustion small gasoline engine manufactured by Honda Motor Company since 1978 for general-purpose applications.
The Honda G400 engine has a slide valve (L-head) design and camshaft driven by a single row chain driven by the crankshaft. The engine has an electric or recoil starter, horizontal carburetor with butterfly valve and transistorized magneto or contact point breaker (CDI) ignition system.
Cylinder bore and piston stroke are 86.0 mm (3.4 in) and 70.0 mm (2.8 in), respectively. Compression ratio is 6.5:1 for G400 and 6.8:1 for G400K1. The G400 produced 10.0 HP (7.45 kW) at 3600 rpm of maximum horsepower and torque was 22.5 Nm (2.3 kg·m) at 3600 rpm. The dry weight of the Honda G400 with electric starter engine was 33 kg (72.7 lbs.).
|Type||4-stroke, side valve type (L-head), single cylinder|
|Displacement||406 cm 3 (24.8 cu-in)|
|Max. horsepower||10.0 HP (7.45 kW) at 3600 rpm|
|Max. torque||22.5 Nm (2.3 kg·m) at 3600 rpm|
|Carburetor||Horizontal, butterfly valve|
|Ignition system||Transistorized magneto or CDI|
|Lubricating system||Splash system|
|Starting system||Recoil or electric starter|
|Stoping system||Ground switch|
|Fuel used||Unleaded gasoline (octane number 86 or higher)|
|Fuel tank capacity||6.0 L|
|Fuel consumption||270 g/HPh|
|PTO shaft rotation||Counterclockwise (from PTO shaft side)|
Cylinder Block and Head
G400 – 6.5:1
G400K1 – 6.8:1
|Bore x Stroke||86 X 70 mm (3.4 x 2.8 in)|
|Sleeve internal diameter||86.00-86.02 mm (3.3858-3.3866 in)|
|Piston skirt outer diameter||85.97-86.00 mm (3.385-3.386 in)|
|Number of piston rings (compression / oil):||2 / 1|
|Ring side clearance||Top||0.02-0.06 mm (0.0008-0.0024 in)|
|Second/oil||0.01-0.05 mm (0.0004-0.0020 in)|
|Ring end gap||Top/second||0.2-0.4 mm (0.008-0.016 in)|
|Oil||0.2-0.4 mm (0.008-0.016 in)|
|Ring width||Top/second||1.97-1.99 mm (0.0776-0.783 in)|
|Oil||3.97-3.99 mm (0.1563-0.1571 in)|
|Connecting rod small end ID||19.005-19.020 mm (0.7482-07488 in)|
|Crankshaft crankpin outer diameter||36.943-36.959 mm (1.4544-1.1551 in)|
|Warpage (limit)||0.10 mm (0.004 in)|
|Valve Arrangement:||Side valve type|
|Stem outer diameter (standard):||INTAKE||6.955-6.970 mm (0.2738-0.2744 in)|
|EXHAUST||6.910-6.925 mm (0.2720-0.2726 in)|
|Guide internal diameter||INTAKE / EXHAUST||7.00-7.015 mm (0.2756-0.2762 in)|
|Spring free length||42.7 mm (1.6811 in)||Cam height:||INTAKE||38.46-38.72 mm (1.5142-1.5244 in)|
|EXHAUST||38.49-38.75 mm (1.5154-1.5256 in)|
|Idle speed||1400 ± 150 rpm|
|Cylinder compression||5.3 kg/cm2 (75 psi)|
|Adjust timing ignition|
20° B.T.D.C. – for magneto ignition
The CDI type does not require adjustment.
|Adjust valve clearance|
|Intake valve||0.05-0.11 ± 0.02 (0.0020-0.0043 in)|
|Exhaust valve||0.09-0.15 ± 0.02 (0.0035-0.0059 in)|
|Oil type||Honda 4-stroke “SE”|
|Oil capacity||1.2 L (2.54 US pt.)|
|Float height||8.6 mm (0.34 in)|
NGK: B4H, BR4HS for magneto ignition
NGK: BP4HS-10, BPR4HS-10 for CDI ignition
|Spark plug gap||
0.6-0.7 mm (0.024-0.028 in), for magneto ignition
0.9-0.10 mm (0.035-0.039 in), for CDI ignition
Tightening torque specs
|Tightening torque specs|
|Fuel valve (12 mm)||12-15 Nm; 1.2-1.5 kg·m; 8.7-10.8 ft·lb|
|Flywheel (16 mm)||110-120 Nm; 11.0-12.0 kg·m; 80-87 ft·lb|
Serial № before 129741: 43-47 Nm; 4.3-4.7 kg·m; 31-34 ft·lb
Serial № after 129742: 32-38 Nm; 3.2-3.8 kg·m; 23-27 ft·lb
|Tappet cover (6 mm)||8-12 Nm; 0.8-1.2 kg·m; 5.8-8.7 ft·lb|
|Crankcase cover (8 mm)||20-24 Nm; 2.0-2.4 kg·m; 15-17 ft·lb|
Serial № before 1085859: 21.6-26.4 Nm; 2.16-2.64 kg·m; 16-19 ft·lb
Serial № after 1085860: 24-28 Nm; 2.4-2.8 kg·m; 17-20 ft·lb
|Fuel tank (8 mm)||20-28 Nm; 2.0-2.8 kg·m; 15-20 ft·lb|
|Oil drain plug||15-25 Nm; 1.5-2.5 kg·m; 11-18 ft·lb|
|5 mm bolts, nuts||4-7 Nm; 0.4-0.7 kg·m; 2.9-5.1 ft·lb|
|6 mm bolts, nuts||8-12 Nm; 0.8-1.2 kg·m; 5.8-8.7 ft·lb|
|8 mm bolts, nuts||20-28 Nm; 2.0-2.8 kg·m; 14.5-20.3 ft·lb|
|10 mm bolts, nuts||35-40 Nm; 3.5-4.0 kg·m; 25-29 ft·lb|
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i’m in need of an exciter coil for the g400 or g300 if anyone has some parts laying around. apparently this has been discontinued for some time.
can you give me the spacing of the platinum screws for the Honda G400 engine SVP?
Can this engine really run on Unleaded?
I have one form the 80’s and was under the impression in required leadded fuel.
From owners manual: “Use any automotive gasoline”, but in the manual, for the G100 (the same G-series) we can see: “Unleaded gasoline (or regular grade)”.
THERE IS A SPARE PART OF HONDA G400 HERE?
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Hi can I convert this engine to start electronicly and where can I get the kit and a video maybe to show me how it is done. Thanks Bill