Honda GX35

Honda GX35The Honda GX35 is a 35.8 cc, 2.2 cu-in) single-cylinder air-cooled four-stroke internal combustion ultra-small 360° inclinable gasoline engine manufactured by Honda Motor Company since 2002.

The Honda GX35 engine is a suitable power source for different applications like commercial lawn and garden equipment, tillers and cultivators, construction and industrial equipment, agricultural equipment, and water pumps.

This engine has an OHC design with valve rocker arms and camshaft driven by a maintenance-free, low-noise timing belt, makes the engine more compact and light. It has a recoil starter, diaphragm type carburetor with the accelerator pump, transistorized magneto ignition.

The cylinder bore is 39.0 mm (1.5 in) and the piston stroke is 30.0 mm (1.2 in). The Honda GX35 mini-motor produced 1.6 PS (1.21 kW) at 7000 rpm and 1.9 Nm (0.19 kg·m, 1.4 ft·lb) at 5000 rpm.

General information

Engine Specifications
Type4-stroke, OHC, single cylinder
Displacement35.8 cm 3 (2.2 cu-in)
Max. horsepower1.6 PS (1.21 kW) at 7,000 rpm
Max. torque1.9 Nm (0.19 kg·m, 1.4 ft·lb) at 5,000 rpm
CarburetorDiaphragm type
Cooling systemForced-air
Ignition systemTransistorized magneto ignition
Lubricating systemOil mist
Starting systemRecoil starter
Stoping systemIgnition primary circuit ground
Fuel usedUnleaded gasoline (octane number 86 or higher)
Fuel tank capacity0.65 L (0.17 US gal, 0.14 lmp gal)
Fuel consumption360 g/kWh (265 g/HPh, 0.58 lb/HPh)
PTO shaft rotationCounterclockwise (from PTO shaft side)

Cylinder Block and Head

Cylinder block
Compression ratio:8.0:1
Bore x Stroke39 X 30 mm (1.5 x 1.2 in)
Sleeve internal diameter39.00 mm (1.535 in)
Piston skirt outer diameter38.970-38.990 mm (1.534-1.535 in)
Connecting rod small end ID7.978-7.989 mm (0.3141-0.3145 in)
Ring end gapTop/second0.10-0.25 mm (0.004-0.010 in)
Ring widthTop/second0.970-0.990 mm (0.038-0.039 in)
Side clearanceTop/second0.015-0.056 mm (0.0006-0.0022 in)
Cylinder Head
Warpage (max)0.2 mm (0.01 in)
Valve Arrangement:OHC
Stem outer diameter (standard):INTAKE3.470-3.485 mm (0.1366-0.1372 in)
EXHAUST3.435-3.450 mm (0.1352-0.1358 in)
Valve guide internal diameter3.50-3.52 mm (0.1378-0.1385 in)
Valve spring free length21.77 mm (0.8570 in)
Cam height:INTAKE22.46 mm (0.884 in)
EXHAUST22.46 mm (0.884 in)

Tightening torque specs

Tightening torque specs
Lower crankcase6.4 Nm; 0.7 kg·m; 5.1 ft·lb
Fan cover6.4 Nm; 0.7 kg·m; 5.1 ft·lb
Reed valve plate3.0 Nm; 0.3 kg·m; 2.2 ft·lb
Ignition coil3.4 Nm; 0.35 kg·m; 2.5 ft·lb
Recoil starter pulley6.4 Nm; 0.7 kg·m; 4.6 ft·lb
Flywheel22.6 Nm; 2.3 kg·m; 16.7 ft·lb
Valve adjusting lock nut4.9 Nm; 0.5 kg·m; 3.6 ft·lb
Spark plug11.8 Nm; 1.2 kg·m; 8.7 ft·lb
Clutch bolt15.2 Nm; 1.5 kg·m; 11 ft·lb

Maintenance data

Idle speed3100 ± 200 rpm
Cylinder compression9.2-11.2 kg/cm2 (131-159 psi) at 2,000 rpm
Valve clearance
Intake valve0.08 ± 0.02
Exhaust valve0.11 ± 0.02
Main jet #38 (SAU, SAUT and SUT types)
#37 (For others)
Oil system
Oil typeHonda 4-stroke or an equivalent (SG, SF)
Recommended oilSAE 10W-30
Oil capacity0.10 L (3.4 US oz, 3.5 lmp oz)
Ignition system
Ignition timing27 ° B.T.D.C (Fixed)
Spark plugNGK: CMR8H
Spark plug gap0.6-0.7 mm (0.024-0.028 in)
Primary ignition coil resistance0.7-0.9 Ω
Secondary ignition coil resistance6.1-9.3 kΩ
Ignition coil air gap0.2-0.4 mm (0.008-0.016 in)
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  1. I am kinda of stunned as this is a very small engine and I would have thought that Honda would be crowing about it’s light weight but I don’t see weight in the specs.Do you know what it is? Cheers, Brad.Brad.

    • The GX35 weighs 7.6 pounds dry. Also, it is OHC, not OHV. In the photo, you can clearly read “OHC” in the red shroud near the top of the engine.

  2. can you send me details how to purches this machine and where any places in nepal loacation address contacts dealer and price. or india places.
    please sir ?

  3. До Сергей:
    Горещо Ви благодаря за предоставената техническа информация за двигателя GX35!
    Желая Ви здраве и успехи.

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