Honda GXV140

Honda GXV140The Honda GXV140 is a 135 cc (8.2 cu-in) single-cylinder air-cooled four-stroke internal combustion small gasoline engine with vertical shaft manufactured by Honda Motor Company for general-purpose applications.

The Honda GXV140 engine has an OHV (overhead valve) design; horizontal type carburetor with butterfly valve; centrifugal mechanical governor; heavy-duty recoil starter and CDI (Capacitor Discharge Ignition) system.

The cylinder bore is 64.0 mm (2.5 in) and the piston stroke is 42.0 mm (1.7 in), compression ratio rating is 8.0:1. The GXV140 engine produced 5.0 HP (3.7 kW) of horsepower at 3,600 rpm and 10.3 Nm (1.05 kg·m, 7.6 ft·lb) of torque at 2,500 rpm.

General information

Engine Specifications
Type4-stroke, OHV, single cylinder
Displacement135 cm 3 (8.2 cu-in)
Max. horsepower5.0 HP (3.7 kW) at 3,600 rpm
Max. torque (crank PTO)10.3 Nm (1.05 kg·m, 7.6 ft·lb) at 2,700 rpm
CarburetorHorizontal type, butterfly valve
Cooling systemForced-air
Ignition systemCDI
Lubricating systemForced splash
Starting systemRecoil starter
Stoping systemIgnition primary circuit ground
Fuel usedUnleaded gasoline (octane number 86 or higher)
Fuel tank capacity1.0 L (0.26 US qt)
Fuel consumption250 g/HPh
PTO shaft rotationCounterclockwise (from PTO shaft side)

Cylinder Block and Head

Cylinder block
Compression ratio:8.0:1
Bore x Stroke64 X 42 mm (2.5 x 1.7 in)
Sleeve internal diameter64.00 mm (2.52 in)
Piston skirt outer diameter63.985 mm (2.5190 in)
Number of piston rings (compression / oil):2 / 1
Ring side clearanceTop0.015-0.045 mm (0.0006-0.0018 in)
Second0.015-0.045 mm (0.0006-0.0018 in)
Ring end gapTop/Second0.20-0.40 mm (0.008-0.016 in)
Ring widthTop/Second1.5 mm (0.06 in)
Connecting rod small end ID13.005 mm (0.5120 in)
Connecting rod big end ID26.02 mm (1.024 in)
Piston pin outer diameter13.0 mm (0.5118 in)
Crankshaft crank pin outer diameter25.98 mm (1.023 in)
Cylinder Head
Warpage (limit)0.10 mm (0.004 in)
Valve Arrangement:OHV
Stem outer diameter (standard):INTAKE5.480 mm (0.216 in)
EXHAUST5.440 mm (0.214 in)
Valve spring free length:30.5 mm (1.2007 in)
Camshaft outer diameter:13.984 mm (0.5506 in)
Cam height:INTAKE27.70 mm (1.09 in)
EXHAUST27.75 mm (1.093 in)

Tightening torque specs

Tightening torque specs
Connecting rod lower cap12 Nm; 1.2 kg·m; 9 ft·lb
Cylinder head bolt24 Nm; 2.4 kg·m; 17 ft·lb
Flywheel nut52 Nm; 5.2 kg·m; 38 ft·lb
Pivot adjusting nut10 Nm; 1.0 kg·m; 7 ft·lb
Pivot bolt24 Nm; 2.4 kg·m; 17 ft·lb
Oil drain bolt18 Nm; 1.8 kg·m; 13 ft·lb
Oil pan bolt12 Nm; 1.2 kg·m; 9 ft·lb
Standard torque values
Bolt, nut (5 mm)5.5 Nm; 0.55 kg·m; 4.0 ft·lb
Bolt, nut (6 mm)10 Nm; 1.0 kg·m; 7 ft·lb
Bolt, nut (8 mm)24 Nm; 2.4 kg·m; 17 ft·lb
Bolt, nut (10 mm)37.5 Nm; 3.75 kg·m; 27 ft·lb
Bolt, nut (12 mm)55 Nm; 5.5 kg·m; 40 ft·lb

Service Information

Maximum speed3,100 ± 100 rpm
Idle speed2,100 ± 150 rpm
Cylinder compression6.0-8.5 kg/cm2 at 600 rpm
Valve clearance
Intake valve clearance0.15±0.02 mm (0.006±0.001 in)
Exhaust valve clearance0.20±0.02 mm (0.008±0.001 in)
Oil system
Oil typeHonda 4-stroke or an equivalent (SE or SF)
Recommended oilSAE 10W-30
Oil capacity0.6 L (0.63 US. qt, 0.53 Imp. qt.)
Main jet#60
Float height12.2-15.2 mm (0.48-0.60 in)
Pilot screw opening1/2 turns out
Ignition system
Ignition timing25° B.T.D.C.
Spark plugNGK: BP5ES, BPR5ES
Spark plug gap0.7-0.8 mm (0.028-0.031 in)
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