Honda GXV57

The Honda GXV57 is a small 0.057 L (57 cc, 3.48 cu-in) single-cylinder air-cooled 4-stroke internal combustion gasoline engine with vertical shaft, manufactured by Honda Motor Company.

This engine has a single-cylinder, overhead-valve, and precision camshaft design, high compression ratio for better fuel efficiency and a ball bearing supported crankshaft for greater stability. The Honda GXV57 engine is equipped with transistorized magneto ignition, horizontal type carburetor, and recoil starter.

The GXV57 engine a compression ratio rating is 8.0:1, cylinder bore and piston stroke are 45.0 mm (1.77 in) and 36.0 mm (1.42 in), respectively. The GXV57 engine produces 2.0 HP (1.5 kW) at 4,800 rpm and 3.2 N·m (0.33 kg·m, 2.36 ft·lb) of torque at 4,600 rpm.

General information

Engine Specifications
Model GXV57
Type 4-stroke, OHV, single cylinder
Displacement 57 cm 3 (3.48 cu-in)
Max. horsepower 2.0 HP (1.5 kW) at 4,800 rpm
Max. torque (crank PTO) 3.2 N·m (0.33 kg·m, 2.36 ft·lb) at 4,600 rpm
Carburetor Horizontal type, butterfly valve
Cooling system Forced-air
Ignition system Transistorized magneto ignition
Lubricating system Splash
Starting system Recoil starter
Stoping system Ignition primary circuit ground
Fuel used Unleaded gasoline (octane number 86 or higher)
Fuel tank capacity 0.27 L
Fuel consumption 250 g/HPh
PTO shaft rotation Counterclockwise (from PTO shaft side)

Cylinder Block and Head

Cylinder block
Compression ratio: 8.0:1
Bore x Stroke 45.0 mm X 36 mm (1.77 x 1.42 in)
Sleeve internal diameter 45.000-45.015 mm (1.7717-1.7722 in)
Piston skirt outer diameter 44.970-44.990 mm (1.7705-1.7713 in)
Ring side clearance Top/second 0.015-0.050 mm (0.0006-0.0020 in)
Ring end gap Top 0.10-0.25 mm (0.0039-0.0138 in)
Second 0.25-0.40 mm (0.098-0.0157 in)
Ring width Top 0.97-0.99 mm (0.038-0.039 in)
Second 0.97-0.99 mm (0.038-0.039 in)
Connecting rod small end ID 10.006-10.007 mm (0.3939-0.3944 in)
Connecting rod big end ID 15.000-15.011 mm (0.5906-0.5910 in)
Crankpin outer diameter 14.973-14.984 mm (0.5895-0.5899 in)
Cylinder Head
Warpage (limit) 0.10 mm (0.004 in)
Valve Arrangement: OHV
Valves: 2
Stem outer diameter (standard): INTAKE 3.970-3.985 mm (0.1563-0.1569 in)
EXHAUST 3.935-3.950 mm (0.1549-0.1555 in)
Spring free length 23.7.0 mm (0.93 in)
Cam height 27.972 mm (1.1013 in)

Tightening torque specs

Tightening torque specs
Spark plug 12 Nm; 1.2 kg·m; 8.6 ft·lb
Connecting rod bolt 6 Nm; 0.6 kg·m; 4.3 ft·lb
Crankcase cover bolt 7.5 Nm; 0.75 kg·m; 5.4 ft·lb
Oil case bolt 7.5 Nm; 0.75 kg·m; 5.4 ft·lb
Flywheel nut 24 Nm; 2.4 kg·m; 18 ft·lb
Igniton coil bolt 7.3 Nm; 0.75 kg·m; 5.4 ft·lb
Carburetor drain screw 1.2 Nm; 0.12 kg·m; 0.9 ft·lb
4 mm bolts, nuts 3.5 Nm; 0.35 kg·m; 2.5 ft·lb
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

Service Information

Maximum speed 4,250 ± 150 rpm
Idle speed 2,200 ± 200 rpm
Cylinder compression 2.8 kg/cm2 (39.8 psi) at 1000 rpm
Valve clearance
Intake valve 0.06-0.10 mm (0.0024-0.0039 in)
Exhaust valve 0.09-0.13 mm (0.0035-0.0051 in)
Oil system
Oil type Honda 4-stroke or an equivalent (SE or SF)
Recommended oil SAE 10W-30
Oil capacity 0.25 l (0.26 US. qt, 0.22 Imp. qt.)
Ignition system
Ignition timing 21° B.T.D.C.
Spark plug NGK: CR4HSB
Spark plug gap 0.6-0.7 mm (0.024-0.028 in)
Spark plug tightening torque 12 Nm; 1.2 kg·m; 8.6 ft·lb
Primary ignition coil resistance 0.98-1.20 kΩ
Secondary ignition coil resistance 8-10 kΩ
Ignition coil air gap 0.3-0.5 mm (0.012-0.020 in)
Main jet #50
Float height 12 mm (0.47 in)
Pilot screw opening 1-5/8 turns out
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