Kama KM178F

Kama KM178F diesel engineThe Kama KM178F is a 296 cc (18.06 cu.in.) single-cylinder air-coolled 4-stroke direct injection diesel engine with horizontal shaft manufactured by WUXI WORLDBEST KAMA POWER CO., LTD.

The Kama KM178F/E engine has OHV design, single-cylinder, direct injection system, recoil starter, and crankshaft or camshaft power-take-off.

The KM178FE engine cylinder bore is 78.0 mm (3.07 in) and piston stroke is 62.0 mm (2.44 in), a compression ratio is 20:1. The engine produced from 5.4 HP (4.0 kW) at 3,000 rpm up to 6.0 HP (4.4 kW) at 3,500 rpm of maximum horsepower. The continuous rated output power is 5.0 HP (3.7 kW) at 3,000 rpm up to 5.4 HP (4.0 kW) at 3,600 rpm.

General information

Engine Specifications
ModelKama KM178F
Type4-stroke, single cylinder, diesel engine
Displacement296 cm 3 (18.06 cu-in)
Max. horsepower6.0 HP (4.4 kW)) at 3,600 rpm
Max. torque
Cooling systemForced-air
Lubricating systemPressure spray compound
Starting systemRecoil or electric starter
Fuel usedLight diesel oil
Fuel tank capacity3.5 L (0.77 gal.)

Dimensions and Weight

Length, mm (in)383 (15.08)
Width, mm (in)421 (16.57)
Height, mm (in)450 (17.72)
Weight, kg (lb)33.0 (72.7)

Maintenance data

Engine speed3,000-3,600 rpm
Valve clearance (cold state)0.10-0.15 mm (0.0039-0.0059 in)
Oil system
Oil typeOil for 4-stroke engines (above CC grade)
Recommended oilSAE 10W-30
Oil capacity1.1 l (0.24 gal.)
Fuel system
Injection pressure200 kg/cm2 (19.6 MPa)
Fuel supply advance angle19°±1°
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  1. i have kama KM178F intercultivator machine. i have to change their starting coil model to electric starting model. how to buy a starting motor and self starting switch also. how can i installed above motor, pls sent any prospectos

  2. Dear Sir,
    require starting recoil unit- 1 no. for 178F air cooled diesel engine.
    Please revert with cost and availability.
    Brgds/ K Felflei, Cell No: +91 9930315596

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