Kawasaki FC180V

Kawasaki FC180VThe Kawasaki FC180V is a 182 cc (11.1 cu-in) single-cylinder air-cooled 4-stroke internal combustion small gasoline engine with vertical shaft manufactured by Kawasaki Heavy Industries LTd., for general-purpose applications.

The FC180V engine has an OHV (overhead valve) design; cast-iron cylinder liner; float type carburetor with fixed main jet; flywheel magneto transistor type ignition system; mechanical governor; recoil starter with automatic compression release and low tone muffler. The engine uses a dual-element air cleaner and splash type lubrication system.

It has a 68.0 mm (2.68 in) cylinder bore and 50.0 mm (1.97 in) piston stroke. Compression ratio rating is 8.5:1. The Kawasaki FC180V motor produced 6.1 PS (4.5 kW; 6.0 HP) at 3,600 rpm of horsepower and 11.8 Nm (1.2 kg·m; 8.71 ft·lb) at 3,000 rpm of torque.

General information

Engine Specifications
Model FC180V
Type 4-stroke, OHV, single cylinder
Displacement 182 cm 3 (11.1 cu-in)
Max. horsepower 6.1 PS (4.5 KW; 6.0 HP) at 3,600 rpm
Max. torque (crank PTO) 11.8 Nm (1.2 kg·m; 8.71 ft·lb) ta 3,000 rpm
Carburetor Float type with fixed main jet
Cooling system Forced-air
Ignition system Flywheel magneto transistor type
Lubricating system Splash
Starting system Recoil starter
Fuel used Unleaded gasoline (octane number 86 or higher)
Fuel tank capacity 2.4 L (2.5 US qt)
Fuel consumption 260 g/HPh
PTO shaft rotation Counterclockwise (from PTO shaft side)

Dimensions and Weight

Kawasaki FC180V
Length 385 mm (15.2 in)
Width 327 mm (12.9 in)
Height 359 mm (14.2 in)
Dry weight 15.5 kg (34.2 lbs)

Service Information

Maximum speed 3,600 ± 100 rpm
Idle speed 1,500 ± 150 rpm
Cylinder compression 4.5 kg/cm2 (64 psi)
Valve clearance
Intake valve 0.12 mm (0.0047 in)
Exhaust valve 0.12 mm (0.0047 in)
Oil system
Oil type 4-stroke or an equivalent (SF, SE, SD)
Recommended oil SAE 10W-30, 10W-40
Oil capacity 0.7 L (0.7 US. qt)
Ignition system
Spark plug NGK: BPR5ES
Spark plug gap 0.7-0.8 mm (0.028-0.031 in)
Ignition coil air gap 0.3 mm (0.012 in)

Tightening torque specs

Tightening torque specs
Cylinder head 23 Nm; 2.3 kg·m; 16.7 ft·lb
Connecting rod 12 Nm; 1.2 kg·m; 9 ft·lb
Flywheel 45 Nm; 4.6 kg·m; 33.2 ft·lb
Crankcase cover 23 Nm; 2.3 kg·m; 16.7 ft·lb
Intake manifold 7 Nm; 0.7 kg·m; 5 ft·lb
Oil drain plug 23 Nm; 2.3 kg·m; 16.7 ft·lb
Valve clearance lock nut 7 Nm; 0.7 kg·m; 5 ft·lb
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1 Comment

  1. je cherche ce moteur fcv 180 kawasaki neuf ou occasion pour ma debroussailleuse.
    merci de m’indiquer ou le commander ou bien le trouver
    je suis dans le var 83
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