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
Type4-stroke, OHV, single cylinder
Displacement182 cm 3 (11.1 cu-in)
Max. horsepower6.1 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
CarburetorFloat type with fixed main jet
Cooling systemForced-air
Ignition systemFlywheel magneto transistor type
Lubricating systemSplash
Starting systemRecoil starter
Fuel usedUnleaded gasoline (octane number 86 or higher)
Fuel tank capacity2.4 L (2.5 US qt)
Fuel consumption260 g/HPh
PTO shaft rotationCounterclockwise (from PTO shaft side)

Dimensions and Weight

Kawasaki FC180V
Length385 mm (15.2 in)
Width327 mm (12.9 in)
Height359 mm (14.2 in)
Dry weight15.5 kg (34.2 lbs)

Service Information

Maximum speed3,600 ± 100 rpm
Idle speed1,500 ± 150 rpm
Cylinder compression4.5 kg/cm2 (64 psi)
Valve clearance
Intake valve0.12 mm (0.0047 in)
Exhaust valve0.12 mm (0.0047 in)
Oil system
Oil type4-stroke or an equivalent (SF, SE, SD)
Recommended oilSAE 10W-30, 10W-40
Oil capacity0.7 L (0.7 US. qt)
Ignition system
Spark plugNGK: BPR5ES
Spark plug gap0.7-0.8 mm (0.028-0.031 in)
Ignition coil air gap0.3 mm (0.012 in)

Tightening torque specs

Tightening torque specs
Cylinder head23 Nm; 2.3 kg·m; 16.7 ft·lb
Connecting rod12 Nm; 1.2 kg·m; 9 ft·lb
Flywheel45 Nm; 4.6 kg·m; 33.2 ft·lb
Crankcase cover23 Nm; 2.3 kg·m; 16.7 ft·lb
Intake manifold7 Nm; 0.7 kg·m; 5 ft·lb
Oil drain plug23 Nm; 2.3 kg·m; 16.7 ft·lb
Valve clearance lock nut7 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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