The Kawasaki FC290V is a 286 cc (17.45 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 FC290V engine has an OHV (overhead valve) design; cast-iron cylinder liner; reciprocating balancer; float type carburetor with fixed main jet; flywheel magneto transistor type ignition system; mechanical governor; low tone muffler; recoil starter with an automatic compression release. The engine could be equipped with an electric starter and 12V (3A, 5A or 13A) charging coil. The engine uses a semi cyclone-type air cleaner with a dual element and splash type lubrication system.
Bore and stroke are 78.0 mm (3.07 in) and 60.0 mm (2.36 in), respectively. Compression ratio rating is 8.4:1. The Kawasaki FC290V motor produced 9.1 PS (6.7 kW; 9 HP) at 3,600 rpm of horsepower and 18.7 Nm (1.91 kg·m; 13.8 ft·lb) at 2,400 rpm of torque.
|Type||4-stroke, OHV, single cylinder|
|Displacement||286 cm 3 (17.45 cu-in)|
|Max. horsepower||9.1 PS (6.7 KW; 9 HP) at 3,600 rpm|
|Max. torque||18.7 Nm (1.91 kg·m; 13.8 ft·lb) ta 2,400 rpm|
|Carburetor||Float type with fixed main jet|
|Ignition system||Flywheel magneto transistor type|
|Starting system||Recoil or electric starter|
|Fuel used||Unleaded gasoline (octane number 86 or higher)|
|Fuel tank capacity||2.2 L (2.3 US qt)|
|Fuel consumption||265 g/HPh|
|PTO shaft rotation||Counterclockwise (from PTO shaft side)|
Dimensions and Weight
|Length||453 mm (17.8 in)|
|Width||363 mm (14.3 in)|
|Height||394 mm (15.5 in)|
|Dry weight||21.6 kg (57.5 lbs)|
|Maximum speed||3,600 ± 100 rpm|
|Idle speed||1,500 ± 150 rpm|
|Cylinder compression||5.0 kg/cm2 (70 psi)|
|Intake valve||0.15 mm (0.006 in)|
|Exhaust valve||0.15 mm (0.006 in)|
|Oil type||4-stroke or an equivalent (SF, SE, SD)|
|Recommended oil||SAE 10W-30, 10W-40|
|Oil capacity||1.1 L (1.2 US. qt)|
|Spark plug||NGK: BPR5ES; CHAMPION: RN11YC;|
|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||24 Nm; 2.4 kg·m; 17.7 ft·lb|
|Connecting rod||20 Nm; 2.0 kg·m; 14.7 ft·lb|
|Flywheel||86 Nm; 8.7 kg·m; 63.5 ft·lb|
|Crankcase cover||26 Nm; 2.6 kg·m; 19.2 ft·lb|
|Oil drain plug||23 Nm; 2.3 kg·m; 16.7 ft·lb|
|Valve clearance lock nut||20 Nm; 2.0 kg·m; 14.7 ft·lb|
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Kawasaki FC290V where is the oil filter? I’ve looked at schematics and torn my John Deere GX75 apart looking for it. Does a splash lubricating engine not have an oil filter?
Got the exact same model as you and I can confirm there’s no oil filter.
No splash does not have an oil filter