Kawasaki FC400V

Kawasaki FC400VThe Kawasaki FC400V is a 404 cc (24.65 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 FC400V 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 charging coil with rectifier or 12V-13A charging coil with a regulator. The engine uses a semi cyclone-type air cleaner with a dual element and pressurized lubrication system.

Bore and stroke are 87.0 mm (3.43 in) and 68.0 mm (2.68 in), respectively. Compression ratio rating is 8.4:1. The Kawasaki FC400V motor produced 13.2 PS (9.7 kW; 13.0 HP) at 3,600 rpm of horsepower.

General information

Engine Specifications
Type4-stroke, OHV, single cylinder
Displacement404 cm 3 (24.65 cu-in)
Max. horsepower13.2 PS (9.7 KW; 13.0 HP) at 3,600 rpm
Max. torque
CarburetorFloat type with fixed main jet
Cooling systemForced-air
Ignition systemFlywheel magneto transistor type
Lubricating systemPressurized
Starting systemRecoil or electric starter
Fuel usedUnleaded gasoline (octane number 86 or higher)
Fuel tank capacity
Fuel consumption
PTO shaft rotationCounterclockwise (from PTO shaft side)

Dimensions and Weight

Kawasaki FC400V
Length448 mm (17.6 in)
Width453 mm (17.8 in)
Height358 mm (14.0 in)
Dry weight35.2 kg (77.5 lbs)

Service Information

Maximum speed3,300 ± 100 rpm
Idle speed1,500 ± 150 rpm
Cylinder compression5.0 kg/cm2 (70 psi)
Valve clearance
Intake valve0.15 mm (0.006 in)
Exhaust valve0.15 mm (0.006 in)
Oil system
Oil type4-stroke or an equivalent (SF, SE, SD)
Recommended oilSAE 10W-30, 10W-40
Oil capacity1.3 L (1.4 US. qt)
Ignition system
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 head52 Nm; 5.2 kg·m; 38.3 ft·lb
Connecting rod20 Nm; 2.0 kg·m; 14.7 ft·lb
Flywheel137 Nm; 14 kg·m; 101 ft·lb
Crankcase cover26 Nm; 2.6 kg·m; 19.2 ft·lb
Oil drain plug23 Nm; 2.3 kg·m; 16.7 ft·lb
Valve clearance lock nut20 Nm; 2.0 kg·m; 14.7 ft·lb
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