Kawasaki FE170

Kawasaki FE170The Kawasaki FE170 is a 171 cc (10.44 cu-in) single-cylinder air-cooled 4-stroke internal combustion small gasoline engine with horizontal shaft manufactured by Kawasaki Heavy Industries LTd., for general-purpose applications.

The FE170 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 and recoil starter with automatic compression release (electric starter was available as an option). The engine uses dual-element air cleaner or oil bath type air cleaner as an option.

It has a 66.0 mm (2.6 in) cylinder bore and 50.0 mm (1.97 in) piston stroke. Compression ratio rating is 8.5:1. The Kawasaki FE170 motor produced 5.6 PS (4.1 kW; 5.5 HP) at 3,600 rpm of horsepower and 11.0 Nm (1.12 kg·m; 8.12 ft·lb) at 2,800 rpm of torque. The FE170G – 1/2 cam gear reduction.

General information

Engine Specifications
Model FE170D / FE170G
Type 4-stroke, OHV, single cylinder
Displacement 171 cm 3 (10.44 cu-in)
Max. horsepower 5.6 PS (4.1 KW; 5.5 HP) at 3,600 rpm
Max. torque (crank PTO) 11.0 Nm (1.12 kg·m; 8.12 ft·lb) ta 2,800 rpm
Carburetor Float type with fixed main jet
Cooling system Forced-air
Ignition system Flywheel magneto transistor type
Lubricating system Splash with low oil shut-off system
Starting system Recoil or electric starter
Stoping system Ignition primary circuit ground
Fuel used Unleaded gasoline (octane number 86 or higher)
Fuel tank capacity 3.4 L (3.6 US qt)
Fuel consumption 250 g/HPh
PTO shaft rotation Counterclockwise (from PTO shaft side)

Dimensions and Weight

Kawasaki FE170 D/G
Length 300 mm (11.8 in)
Width 354 mm (13.9 in)
Height 370 mm (14.6 in)
Dry weight 16.8 kg (37.0 lbs)

Tightening torque specs

Tightening torque specs
Connecting rod bolt 12 Nm; 1.2 kg·m; 9 ft·lb
Cylinder head bolt 25 Nm; 2.5 kg·m; 17 ft·lb
Flywheel nut 64 Nm; 6.5 kg·m; 47 ft·lb
Rocker arm lock nut 7 Nm; 0.7 kg·m; 6 ft·lb
Crankcase cover 22 Nm; 2.2 kg·m; 16 ft·lb
Oil drain plug 32 Nm; 3.3 kg·m; 24 ft·lb
Spark plug 23 Nm; 2.3 kg·m; 17 ft·lb

Service Information

Engine
Maximum speed 4,000 ± 100 rpm
Idle speed 1,600 ± 150 rpm
Cylinder compression 3.0-4.0 kg/cm2 (42-57 psi) at 600 rpm
Valve clearance
Intake valve clearance 0.12 mm (0.0047 in)
Exhaust valve clearance 0.12 mm (0.0047 in)
Oil system
Oil type 4-stroke or an equivalent (SF, SG, SH, or SJ)
Recommended oil SAE 10W-30
Oil capacity 0.6 L (0.63 US. qt, 0.53 Imp. qt.)
Ignition system
Spark plug NGK: BP5ES
Spark plug gap 0.7-0.8 mm (0.028-0.031 in)
Ignition coil air gap 0.3 mm (0.012 in)
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