Kawasaki FG230

Kawasaki FG230The Kawasaki FG230 is a 232 cc (14.16 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 FG230 engine has a cast-iron cylinder liner; two main ball bearings; float type carburetor with fixed main jet; flywheel magneto transistor type ignition system; mechanical governor and recoil starter with an automatic compression release. The engine uses a dual-element air cleaner and splashes lubrication system.

A 74.0 mm (2.91 in) cylinder bore and 54.0 mm (2.13 in) piston stroke give the motor a total of 232 cc of displacement. Compression ratio rating is 6.4:1. The Kawasaki FG230 motor produced 5.8 PS (4.3 kW; 5.8 HP) at 4,000 rpm of horsepower and 12.0 Nm (1.22 kg·m; 8.86 ft·lb) at 2,800 rpm of torque. The FG230G – 1/2 cam gear reduction.

General information

Engine Specifications
ModelFG230D / FG230G
Type4-stroke, single cylinder
Displacement232 cm 3 (14.2 cu-in)
Max. horsepower5.8 PS (4.3 KW; 5.8 HP) at 4,000 rpm
Max. torque (crank PTO)12.0 Nm (1.22 kg·m; 8.86 ft·lb) at 2,800 rpm
CarburetorFloat type with fixed main jet
Cooling systemForced-air
Ignition systemFlywheel magneto transistor type
Lubricating systemSplash
Starting systemRecoil starter
Stoping systemIgnition primary circuit ground
Fuel usedUnleaded gasoline (octane number 86 or higher)
Fuel tank capacity4.5 L (4.8 US qt)
Fuel consumption305 g/HPh
PTO shaft rotationCounterclockwise (from PTO shaft side)

Dimensions and Weight

Kawasaki FG230 D/G
Length356 mm (14.0 in)
Width357 mm (14.0 in)
Height401 mm (15.8 in)
Dry weight19.5 kg (43.0 lbs)

Service Information

Maximum speed4,000 ± 100 rpm
Idle speed1,600 ± 150 rpm
Oil system
Oil type4-stroke or an equivalent (SF, SG, SH, or SJ)
Recommended oilSAE 10W-30
Oil capacity0.7 L (0.7 US. qt)
Ignition system
Spark plugNGK: BP4HS
Spark plug gap0.7-0.8 mm (0.028-0.031 in)
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1 Comment

  1. Hi.
    I am Frank from IS FIRM in IRAN.
    We are manufacturer of Agricultural instruments in IRAN.
    We are looking for KAWASAKI FG230 gasoline engine. Can u introduce us supplier of Kawasaki FG230 gasoline engine??

    Looking forward for your reply.
    commercial manager
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