The Kawasaki FH480V is a 0.47 l (472 cc, 28.8 cu-in) V-twin 90° air-cooled 4-stroke internal combustion small gasoline engine with vertical shaft, manufactured by Kawasaki Heavy Industries LTd., for general-purpose applications.
The FH480V has vertical PTO shaft; V-twin 90° design with cast iron cylinder liners and overhead valves (OHV). The engine is equipped with float type carburetor with fixed main jet; pulse type fuel pump and electronic spark ignition system. The Kawasaki FH480V uses a full pressure lubrication system with spin-on oil filter and dual element air cleaner.
The engine uses an automatic compression release (ACR) system and recoil or electric starter (12V solenoid shift starter or bendix starter are available as an option).
Cylinder bore and the piston stroke is 68 mm (2.68 in) and 65 mm (2.56 in), respectively. Compression ratio rating is 9.0:1. The Kawasaki FH480V produced 16.2 PS (11.9 kW; 16.0 HP) at 3,600 rpm and 37.9 Nm (3.9 kg·m; 28.0 ft·lb) at 2,400 rpm of torque.
|Type||4-stroke, OHV, V-twin 90°|
|Displacement||472 cm 3 (28.8 cu-in)|
|Max. horsepower||16.2 PS (11.9 KW; 16.0 HP) at 3,600 rpm|
|Max. torque (crank PTO)||37.9 Nm (3.9 kg·m; 28.0 ft·lb) at 2,400 rpm|
|Ignition system||Electronic spark ignition|
|Lubricating system||Full pressure with spin-on oil filter|
|Starting system||Recoil or electric starter|
|Charging system||12 Volt – 13A with regulator|
|Fuel used||Unleaded gasoline (octane number 86 or higher)|
|Fuel consumption||245 g/HPh|
|Cooling system||Pressurized forced circulation type|
Dimensions and Weight
|Length, mm (in)||421 (16.6)|
|Width, mm (in)||350 (13.8)|
|Height, mm (in)||325 (12.8)|
|Dry weight, kg (lb)||32 (70.5)|
Tightening torque specs
|Tightening torque specs||Cylinder head||25 Nm; 2.2 kg·m; 18.5 ft·lb|
|Connecting rod||6 Nm; 0.6 kg·m; 4.4 ft·lb|
|Flywheel||56 Nm; 5.7 kg·m; 41.3 ft·lb|
|Crankcase cover||25 Nm; 2.2 kg·m; 18.5 ft·lb|
|Intake manifold||7 Nm; 0.7 kg·m; 5.2 ft·lb|
|Valve clearance lock nut||7 Nm; 0.7 kg·m; 5.1 ft·lb|
|Maximum speed||3500 ± 100 rpm|
|Idle speed||1500 ± 100 rpm|
|Cylinder compression||4.0 kg/cm2 (56 psi) at 500 rpm|
|Intake valve||0.10-0.15 mm (0.004-0.006 in)|
|Exhaust valve||0.10-0.15 mm (0.004-0.006 in)|
|Oil type||4-stroke or an equivalent (SF, SG, SH, or SJ )|
|Recommended oil||SAE 10W-40, 10W-30, 5W-20|
|Oil capacity (with filter changed)||1.8 litre (1.9 US.qt.)|
|Spark plug||CHAMPION: RCJ8Y; NGK: BPMR6A|
|Spark plug gap||0.75 mm (0.029 in)|
|Spark plug tightening torque||22 Nm; 2.2 kg·m; 16.2 ft·lb|
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