Kohler K160

Kohler K160The Kohler K160 is a 277 cc (16.9 cu·in) single-cylinder air-cooled four-stroke internal combustion gasoline engine from K-series, manufactured by Kohler Co.

The Kohler K160 engine has an aluminum cylinder head, cast-iron liners, and horizontal PTO-shaft. The engine used a carburetor fuel system, magneto ignition system and splash type lubrication. The cylinder bore is 74.62 mm (2.94 in) and the piston stroke is 63.50 mm (2.5 in).

This engine produced 6.7 PS (4.9 kW; 6.6 HP) at 3,600 rpm of horsepower and 13.2 Nm (1.35 kg·m; 9.7 ft·lb) at 3,600 rpm of torque.

The breakdown of the engine code is as follows:

  • K – K-series
  • 16 – Approximate daisplacement (cu·in)
  • Suffix (engine is available with the following options):
    P – Direct mounted;
    R – Reduction gear (6:1);
    S – Electric starter and generator;
    C – Clutch model;

General information

Engine Specifications
Type4-stroke, L-head, single cylinder
Displacement277 cm 3 (16.9 cu-in)
Max. horsepower6.7 PS (4.9 kW; 6.6 HP) at 3,600 rpm
Max. torque (crank PTO)13.2 Nm (1.35 kg·m; 9.7 ft·lb) at 3,600 rpm
Fuel systemCarburetor
Cooling systemForced-air
Ignition systemMagneto ignition system
Lubricating systemSplash type
Starting systemRecoil or electric starter
Fuel usedUnleaded gasoline (octane number 86 or higher)
Fuel tank capacity

Cylinder Block and Head

Cylinder block
Compression ratio:
Bore x Stroke74.62 X 63.50 mm (2.94 x 2.50 in)
Number of piston rings (compression / oil):2 / 1
Cylinder Head
Valve Arrangement:L-head (sidevalve)

Service Information

Max speed3,600 rpm
Oil system
Oil typeAPI SF or SG
Recommended oil Summer: SAE 30W
Winter: SAE 5W-20, 5W-30
Oil capacity2 1/2 pts.
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