Kohler SV715

Kohler SV715The Kohler SV715 is a 725 cc, (44.2 cu·in) V-twin air-cooled four-stroke internal combustion gasoline engine from the Courage series, manufactured by Kohler Co.

The Kohler SV715 engine has an OHV (overhead valve) design, vertical PTO-shaft, and pressurized lubrication system. This engine is equipped with a carburetor with a fixed main jet and one of three ignition systems: Fixed Ignition System, Digital Spark Advance Ignition (DSAI), Digital Spark Advance Module (DSAM).

The cylinder bore is 83.0 mm (3.27 in) and the piston stroke is 67.0 mm (2.64 in). The compression ratio rating is 9.0:1. This engine produced 22.3 PS (16.4 KW; 22.0 HP) at 3,600 rpm of horsepower and 55.6 Nm (5.7 kg·m; 41.0 ft·lb) at 2,200 rpm of torque.

The breakdown of the engine code is as follows:

  • S – Courage series
  • V – Vertical PTO shaft
  • 715 – Numerical designation

General information

Engine Specifications
Model Courage SV715
Type 4-stroke, OHV, V-twin
Displacement 725 cm 3 (44.2 cu-in)
Max. horsepower 22.3 PS (16.4 KW; 22.0 HP) at 3,600 rpm
Max. torque 55.6 Nm (5.7 kg·m; 41.0 ft·lb) at 2,200 rpm
Fuel system Carburetor with a fixed main jet
Cooling system Forced-air
Ignition system Fixed Ignition System,
Digital Spark Advance Ignition (DSAI),
Digital Spark Advance Module (DSAM)
Lubricating system Pressurized lubrication
Starting system Electric starter
Fuel used Unleaded gasoline (octane number 86 or higher)
Fuel tank capacity

Cylinder Block and Head

Cylinder block
Compression ratio: 9.0:1
Bore x Stroke 83.0 X 67.0 mm (3.27 x 2.64 in)
Sleeve internal diameter 83.006-83.031 mm (3.2679-3.2689 in)
Number of piston rings (compression / oil): 2 / 1
Connecting rod small end ID 17.015-17.023 mm (0.6699-0.6702 in)
Piston pin outer diameter 16.995-17.000 mm (0.6691-0.6693 in)
Cylinder Head
Valve Arrangement: OHV
Valves: 4 (2 per cylinder)
Stem outer diameter: INTAKE 6.982-7.000 mm (0.2749-0.2756 in)
EXHAUST 6.970-6.988 mm (0.2744-0.2751 in)

Tightening torque specs

Tightening torque specs
Cylinder head bolt Step 1: 22.6 Nm (2.3 kg·m; 16.7 ft·lb)
Step 2: 41.8 Nm (4.3 kg·m; 30.8 ft·lb)
Flywheel 74.5 Nm (7.6 kg·m; 55.0 ft·lb)
Spark plug 27 Nm (2.75 kg·m; 20.0 ft·lb)

Service Information

Valve clearance
Intake valve clearance 0.101-0.152 mm (0.004-0.006 in)
Exhaust valve clearance 0.101-0.152 mm (0.004-0.006 in)
Oil system
Oil type API SJ or higher
Recommended oil SAE 10W-30
Oil capacity 1.6-1.8 L (1.7-1.9 US. qt, 1.4-1.6 Imp. qt.)
Ignition system
Spark plug Champion RC12YC
Spark plug gap 0.76 mm (0.030 in)
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1 Comment

  1. Ok! I understand. Was only looking for info if this engine has a steel sleeve in the cylinder. I think you answered the question. Thanks

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