Subaru-Robin EA190V

Subaru-Robin EA190VThe Subaru-Robin EA190V is a 189 cc (11.53 cu-in) single-cylinder air-cooled 4-stroke internal combustion general-purpose gasoline engine with vertical shaft manufactured by Industrial Products division of Subaru Corporation under the Subaru Industrial Power Products brand name (other names: Robin, Subaru-Robin and Wisconsin Robin).

The Subaru-Robin EA190V engine has an OHC (overhead camshaft) system with chain drive for optimized engine size and durability; hemispherical head with angled intake/exhaust valves; cast-iron cylinder line; float type carburetor; capacitance discharge type ignition system.

The cylinder bore is 68.0 mm (2.67 in) and the piston stroke is 52.0 mm (2.05 in), compression ratio rating is 9.0:1. The engine produced 5.5 HP (4.1 kW) at 3,600 rpm of maximum horsepower. Maximum torque is 11.2 N·m (1.1 kg·m, 8.3 ft·lb) at 2,500 rpm.

General information

Engine Specifications
Model EA190V
Type 4-stroke, OHC, single cylinder
Displacement 189 cm 3 (11.53 cu-in)
Max. horsepower 5.5 HP (4.1 kW) at 3,600 rpm
Max. torque (crank PTO) 11.2 N·m (1.1 kg·m, 8.3 ft·lb) at 2,400 rpm
Carburetor Float type
Cooling system Forced-air
Ignition system Сapacitance discharge type
Lubricating system Mechanical splashing
Starting system Recoil
Fuel used Unleaded gasoline (octane number 86 or higher)
Fuel tank capacity 1.2 L
PTO shaft rotation Counterclockwise (from PTO shaft side)

Dimensions and Weight

Length, mm (in) 425 (16.7)
Width, mm (in) 360 (14.2)
Height, mm (in) 290 (11.4)
Dry weight, kg (lb) 14.0 (30.9)

Cylinder Block and Head

Cylinder block
Compression ratio: 9.0:1
Bore x Stroke 68.0 mm X 52.0 mm (2.68 x 2.05 in)
Sleeve internal diameter 68.000-68.020 mm (2.6772-2.6779 in)
Piston skirt outer diameter 67.989-67.971 mm (2.6767-2.676 in)
Number of piston rings (compression / oil): 2 / 1
Ring side clearance Top/second 0.04-0.08 mm (0.0016-0.0031 in)
Ring end gap Top 0.13-0.28 mm (0.0051-0.011 in)
Second 0.20-0.40 mm (0.0079-0.0157 in)
Ring width Top 2.50-2.70 mm (0.0984-0.1063 in)
Second 2.60-2.80 mm (0.1024-0.1102 in)
Connecting rod small end ID 16.005-16.021 mm (0.6301-0.6307 in)
Connecting rod big end ID 30.000-30.018 mm (1.1811-1.1818 in)
Crankpin outer diameter 29.969-29.981 mm (1.1799-1.1804 in)
Cylinder Head
Warpage (limit) 0.10 mm (0.004 in)
Valve Arrangement: OHC
Valves: 2
Stem outer diameter (standard): INTAKE 5.440-5.455 mm (0.2142-0.2148 in)
EXHAUST 5.430-5.445 mm (0.2142-0.2148 in)
Spring free length 30.50 mm (1.2008 in)

Tightening torque specs

Tightening torque specs
Connecting rod bolt 13 Nm; 1.3 kg·m; 9.0 ft·lb
Cylinder head cover bolt 28 Nm; 2.86 kg·m; 20.66 ft·lb
Crankcase cover bolt 10 Nm; 1.0 kg·m; 7 ft·lb
Flywheel nut 64 Nm; 6.53 kg·m; 47.23 ft·lb
Value locking nut 8 Nm; 0.82 kg·m; 5.9 ft·lb

Service Information

Valve clearance
Intake valve 0.10-0.15 mm (0.0039-0.0059 in)
Exhaust valve 0.15-0.20 mm (0.0059-0.0079 in)
Oil system
Oil type 4-stroke or an equivalent (SE or SF)
Recommended oil SAE 10W-30, 10W-40
Oil capacity 0.6 L (0.63 US. qt)
Ignition system
Spark plug NGK: BPR7HS
Spark plug gap 0.6-0.7 mm (0.0236-0.0236 in)
Spark plug tightening torque 20 N·m (2.0 kg·m, 14 ft·lb)
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  1. Can I replace a Robin EC17 motor with a Subaru- Robin EA 190v motor and if we’ll will the engine mountings or holes be the same. Thanks

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