Tecumseh VH60

The Tecumseh VH60 is a 221 cc (13.5 cu·in) single-cylinder air-cooled four-stroke internal combustion gasoline engine with vertical PTO-shaft, manufactured by Tecumseh.

The Tecumseh VH60 engine has an L-head (side valve) design, vertical PTO shaft, cast-iron cylinder block and cylinder head. This engine can be equipped with float type carburetor and magneto ignition system.

The cylinder bore is 66.67 mm (2.62 in) and the piston stroke is 63.5 mm (2.50 in). Compression ratio rating is 6.19:1.

This engine produced 6.1 PS (4.5 KW; 6.0 HP) at 3,600 rpm of max horsepower.

The breakdown of the engine code is as follows:

  • V – Vertical Heavy Duty (Cast Iron)
  • 60 – 6.0 HP

General information

Engine Specifications
Type4-stroke, L-head, single cylinder
Displacement221.7 cm3 (13.53 cu-in)
Max. horsepower6.1 PS (4.5 KW; 6.0 HP) at 3,600 rpm
Max. torque (crank PTO)
Fuel systemFloat type carburetor
Cooling systemForced-air
Ignition systemMagneto ignition system
Lubricating systemPressurized lubrication
Starting systemRecoil or electric starter
Fuel usedUnleaded gasoline (octane number 86 or higher)
Fuel tank capacity

Cylinder Block and Head

Cylinder block
Compression ratio6.19:1
Bore x Stroke66.67 X 63.5 mm (2.62 x 2.50 in)
Sleeve internal diameter66.675-66.700 mm (2.6250-2.6260 in)
Piston skirt outer diameter66.573-66.586 mm (2.6210-2.6215 in)
Number of piston rings (compression / oil):2 / 1
Ring groove side clearanceTop0.051-0.102 mm (0.002-0.004 in)
Second0.051-0.102 mm (0.002-0.004 in)
Oil0.051-0.102 mm (0.002-0.004 in)
Ring end gapTop0.254-0.508 mm (0.010-0.020 in)
Second0.254-0.508 mm (0.010-0.020 in)
Crankpin journal diameter26.962-26.975 mm (1.0615-1.0620 in)
Crank shaft main bearing diameter25.362-25.375 mm (0.9985-0.9990 in)
Cylinder Head
Valve Arrangement:L-head (sidevalve)
Valve seat width:1.067-1.321 mm (0.042-0.052 in)
Camshaft bearing:15.824-15.837 mm (0.6230-0.6235 in)

Tightening torque specs

Tightening torque specs
Cylinder head bolt22.5 Nm (2.3 kgf·m; 16.6 ft·lb)
Connecting rod bolts24.0 Nm (2.4 kgf·m; 17.7 ft·lb)
Flywheel nut54.0 Nm (5.5 kgf·m; 39.9 ft·lb)
Spark plug28.5 Nm (2.9 kgf·m; 21.0 ft·lb)

Service Information

Valve clearance
Intake valve clearance0.203 mm (0.008 in)
Exhaust valve clearance0.305 mm (0.012 in)
Oil system
Oil typeAPI SF, SJ
Recommended oilSAE 30, 10-W30
Oil capacity0.81 liters (0.86 US.qts, 0.71 Imp. qts)
Ignition system
Spark plugChampion RJ8C
Spark plug gap0.763 mm (0.030 in)
Author: Sergei Wers
About: Co-founder and CEO of a multi-brand auto repair shop (engine repair, chassis repair, body repair and painting) for over 15 years. I have been developing internet sites with technical specifications for more than seven years.

ATTENTION! Dear visitors, this site is not a trading platform, an official dealer or a spare parts supplier, so we do not have any price lists or spare parts catalogs. We are an information portal and provide the technical specifications of gasoline and diesel engines.

We try to use verified sources and official documentation, however, differences between sources or errors in entering information may occur. We do not provide advice on technical issues related to the engines operation or repair. We do not recommend using provided information for engines repairing engines or spare parts ordering, use only official service manuals and spare-parts catalogs.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.