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Honda Horizontal OHV Engine with Electric Start — 270cc, GX Series, 1in. x 3 31/64in. Shaft, Model# GX240UT2QAE2

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The Honda 270cc GX Series OHV commercial-grade engine is designed for the most demanding commercial applications. It has set an industry standard for reliability and durability. Overhead Valve design offers cooler, fuel-efficient operation and cast iron cylinder sleeve provides longer service life. The GX is reliable, easy starting and quiet running. Meets EPA and CARB emission levels standards. This legendary engine has earned the reputation as the preferred engine for construction equipment. Common applications include pressure washers, compressors, go-karts, log splitters and chipper/shredders.

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  • (1) Engine, Model# GX240UT1QAE2

Features + Benefits

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  • Automatic decompression for easy starting
  • Heavy-duty ball bearing supported crankshaft
  • Double walled heavy-duty tank with in tank fuel strainer
  • Does not include battery cables
  • 50-state compliant engine

Key Specs

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Item#60863
Ship Weight75.0 lbs
Engine Displacement (cc)270
Start TypeElectric w/recoil backup
ApplicationPressure washer, compressor, log splitter
Engine TypeGX series OHV–commercial duty
Rated Power (HP)7.1
Torque (ft./lbs.)11.30 @ 2,500 RPM
Shaft OutputHorizontal
CrankshaftQ-type
Shaft Diameter (in.)1
Shaft Length (in.)3 31/64
Shaft Keyway (in.)1/4
Shaft Rotation (From PTO Shaft Side)Counterclockwise
PTO Height (in.)5 1/4
Cylinders (qty.)1
Cylinder BoreCast iron
Bore x Stroke (in.)2.9 x 2.3
Compression Ratio8.2:1
Cooling SystemAir cooled
Air Cleaner TypeDual element
Fuel TankStandard (White)
Fuel TypeGasoline
Fuel Tank Capacity (qt.)5.6
Fuel FilterFuel tank filler neck strainer
Oil Capacity (qt.)1.16
Lubrication SystemForced splash
Low Oil AlertYes
Low Oil ShutdownYes
Ignition SystemElectronic
Governor SystemCentrifugal mechanical
CarburetorFloat, external vent
Throttle ControlRemote (wire)
Choke ControlManual
Max. RPM3,600
Charging System Amps3
Muffler IncludedStandard, exhaust pipe protector, spark arrestor, deflector
Auto Compression ReleaseYes
Bolt Circle (in.)5, 6 1/2
Mounting Base L x W (in.)7 11/16 x 3 3/16 to 3 11/16
Dimensions L x W x H (in.)15 x 16 7/8 x 16 1/8
EPA/CARB Approval (California Air Resource Board)Yes

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Honda Horizontal OHV Engine with Electric Start — 270cc, GX Series, 1in. x 3 31/64in. Shaft, Model# GX240UT2QAE2 The price is $729.99.
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Item# 60863
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Engine Displacement (cc)
163 200 163 270 270
Start Type
Recoil Recoil Recoil Recoil Electric w/recoil backup
Application Pressure washer, compressor, log splitter, chipper/shredder Pressure washer, compressor, log splitter Cement mixer Chipper, shredder, pressure washer, compressor Pressure washer, compressor, log splitter
Engine Type GX series OHV–commercial duty GX series OHV–commercial duty GX series OHV–commercial duty GX series OHV–commercial duty GX series OHV–commercial duty
Rated Power (HP)
4.8 - 4.8 7.1 7.1
Torque (ft./lbs.)
7.60 at 2,500 RPM 9.10 at 2,500 RPM 7.60 at 2,500 RPM 11.30 @ 2,500 RPM 11.30 @ 2,500 RPM
Shaft Output
Horizontal Horizontal Horizontal Horizontal Horizontal
Crankshaft Q-type Q-type H type Q-type Q-type
Shaft Diameter (in.) 3/4 3/4 3/4 1 1
Shaft Length (in.) 2 7/16 2 7/16 2 3/32 3 31/64 3 31/64
Shaft Keyway (in.)
3/16 4.78mm x 4.78mm x 38mm 1/4 1/4 1/4
Shaft End Tapped (Diameter (in.)/Threads per inch) 5/16–24 - - 7/16–20 -
Shaft Rotation (From PTO Shaft Side) Counterclockwise Counterclockwise Counterclockwise Counterclockwise Counterclockwise
Gear Reduction - - H type 6:1 - -
PTO Height (in.)
4 11/64 4 11/64 4 11/64 5 1/4 5 1/4
Bearing Type Ball - - - -
Cylinders (qty.)
1 1 1 1 1
Cylinder Bore
Cast iron Cast iron Cast iron Cast iron Cast iron
Bore x Stroke (in.)
2.7 x 1.8 2.7 x 2.1 2.7 x 1.8 2.9 x 2.3 2.9 x 2.3
Compression Ratio
8.5:1 8.5:1 8.5:1 8.2:1 8.2:1
Cooling System
Air cooled Air cooled Air cooled Air cooled Air cooled
Air Cleaner Type
Dual element Dual element Dual element Dual element Dual element
Fuel Tank Standard (White) Standard Standard (White) Standard (White) Standard (White)
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline
Fuel Tank Capacity (qt.)
3.3 3.3 3.3 5.6 5.6
Fuel Filter
- - - Fuel tank filler neck strainer Fuel tank filler neck strainer
Oil Capacity (qt.)
0.63 0.63 0.63 1.16 1.16
Lubrication System
Forced splash Forced splash Forced splash Forced splash Forced splash
Low Oil Alert
- Yes - Yes Yes
Low Oil Shutdown
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ignition System
Electronic Electronic Electronic Electronic Electronic
Governor System
Centrifugal mechanical Centrifugal mechanical Centrifugal mechanical Centrifugal mechanical Centrifugal mechanical
Carburetor
Float, external vent Float Float, external vent Float, external vent Float, external vent
Throttle Control
Remote (wire) Remote (cable) Remote (wire) Remote (wire) Remote (wire)
Choke Control
Manual Manual Manual Manual Manual
Max. RPM
3,600 3,600 3,600 3,600 3,600
Charging System Amps - - - - 3
Muffler Included
Yes, (standard) Standard, spark arrester Yes, (standard) Standard, exhaust pipe protector, spark arrestor, deflector Standard, exhaust pipe protector, spark arrestor, deflector
Auto Compression Release
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bolt Circle (in.)
3 5/8 3 5/8 3 5/8 5, 6 1/2 5, 6 1/2
Mounting Base L x W (in.)
6 3/8 x 3 5/32 to 3 11/32 6 3/8 x 3 5/32 to 3 11/32 6 3/8 x 3 5/32 to 3 11/32 7 11/16 x 3 3/16 to 3 11/16 7 11/16 x 3 3/16 to 3 11/16
Dimensions L x W x H (in.)
12 x 13 3/8 x 12 1/2 12 5/8 x 14 13/16 x 13 3/16 12 x 13 3/8 x 12 1/2 15 x 16 7/8 x 16 1/8 15 x 16 7/8 x 16 1/8
EPA/CARB Approval (California Air Resource Board)
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes