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Honda Horizontal OHC Engine — 160cc, GC Series, 3/4in. x 2 7/16in. Shaft, Model# GC160LAQHA1

Honda Horizontal OHC Engine — 160cc, GC Series, 3/4in. x 2 7/16in. Shaft, Model# GC160LAQHA1

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Honda 160cc premium residential, horizontal shaft engine features overhead cam technology. The GC Series is incredibly quiet and utilizes the world's first internal timing belt. Honda has taken their technology one step further with the development of the GC Series, a line of rugged, powerful and economical overhead cam engines designed specifically for home-use and recreational applications. Common applications: pressure washers, compressors, log splitters and chipper/shredders.

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  •  (1) Engine, Model# GC160LAQHA1

Features + Benefits

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  • Honda 160cc OHC air-cooled, 4-stroke, horizontal engine
  • Compact and lightweight design
  •  Compact combustion chamber, overhead cam design and uniblock construction to reduce fuel consumption
  •  Powerful torque across a wide RPM range to help reduce engine speed drop from sudden load increases
  •  Tough resin overhead cam for durability and low noise level
  •  Internal timing belt for quiet operation
  •  Easy access oil drain and fill
  •  Dura-Lube system for superior engine lubrication
  •  Easily accessible spark plug
  • 50-state compliant engine

Key Specs

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Item#43499
Ship Weight27.0 lbs
Engine Displacement (cc)160
Start TypeRecoil
ApplicationAir compressor, pressure washer, log splitter, chipper/shredder
Engine TypeGC series OHC premium residential-duty
Rated Power (HP)4.6
Torque (ft./lbs.)6.9 @ 2,500 RPM
Shaft OutputHorizontal
CrankshaftQ-type
Shaft Diameter (in.)3/4
Shaft Length (in.)2 7/16
Shaft Keyway (in.)3/16
Shaft End Tapped (Diameter (in.)/Threads per inch)5/16–24
Shaft Rotation (From PTO Shaft Side)Counterclockwise
PTO Height (in.)4 11/64
Bearing TypeStandard
Cylinders (qty.)1
Cylinder BoreAluminum alloy
Bore x Stroke (in.)2.5 x 2
Compression Ratio8.5:1
Cooling SystemAir cooled
Air Cleaner TypeDry (paper)
Fuel TankStandard
Fuel TypeGasoline
Fuel Tank Capacity (qt.)1 9/10
Fuel PumpYes
Fuel FilterYes
Oil Capacity (qt.)3/5
Lubrication SystemForced splash
Low Oil AlertNo
Ignition SystemElectronic
Governor SystemCentrifugal mechanical
CarburetorFloat
Throttle ControlRemote
Choke ControlRemote
Max. RPM3,600
Muffler IncludedYes

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Engine Displacement (cc)
160 163 200 163 270
Start Type
Recoil Recoil Recoil Recoil Recoil
Application Air compressor, pressure washer, log splitter, chipper/shredder Pressure washer, compressor, log splitter, chipper/shredder Pressure washer, compressor, log splitter Cement mixer Chipper, shredder, pressure washer, compressor
Engine Type GC series OHC premium residential-duty GX series OHV commercial-duty GX series OHV commercial-duty GX series OHV commercial-duty GX series OHV commercial-duty
Rated Power (HP)
4.6 4.8 - 4.8 7.1
Torque (ft./lbs.)
6.9 @ 2,500 RPM 7.60 at 2,500 RPM 9.10 at 2,500 RPM 7.60 at 2,500 RPM 11.30 @ 2,500 RPM
Shaft Output
Horizontal Horizontal Horizontal Horizontal Horizontal
Crankshaft Q-type Q-type Q-type H type Q-type
Shaft Diameter (in.) 3/4 3/4 3/4 3/4 1
Shaft Length (in.) 2 7/16 2 7/16 2 7/16 2 3/32 3 31/64
Shaft Keyway (in.)
3/16 3/16 4.78mm x 4.78mm x 38mm 1/4 1/4
Shaft End Tapped (Diameter (in.)/Threads per inch) 5/16–24 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 4 11/64 5 1/4
Bearing Type Standard Ball - - -
Cylinders (qty.)
1 1 1 1 1
Cylinder Bore
Aluminum alloy Cast iron Cast iron Cast iron Cast iron
Bore x Stroke (in.)
2.5 x 2 2.7 x 1.8 2.7 x 2.1 2.7 x 1.8 2.9 x 2.3
Compression Ratio
8.5:1 8.5:1 8.5:1 8.5:1 8.2:1
Cooling System
Air cooled Air cooled Air cooled Air cooled Air cooled
Air Cleaner Type
Dry (paper) Dual element Dual element Dual element Dual element
Fuel Tank Standard Standard (White) Standard Standard (White) Standard (White)
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline
Fuel Tank Capacity (qt.)
1 9/10 3.3 3.3 3.3 5.6
Fuel Pump Yes - - - -
Fuel Filter
Yes - - - Fuel tank filler neck strainer
Oil Capacity (qt.)
3/5 0.63 0.63 0.63 1.16
Lubrication System
Forced splash Forced splash Forced splash Forced splash Forced splash
Low Oil Alert
No - Yes - Yes
Low Oil Shutdown
- 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 Float, external vent Float Float, external vent Float, external vent
Throttle Control
Remote Remote (wire) Remote (cable) Remote (wire) Remote (wire)
Choke Control
Remote Manual Manual Manual Manual
Max. RPM
3,600 3,600 3,600 3,600 3,600
Muffler Included
Yes Yes, (standard) Standard, spark arrester Yes, (standard) Standard, exhaust pipe protector, spark arrestor, deflector
Auto Compression Release
- Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bolt Circle (in.)
- 3 5/8 3 5/8 3 5/8 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
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
EPA/CARB Approval (California Air Resource Board)
- Yes Yes Yes Yes