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Honda V-Twin Horizontal OHV Engine with Electric Start – 688cc, GX Series, 5/16in. – 24 tap x 3in. taper, Model# GX630RVZA

Item# 55396
Honda V-Twin Horizontal OHV Engine with Electric Start – 688cc, GX Series, 5/16in. – 24 tap x 3in. taper, Model# GX630RVZA

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  • Generator tapered shaft; 24 x 3in. taper
  • 688cc air-cooled, 4-stroke OHV engine with electric start
  • Improved air cleaning allows you to wait 5 times longer between filter changes
  •  Digital CDI ignition coil ensures improved fuel economy and lowered emissions
  • 50-state compliant engine
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Product Summary

The Honda V-Twin Horizontal OHV Engine with Electric Start displays years of dedication to innovation, giving you plenty of reasons to insist on the new Honda GX630 V-Twin model. There's superior engine design, with a 90° configuration that reduces vibration and allows a compact footprint. There's superior construction, with a forged steel crankshaft and an integrated cylinder head. Fewer parts means better durability. There's a digital CDI ignition coil that ensures improved fuel economy and lowered emissions. There's even improved air cleaning, meaning that you can wait 5 times longer between filter changes. Honda even gives their engines a 3-year limited warranty. Ideal for use with generators.

What's Included
  • (1) Engine, Model# GX630RVZA

Features + Benefits

  • Generator tapered shaft; 24 x 3in. taper
  • 688cc air-cooled, 4-stroke OHV engine with electric start
  • Improved air cleaning allows you to wait 5 times longer between filter changes
  •  Digital CDI ignition coil ensures improved fuel economy and lowered emissions
  • 50-state compliant engine
Key Specs
Item# 55396
Brand Honda Engines
Manufacturer's Warranty 3 year limited warranty
Ship Weight 110.0 lbs
Engine Displacement (cc) 688
Start Type Electric
Application Generator
Engine Type GX series OHV V-Twin commercial-duty
Net Power Output (HP) 20.8 (15.5 kW) at 3,600 RPM
Net Torque (lbs./ft.) 35.6 (48.3 Nm) at 2,500 RPM
Shaft Output Horizontal
Crankshaft V-type
Shaft Diameter (in.) Tapered
Shaft Length (in.) 3
Shaft End Tapped (Diameter (in.)/Threads per inch) 5/16–24, UNF2B
Shaft Rotation (From PTO Shaft Side) Counterclockwise
Gear Reduction No
PTO Height (in.) 5 1/4
Bearing Type Ball bearing
Cylinders (qty.) 2
Cylinder Bore Integrated
Bore x Stroke (in.) 3.1 x 2.8
Compression Ratio 9.3:1
Cooling System Air cooled
Air Cleaner Type Dual element/Cylindrical
Fuel Tank Not included
Fuel Type Gasoline
Fuel Pump Boost type
Fuel Filter Yes
Oil Capacity (qt.) 2
Lubrication System Full pressure
Low Oil Alert Yes
Low Oil Shutdown No
Ignition System Electonic, Digital CDI w/variable ignition timing
Governor System Mechanical
Carburetor 2-barrel, fuel cut solenoid, inner vent
Throttle Control Manual
Choke Control Manual
Max. RPM 3,600
Charging System Amps 2.7
Muffler Included No
Flywheel Brake No
Auto Compression Release Yes
Bolt Circle (in.) 5, 6 1/2, 7 3/4
Mounting Base L x W (in.) 7 11/16 x 3 25/64–4 21/32
Dimensions L x W x H (in.) 15 7/8 x 16 1/8 x 17 3/16
EPA/CARB Approval (California Air Resource Board) Yes
Product Weight (lbs.) 110

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Engine Displacement (cc)
688 688 688 688 688
Start Type
Electric start Electric Electric, shift type Electric Electric
Application Concrete saw, pressure washer, chipper/shredder, trencher, vibratory roller, ride-on cement trowel Generator Lawn tractor, mower, utility vehicle, concrete saw, pressure washer, chipper/shredder, trencher, vibratory roller, ride-on cement trowel Pressure washer, lawn/garden equipment, generator, small vehicle, water pump Grain auger/elevator, pressure washer, semi-trailer w/power pack
Engine Type GX series OHV V-Twin commercial-duty GX series OHV V-Twin commercial-duty GX series OHV V-Twin commercial-duty GX series OHV V-Twin GX series OHV V-Twin
Net Power Output (HP) 20.8 (15.5 kW) at 3,600 RPM 20.8 (15.5 kW) at 3,600 RPM 21.5 (16.0 kW) at 3,600 RPM 22.1 (16.5 kW) at 3,600 RPM 22.1 (16.5 kW) at 3,600 RPM
Net Torque (lbs./ft.) 35.6 (48.3 Nm) at 2,500 RPM 35.6 (48.3 Nm) at 2,500 RPM 35.6 (48.3 Nm) at 2,500 RPM 35.6 (48.3 Nm) at 2,500 RPM 35.6 (48.3 Nm) at 2,500 RPM
Shaft Output
Horizontal Horizontal Horizontal Horizontal Horizontal
Crankshaft Q-type V-type T type T type T type
Shaft Diameter (in.) 1 Tapered 1 1/8 1 1/8 1 1/8
Shaft Length (in.) 2 29/32 3 3.55 2 29/32 3.55
Shaft Keyway (in.)
1/4, (Key size 6.3mm x 50mm) - 1/4, (Key size 6.3mm x 70mm) 1/4 (key size 6.3mm x 70mm) 1/4 (key size 6.3mm x 70mm)
Shaft End Tapped (Diameter (in.)/Threads per inch) 3/8–24, UNF2B 5/16–24, UNF2B 7/16–20, UNF2B 7/16–20, UNF2B 7/16–20, UNF2B
Shaft Rotation (From PTO Shaft Side) Counterclockwise Counterclockwise Counterclockwise Counterclockwise Counterclockwise
Gear Reduction - No - - -
PTO Height (in.) 5 1/4 5 1/4 5 1/4 5 1/4 -
Bearing Type
- Ball bearing - Ball bearing Ball bearing
Cylinders (qty.)
2 2 2 2 2
Cylinder Bore
Integrated Integrated Integrated Integrated Integrated
Bore x Stroke (in.)
3.1 x 2.8 3.1 x 2.8 3.1 x 2.8 78 x 72 3.1 x 2.8
Compression Ratio
9.3:1 9.3:1 9.3:1 9.3:1 9.3:1
Cooling System
Air cooled Air cooled Air cooled Air cooled Air cooled
Air Cleaner Type
Dual element/cylindrical Dual element/Cylindrical Dual element/cylindrical Dual element Dual element
Fuel Tank Not included Not included Not included No No
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline Gas Gas
Fuel Pump
Boost type Boost type Boost type Boost type Boost type
Fuel Filter - Yes - Fuel strainer -
Oil Capacity (qt.)
2 2 2 2.1 2
Lubrication System
Full pressure Full pressure Full pressure Forced lubrication Full pressure
Low Oil Alert
Yes Yes - No Yes
Low Oil Shutdown
- No - No No
Ignition System
Electonic, digital CDI w/variable ignition timing Electonic, Digital CDI w/variable ignition timing Electonic, digital CDI w/variable ignition timing Electrical, digital CDI w/variable ignition timing Electrical, digital CDI w/variable ignition timing
Governor System
Mechanical Mechanical Mechanical Mechanical Mechanical
Carburetor
2-barrel, fuel cut solenoid, inner vent 2-barrel, fuel cut solenoid, inner vent 2-barrel, fuel cut solenoid, inner vent Horizontal, two-barrel butterfly valve, internal vent (2) Barrel, fuel cut solenoid, inner vent
Throttle Control
Manual Manual Remote (wire) Remote Manual
Choke Control
Manual Manual Remote (wire) Remote Manual
Max. RPM
3,600 3,600 3,600 3,600 3,600
Charging System Amps 2.7 2.7 20 20 20
Muffler Included
Not included No Not included No No
Flywheel Brake
No No No No No
Auto Compression Release - Yes - Yes -
Bolt Circle (in.)
5, 6 1/2, 7 3/4 5, 6 1/2, 7 3/4 5, 6 1/2, 7 3/4 5, 6 1/2, 7 3/4 5, 6 1/2, 7 3/4
Mounting Base L x W (in.)
7 11/16 x 3 25/64–4 21/32 7 11/16 x 3 25/64–4 21/32 7 11/16 x 3 25/64–4 21/32 7 11/16 x 3 25/64–4 21/32 7 11/16 x 3 25/64–4 21/32
Dimensions L x W x H (in.)
15 7/8 x 16 1/8 x 17 3/16 15 7/8 x 16 1/8 x 17 3/16 15 7/8 x 16 1/8 x 17 3/16 15 9/10 x 16 1/10 x 17 1/5 16 x 18 x 18
EPA/CARB Approval (California Air Resource Board)
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Product Weight (lbs.) - 110 - - -