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Honda Horizontal OHV Engine — 163cc, GX Series, 3/4in. x 2 7/16in. Shaft, Model# GX160UT2QX2

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The Honda 163cc GX Series OHV Commercial-Grade Horizontal 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, log splitters and chipper/shredders.

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Genuine Honda Performance

Genuine Honda Performance

Honda's Experience Counts

There are many reasons to insist on genuine Honda engines — reasons like less down time, lower costs of ownership and better performance. As the world's largest engine manufacturer, Honda offers more engine experience than anyone, experience born on racetracks and roadways around the globe. Honda has a well-earned reputation for engine quality and performance. When you choose a Honda engine, or a product powered by Honda, you know what you're getting: an engine you can count on, now and in the future.

Commercial-Grade Honda GX Series

The Honda GX Series OHV commercial-grade engine is designed to perform in the most demanding commercial applications and has set the industry standard for reliability and durability. It's the preferred engine for construction equipment, pressure washers, compressors, go-karts, log splitters and more.

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Superior Performance

Better fuel efficiency. Higher power output. Quieter performance. Easier use. No matter how you define superior engine performance, Honda engines set the standard, with best-in-class engineering and technology.

Legendary Easy Starting

Honda engines are renowned for being consistently easy to start. With a unique automatic mechanical decompression system, heavy-duty recoil ropes and advanced variable ignition timing, Honda engines are designed with quick, easy starts in mind.

Environmental Focus

Honda is committed to producing one engine for use in all 50 states. Honda engines meet the new, more stringent CARB emission requirements, and will be ready for the future lower EPA and CARB standards as they are introduced. Additionally, Honda engines meet CARB exhaust emission requirements without the use of a catalytic converter.

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Superior Reliability and Quality

Honda sets the standard for reliable, hard-working engines, built with high-quality components designed for optimum performance in the harshest environments. Honda stands behind its engines with an industry-leading 3-year limited commercial warranty on all GX engines 100cc and larger.

Nationwide Parts and Service Support

Honda understands the importance of getting you back to work quickly. Honda has a vast nationwide support network of over 14,000 dealers. From parts to service, Honda engine dealers are there to assist you whenever and wherever you need it.

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Features for Honda Horizontal OHV Engine — 163cc, GX Series, 3/4in. x 2 7/16in. Shaft, Model# GX160UT2QX2
  • Honda 163cc OHV air-cooled, 4-stroke, horizontal engine
  • Fuel efficient, high-output operation with precision camshaft design and a high compression ratio
  •  OHV design delivers increased efficiency and optimal power transfer
  • Smooth performance and reduced vibration from precision-balanced crankshaft and reduced piston weight
  •  Ball bearing-supported crankshaft offers greater stability
  •  Aluminum push roads reduce both valve clearance and noise level
  •  Muffler, breather valve, case cover, air intake system, rigid crankcase, helical-cut gears and lightweight materials are also designed to reduce noise level 
  •  Oil alert protects engine
  •  Carburetor coating and filter help protect fuel from impurities
  •  Cast iron cylinder sleeve
  •  Reliability comes from high-quality materials, fit and finish
  •  Dual-element air cleaner
  •  Easy to use and maintain with simple throttle control, large fuel tanks, wide-mouth automotive-style fuel cap, dual oil fills and drains, easy to use control box and easily accessible spark plug
  •  Get quick starts with the heavy-duty recoil starter with ergonomic design and automatic decompression system
  •  50-state compliant engine

Key Specs

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Item#6059
Ship Weight40.0 lbs
Engine Displacement (cc)163
Start TypeRecoil
ApplicationPressure washer, compressor, log splitter, chipper/shredder
Engine TypeGX series OHV commercial-duty
Rated Power (HP)4.8
Torque (ft./lbs.)7.60 at 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 TypeBall
Cylinders (qty.)1
Cylinder BoreCast iron
Bore x Stroke (in.)2.7 x 1.8
Compression Ratio9:1
Cooling SystemAir cooled
Air Cleaner TypeDual element
Fuel TankStandard (White)
Fuel TypeGasoline
Fuel Tank Capacity (qt.)3.3
Oil Capacity (qt.)0.61
Lubrication SystemForced splash
Low Oil ShutdownYes
Ignition SystemElectronic
Governor SystemCentrifugal mechanical
CarburetorFloat, external vent
Throttle ControlRemote (wire)
Choke ControlManual
Max. RPM3,600
Muffler IncludedYes, (standard)
Auto Compression ReleaseYes
Bolt Circle (in.)3 5/8
Mounting Base L x W (in.)6 3/8 x 3 5/32 to 3 11/32
Dimensions L x W x H (in.)12 x 13 3/8 x 12 1/2
EPA/CARB Approval (California Air Resource Board)Yes

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Engine Displacement (cc)
160 190 163 270 270
Start Type
Recoil Recoil Recoil Recoil Electric w/recoil backup
Application Pressure washer, compressor, log splitter, chipper/shredder Pressure washer, log splitter, chippers/shredder Pressure washer, compressor, log splitter, chipper/shredder Chipper, shredder, pressure washer, compressor Pressure washer, compressor, log splitter
Engine Type GC series OHC premium residential-duty GC series OHC premium residential-duty GX series OHV commercial-duty GX series OHV commercial-duty GX series OHV commercial-duty
Rated Power (HP)
4.6 5.2 4.8 7.1 7.1
Torque (ft./lbs.)
6.9 @ 2,500 RPM 8.30 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 Q-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 7/16 3 31/64 3 31/64
Shaft Keyway (in.)
3/16 - 3/16 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
PTO Height (in.)
4 11/64 4 11/64 4 11/64 5 1/4 5 1/4
Bearing Type Standard Standard Ball - -
Cylinders (qty.)
1 1 1 1 1
Cylinder Bore
Aluminum alloy Aluminum alloy Cast iron Cast iron Cast iron
Bore x Stroke (in.)
2.5 x 2.0 2.7 x 2.0 2.7 x 1.8 2.9 x 2.3 2.9 x 2.3
Compression Ratio
8.5:1 8.5:1 9:1 8.2:1 8.2:1
Cooling System
Air cooled Air cooled Air cooled Air cooled Air cooled
Air Cleaner Type
Dry (paper) type Dry (paper) type Dual element Dual element Dual element
Fuel Tank Standard Standard Standard (White) Standard (White) Standard (White)
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline
Fuel Tank Capacity (qt.)
1.9 1.9 3.3 5.6 5.6
Fuel Pump Yes Yes - - -
Fuel Filter
- - - Fuel tank filler neck strainer Fuel tank filler neck strainer
Oil Capacity (qt.)
0.61 0.61 0.61 1.16 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
Ignition System
Electronic Electronic Electronic Electronic Electronic
Governor System
Centrifugal mechanical Centrifugal mechanical Centrifugal mechanical Centrifugal mechanical Centrifugal mechanical
Carburetor
Float Float Float, external vent Float, external vent Float, external vent
Throttle Control
Manual Fixed Remote (wire) Remote (wire) Remote (wire)
Choke Control
- - Manual Manual Manual
Max. RPM
3,600 3,600 3,600 3,600 3,600
Charging System Amps - - - - 3
Muffler Included
Yes Yes Yes, (standard) Standard, exhaust pipe protector, spark arrestor, deflector Standard, exhaust pipe protector, spark arrestor, deflector
Auto Compression Release
- Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bolt Circle (in.)
3 5/8 - 3 5/8 5, 6 1/2 5, 6 1/2
Mounting Base L x W (in.)
6 3/8 x 2 61/64 to 3 15/32 - 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.)
13 5/16 x 14 1/2 x 13 13 5/8 x 14 1/2 x 13 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