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Honda Horizontal OHV Engine for Generators — 270cc, GX Series, Tapered 7/8 in. x 4 11/64in. Shaft, Model# GX270UT2VA2

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Honda Horizontal OHV Engine for Generators — 270cc, GX Series, Tapered 7/8 in. x 4 11/64in. Shaft, Model# GX270UT2VA2

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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
  • Fits USA generator sets
  • Does not fit Honda PE generators or others with metric shaft
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Product Summary

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: Generators.

What's Included
  • (1) Engine, Model# GX270UT2VA2

Features + Benefits

  • Automatic decompression for easy starting
  • Heavy-duty ball bearing supported crankshaft
  • Double walled heavy-duty tank with in tank fuel strainer
  • Fits USA generator sets
  • Does not fit Honda PE generators or others with metric shaft
  • 50-state compliant engine
Key Specs
Item# 60867
Brand Honda Engines
Manufacturer's Warranty 3 year limited warranty
Ship Weight 65.0 lbs
Engine Displacement (cc) 270
Start Type Recoil
Application Generator
Engine Type GX series OHV commercial-duty
Net Power Output (HP) 8.5 (6.3 kW) at 3,600 RPM
Net Torque (lbs./ft.) 14.1 (19.1 Nm) at 2,500 RPM
Shaft Output Horizontal
Crankshaft V type
Shaft Diameter (in.) 7/8 (tapered)
Shaft Length (in.) 4 11/64
Shaft Rotation (From PTO Shaft Side) Counterclockwise
PTO Height (in.) 5 1/4
Cylinders (qty.) 1
Cylinder Bore Cast iron
Bore x Stroke (in.) 3.0 x 2.3
Compression Ratio 8.5:1
Cooling System Air cooled
Air Cleaner Type Dual element
Fuel Type Gasoline
Fuel Tank Capacity (qt.) 5.6
Fuel Filter Fuel tank filler neck strainer
Oil Capacity (qt.) 1.16
Lubrication System Forced splash
Ignition System Electronic
Governor System Centrifugal mechanical
Carburetor Float, external vent
Throttle Control Remote (wire)
Choke Control Manual
Max. RPM 3,600
Bolt Circle (in.) 5, 6 1/2
Mounting Base L x W (in.) 7 11/16 x 3 3/16–3 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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Engine Displacement (cc)
270 270 270 389 389
Start Type
Recoil Recoil Recoil Recoil Electric w/recoil backup
Application Chipper, shredder, log splitter, compressor Chipper, shredder, log splitter, compressor Generator Pressure washer, compressor Pressure washer, compressor
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
Net Power Output (HP) 8.5 (6.3 kW) at 3,600 RPM 8.5 (6.3 kW) at 3,600 RPM 8.5 (6.3 kW) at 3,600 RPM 11.7 (8.7 kW) at 3,600 RPM 11.7 (8.7 kW) at 3,600 RPM
Net Torque (lbs./ft.) 14.1 (19.1 Nm) at 2,500 RPM 14.1 (19.1 Nm) at 2,500 RPM 14.1 (19.1 Nm) at 2,500 RPM 19.5 (26.4 Nm) at 2,500 RPM 19.5 (26.4 Nm) at 2,500 RPM
Shaft Output
Horizontal Horizontal Horizontal Horizontal Horizontal
Crankshaft Q-type Q-type V type Q-type Q-type
Shaft Diameter (in.) 1 1 7/8 (tapered) 1 1
Shaft Length (in.) 3 31/64 3 31/64 4 11/64 3 31/64 3 31/64
Shaft Keyway (in.)
1/4 - - 1/4 1/4
Shaft End Tapped (Diameter (in.)/Threads per inch) 7/16-20 3/8–24 - 3/8–24 3/8–24
Shaft Rotation (From PTO Shaft Side) Counterclockwise Counterclockwise Counterclockwise Counterclockwise Counterclockwise
PTO Height (in.)
5 1/4 5 1/4 5 1/4 5 1/4 5 1/4
Bearing Type Ball bearing - - - -
Cylinders (qty.)
1 1 1 1 1
Cylinder Bore
Cast iron Cast iron Cast iron Cast iron Cast iron
Bore x Stroke (in.)
3 x 2.3 3.0 x 2.3 3.0 x 2.3 3.5 x 2.5 3.5 x 2.5
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 Yes - - Standard (White) Standard (White)
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline
Fuel Tank Capacity (qt.)
5.6 5.6 5.6 6.4 6.4
Fuel Filter
Yes Fuel tank filler neck strainer Fuel tank filler neck strainer Fuel tank filler neck strainer Fuel tank filler neck strainer
Oil Capacity (qt.)
1.16 1.16 1.16 1.16 1.16
Lubrication System
Forced splash Forced splash Forced splash Forced splash Forced splash
Low Oil Alert
Yes Yes - 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, external vent Float, external vent Float, external vent Float, external vent Float, external vent
Throttle Control
Manual Remote (wire) 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 - - - - 10
Muffler Included
Yes - - Silent Silent, exhaust pipe protector, deflector
Auto Compression Release
Yes - - Yes Yes
Bolt Circle (in.)
5, 6 1/2 5, 6 1/2 5, 6 1/2 5, 6 1/2 5, 6 1/2
Mounting Base L x W (in.)
7 11/16 x 3 3/16–3 11/16 7 11/16 x 3 3/16–3 11/16 7 11/16 x 3 3/16–3 11/16 7 11/16 x 3 25/64–4 1/16 7 11/16 x 3 25/64–4 1/16
Dimensions L x W x H (in.)
15 x 16 7/8 x 16 1/8 15 x 16 7/8 x 16 1/8 15 x 16 7/8 x 16 1/8 15 7/8 x 17 11/16 x 17 3/8 15 7/8 x 17 11/16 x 17 3/8
EPA/CARB Approval (California Air Resource Board)
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes