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Honda Vertical OHC Engine — 160cc, GCV Series, 7/8in. x 3 5/32in. Shaft, Model# GCV160LA0A1A-BLK

Item# 70436
Honda Vertical OHC Engine — 160cc, GCV Series, 7/8in. x 3 5/32in. Shaft, Model# GCV160LA0A1A-BLK

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  • GCV Series engines are incredibly quiet and utilize the world's first internal timing belt
  • Compact, lightweight, air-cooled 4-stroke single cylinder engines are an ideal choice for home and light industrial use
  • Common applications include lawn mowers and chipper/vacs
  • Incredibly quiet and utilizes internal timing belt
  • Fits USA mowers
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Product Summary

The Honda 160cc GCV OHC Vertical Engine is a premium vertical shaft engine featuring Honda's latest overhead cam technology.

Customers responsible for checking local codes and regulations.

What's Included
  • (1) Engine, Model# GCV160LA0A1A-BLK

Features + Benefits

  • GCV Series engines are incredibly quiet and utilize the world's first internal timing belt
  • Compact, lightweight, air-cooled 4-stroke single cylinder engines are an ideal choice for home and light industrial use
  • Common applications include lawn mowers and chipper/vacs
  • Incredibly quiet and utilizes internal timing belt
  • Fits USA mowers
  • Does not fit Honda PE mowers with metric shaft
  • 50-state compliant engine
Key Specs
Item# 70436
Brand Honda Engines
Manufacturer's Warranty 24 months consumer / 90 day commercial
Ship Weight 27.0 lbs
Engine Displacement (cc) 160
Start Type Recoil
Application Walk-behind mower, chipper/vac
Engine Type GCV series OHC commercial-duty
Net Power Output (HP) 4.4 (3.3 kW) at 3,600 RPM
Net Torque (lbs./ft.) 6.9 (9.4 Nm) at 2,500 RPM
Shaft Output Vertical
Crankshaft N1 type
Shaft Diameter (in.) 7/8
Shaft Length (in.) 3 5/32
Shaft Keyway (in.) 3/16
Shaft End Tapped (Diameter (in.)/Threads per inch) 3/8–24
Shaft Rotation (From PTO Shaft Side) Counterclockwise
Cylinders (qty.) 1
Cylinder Bore Aluminum alloy
Bore x Stroke (in.) 2.5 x 2.0
Compression Ratio 8.5:1
Cooling System Air cooled
Air Cleaner Type Dry (paper) type
Fuel Tank Yes
Fuel Type Gasoline
Fuel Tank Capacity (qt.) 0.98
Oil Capacity (qt.) 0.58
Lubrication System Forced splash
Ignition System Electronic
Governor System Centrifugal mechanical
Carburetor Float
Throttle Control Remote (wire)
Choke Control Remote (wire)
Max. RPM 3,600
Muffler Included Yes
Flywheel Brake Yes
Bolt Circle (in.) 8 1/2
Dimensions L x W x H (in.) 14 3/8 x 13 x 13 13/16
EPA/CARB Approval (California Air Resource Board) Yes

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Engine Displacement (cc)
160 187 187 389 337
Start Type
Recoil Recoil Recoil Recoil Electric w/recoil backup
Application Walk-behind mower, chipper/vac Pressure washer, tiller, log splitter, walk-behind trimmer Billy Goat lawn vac, commercial mower Commercial turf equipment, lawn tractor, riding mower Commerical turf equipment, lawn tractor, riding mower
Engine Type GCV series OHC commercial-duty GCV series OHC consumer/commercial GSV series OHC GXV series OHV commercial-duty GXV series OHV commercial-duty
Net Power Output (HP) 4.4 (3.3 kW) at 3,600 RPM 5.1 (3.8 kW) at 3,600 RPM 5.1 (3.8 kW) at 3,600 RPM 10.2 (7.6 kW) at 3,600 RPM 8.9 (6.6 kW) at 3,600 RPM
Net Torque (lbs./ft.) 6.9 (9.4 Nm) at 2,500 RPM 8.3 (11.3 Nm) at 2,500 RPM 8.3 (11.3 Nm) at 2,500 RPM 17.8 (24.2 Nm) at 2,500 RPM 15.9 (21.6 Nm) at 2,500 RPM
Shaft Output
Vertical Vertical Vertical Vertical Vertical
Crankshaft N1 type N5 type vertical N1 type D type vertical -
Shaft Diameter (in.) 7/8 7/8 7/8 1 1
Shaft Length (in.) 3 5/32 1 15/16 (49mm) 3 5/32 3.11 3.11
Shaft Keyway (in.)
3/16 3/16 3/16 1/4 1/4
Shaft End Tapped (Diameter (in.)/Threads per inch) 3/8–24 - 3/8–24 7/16–20, UNF2B TAP 7/16–20
Shaft Rotation (From PTO Shaft Side) Counterclockwise Counterclockwise Counterclockwise Counterclockwise Counterclockwise
Bearing Type - Oil seal Ball Ball bearing -
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 2.7 x 2.0 3 29/64 x 2 1/2 3.2 x 2.5
Compression Ratio
8.5:1 8.5:1 8.5:1 7.7:1 7.7:1
Cooling System
Air cooled Air cooled Air cooled Air cooled Air cooled
Air Cleaner Type
Dry (paper) type Dry (paper) Dual element Dual element Dual element
Fuel Tank Yes Yes Yes Not included Yes
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline
Fuel Tank Capacity (qt.)
0.98 0.98 0.98 - 2.2
Fuel Pump - - Yes - -
Fuel Filter
- Yes Yes Yes Mesh fuel filter
Oil Capacity (qt.)
0.58 0.58 0.58 1.2 1.2
Lubrication System
Forced splash Forced splash Forced splash Pressure/splash Pressure/splash
Low Oil Alert
- No - Oil level switch No
Low Oil Shutdown - No - Oil level switch -
Ignition System
Electronic Electronic Electronic Transistorized magneto Electronic
Governor System
Centrifugal mechanical Centrifugal mechanical Centrifugal mechanical Centrifugal mechanical Centrifugal mechanical
Carburetor
Float Horizontal butterfly valve Horizontal butterfly valve Float Float
Throttle Control
Remote (wire) Fixed Remote Remote (rod) Remote (wire)
Choke Control
Remote (wire) Manual Remote (wire) Remote (rod) Remote (wire)
Max. RPM
3,600 3,600 3,600 3,600 3,600
Charging System Amps - - - - 3
Muffler Included
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Flywheel Brake Yes No Yes - -
Auto Compression Release - Yes Yes Yes -
Bolt Circle (in.)
8 1/2 8 1/2 8 10 10
Dimensions L x W x H (in.)
14 3/8 x 13 x 13 13/16 14 3/8 x 13 x 13 13/16 14 3/5 x 13 1/2 x 13 4/5 17 x 15 x 15 7/8 17 x 15 x 15 7/8
EPA/CARB Approval (California Air Resource Board)
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes