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Honda Horizontal OHV Engine — 270cc, GX Series, 1in. x 3 31/64in. Shaft, Model# GX240UT2QA2

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Honda Horizontal OHV Engine — 270cc, GX Series, 1in. x 3 31/64in. Shaft, Model# GX240UT2QA2

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  • Honda 270cc GX OHV air-cooled, 4-stroke, horizontal engine
  • Precision camshaft design for precise valve timing, optimal valve overlap and better fuel economy
  • OHV design for increased efficiency and optimal power transfer
  • High compression ratio for better fuel efficiency
  • Low vibration from precision-engineered components
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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 include pressure washers, compressors, go-karts, log splitters and chipper/shredders.

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  • (1) Engine, Model# GX240UT2QA2

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Features for Honda Horizontal OHV Engine — 270cc, GX Series, 1in. x 3 31/64in. Shaft, Model# GX240UT2QA2
  • Honda 270cc GX OHV air-cooled, 4-stroke, horizontal engine
  • Precision camshaft design for precise valve timing, optimal valve overlap and better fuel economy
  • OHV design for increased efficiency and optimal power transfer
  • High compression ratio for better fuel efficiency
  • Low vibration from precision-engineered components
  • Ball bearing-supported crankshaft for greater stability
  • Large capacity, multi-chamber exhaust system for a low noise level
  • Sophisticated air intake system
  • Oil Alert for extra engine protection
  •  Carburetor filter and chamber coating help protect against fuel impurities
  • Cast iron cylinder sleeve
  • Dual element air filter
  • Simple throttle control
  • Double walled heavy-duty 5.6-qt. tank with in-tank fuel strainer
  • Large automotive-style fuel cap for easy filling
  • Dual oil fills and drains for quick oil changes
  • Easily accessible spark plug
  • Ergonomic recoil design for easy starts
  • Automatic decompression for easy starting
  • 50-state compliant engine
  • CARB and EPA certified
Key Specs
Item# 6086
Brand Honda Engines
Manufacturer's Warranty 3 year limited warranty
Ship Weight 65.0 lbs
Engine Displacement (cc) 270
Start Type Recoil
Application Chipper, shredder, pressure washer, compressor
Engine Type GX series OHV commercial-duty
Net Power Output (HP) 7.9 (5.9 kW) at 3,600 RPM
Net Torque (lbs./ft.) 13.5 (18.3 Nm) at 2,500 RPM
Shaft Output Horizontal
Crankshaft Q-type
Shaft Diameter (in.) 1
Shaft Length (in.) 3 31/64
Shaft Keyway (in.) 1/4
Shaft End Tapped (Diameter (in.)/Threads per inch) 7/16–20
Shaft Rotation (From PTO Shaft Side) Counterclockwise
PTO Height (in.) 5 1/4
Cylinders (qty.) 1
Cylinder Bore Cast iron
Bore x Stroke (in.) 2.9 x 2.3
Compression Ratio 8.5:1
Cooling System Air cooled
Air Cleaner Type Dual element
Fuel Tank Standard (White)
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
Low Oil Alert Yes
Low Oil Shutdown Yes
Ignition System Electronic
Governor System Centrifugal mechanical
Carburetor Float, external vent
Throttle Control Remote (wire)
Choke Control Manual
Max. RPM 3,600
Muffler Included Standard, exhaust pipe protector, spark arrestor, deflector
Auto Compression Release Yes
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)
163 196 163 270 163
Start Type
Recoil Recoil Recoil Recoil Electric w/recoil backup
Application Pressure washer, compressor, log splitter, chipper/shredder Pressure washer, compressor, log splitter Cement mixer Chipper, shredder, pressure washer, compressor Pressure washer, compressor, generator, water pump
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) 4.8 (3.6 kW) at 3,600 RPM 5.5 (4.1 kW) at 3,600 RPM 4.8 (3.6 kW) at 3,600 RPM 7.9 (5.9 kW) at 3,600 RPM 4.8 (3.6 kW) at 3,600 RPM
Net Torque (lbs./ft.) 7.6 (10.3 Nm) at 2,500 RPM 9.1 (12.4 Nm) at 2,500 RPM 7.6 (10.3 Nm) at 2,500 RPM 13.5 (18.3 Nm) at 2,500 RPM 7.6 (10.3 Nm) at 2,500 RPM
Shaft Output
Horizontal Horizontal Horizontal Horizontal Horizontal
Crankshaft Q-type Q-type H type Q-type Q-type
Shaft Diameter (in.) 3/4 3/4 3/4 1 3/4
Shaft Length (in.) 2 7/16 2 7/16 1 31/32 3 31/64 2 7/16
Shaft Keyway (in.)
3/16 3/16in.; 4.78mm x 4.78mm x 38mm 3/16 1/4 3/16
Shaft End Tapped (Diameter (in.)/Threads per inch) 5/16–24 - - 7/16–20 5/16–24
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 5 1/4 4 11/64
Bearing Type Ball - - - -
Cylinders (qty.)
1 1 1 1 1
Cylinder Bore
Cast iron Cast iron Cast iron Cast iron Cast iron
Bore x Stroke (in.)
2.7 x 1.8 2.7 x 2.1 2.7 x 1.8 2.9 x 2.3 2.7 x 1.8
Compression Ratio
9:1 8.5:1 9:1 8.5:1 9:1
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 Standard (White) Standard Standard (White) Standard (White) Standard (White)
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline Gasoline
Fuel Tank Capacity (qt.)
3.3 3.3 3.3 5.6 3.3
Fuel Filter - - - Fuel tank filler neck strainer -
Oil Capacity (qt.)
0.61 0.63 0.61 1.16 0.61
Lubrication System
Forced splash Forced splash Forced splash Forced splash Forced splash
Low Oil Alert - Yes - Yes -
Low Oil Shutdown
Yes 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, external vent Float Float, external vent Float, external vent Float, external vent
Throttle Control
Remote Remote (cable) 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 - - - - 1
Muffler Included
Yes, (standard) Standard, spark arrester Yes, (standard) Standard, exhaust pipe protector, spark arrestor, deflector Yes, (standard)
Auto Compression Release
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bolt Circle (in.)
3 5/8 3 5/8 3 5/8 5, 6 1/2 3 5/8
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 3/16–3 11/16 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 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 12 x 13 3/8 x 12 1/2
EPA/CARB Approval (California Air Resource Board)
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes