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Background and Identification
The Honda General Purpose Motor model GX270UT2 is an air-cooled, four-stroke, overhead-valve engine. It can be used for pressure washers, commercial lawn and garden equipment, tillers and cultivators, generators, construction and industrial equipment, agricultural equipment, small vehicles, and water pumps, among other applications. Without fuel or oil, this engine weighs 55 pounds.
The model GX270UT2 displaces 270 cubic centimeters (cc) and produces a net power output of 8.5-horsepower at a speed of 3,600 revolutions per minute. The GX270UT2 model’s smaller sibling, the GX200UT2, produces 5.5-horsepower at 3,600 revolutions per minute. The engine produces a net torque of 14.1 foot-pounds at 2,500 revolutions per minute. It can hold up to 5.6 quarts of gasoline and 1.16 quarts of engine oil. Honda recommends using unleaded 86 octane or higher fuel for this engine.
This engine is also CARB and EPA certified, meaning that the engine meets the California Air Resources Board’s and Environmental Protection Agency’s rules and regulations for air pollution.
The Honda General Purpose Motor model GX200UT2 can be identified by its red engine cover, a white fuel tank, and a mechanical box with a black cover. The name “Honda” is printed in white font on the side of the engine cover along with the model “GX” in red font and “270” in black font with a white border.
Engine Type: Air-cooled 4-stroke OHV
Bore x Stroke: 77 X 58 mm
Displacement: 270 cm3
Net Power OutputL 8.5 HP (6.3 kW) @ 3,600 rpm
Net Torque: 14.1 lb-ft (19.1 Nm) @ 2,500 rpm
PTO Shaft Rotation: Counterclockwise (from PTO shaft side)
Compression Ratio: 8.5:1
Lamp/Charge coil options: 25W, 50W / 1A, 3A, 10A, 18A
Carburetor: Butterfly Float Type
Ignition System: Digital CDI with variable ignition timing
Starting System: Recoil/electric
Lubrication System: Splash
Governor System: Centrifugal Mass Type
Air cleaner: Dual element
Oil Capacity: 1.16 US qt (1.1 L)
Fuel Tank Capacity: 5.6 U.S. quarts (5.3 liters)
Fuel: Unleaded 86 octane or higher
Dry Weight: 55 lb (25 kg)