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GX270 Honda Engine

GX270 Honda Engine
The GX270 is all new for 2010, featuring more power, quieter performance, lower fuel consumption, and lower emissions. With new features and better performance, the new GX engines establish themselves yet again as the best engines in the business.


  • ut gears
  • Sophisticated air intake system

Proven Reliability

  • Oil Alert
  • Cast iron cylinder sleeve
  • High quality materials, fit, and finish
  • Dual element air cleaner
  • Fuel Valve

Easy to Use and Maintain

  • Simple throttle control
  • Large fuel tanks
  • Large automotive type fuel cap
  • Dual oil drains and fill
  • Easy, convenient, heavy duty control box
  • Easily accessible spark plug

Easy Starting

  • Heavy duty recoil starter
  • Automatic mechanical de-compression system
  • Variable ignition timing

Emissions Compliant

  • CARB and EPA certified
  • No catalyst necessary

Available Options

  • Low profile versions
  • Gear reduction options
  • Electic start
  • Spark arrester available
  • Charge and lamp coils with multiple output options available
  • Cyclone Air Cleaner available


Engine Type Air-cooled 4-stroke OHV
Bore x Stroke 77 X 58 mm
Displacement 270 cm3
Net Power Output* 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. qts (5.3 liters)
Fuel Unleaded 86 octane or higher
Dry Weight 55 lb (25 kg)
Length (min) 15.0" (380 mm)
Width (min) 16.9" (429 mm)
Height (min) 16.6" (422 mm)
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