Honda GX22

Honda GX22The Honda GX22 is a 22 cc (1.34 cu·in) natural aspirated single-cylinder four-stroke air-cooled internal combustion small gasoline engine with a horizontal shaft, manufactured by Honda Motor Company for general-purpose applications.

It has a 33.0 mm (1.3 in) cylinder bore and 26.0 mm (1.02 in) piston stroke. The compression ratio rating is 8.0:1.

The GX22 engine produced 1.0 PS (0.74 kW; 1.0 HP) at 7,000 rpm of maximum horsepower and 1.09 N·m (0.1 kg·m, 0.8 ft·lb) at 6,500 rpm of maximum torque.

The Honda GX22 features:

  • Overhead valve (OHV) design
  • Transistorized magneto ignition system
  • Diaphragm type carburetor
  • Centrifugal governor
  • Pumping spray lubrication system
  • Forced air cooling system
  • Recoil starter

General information

Engine Specifications
Engine modelGX22
Engine type4-stroke, OHV, single-cylinder
Displacement22 cm3, (1.34 cu·in)
Max. horsepower1.0 PS (0.74 kW; 1.0 HP) at 7,000 rpm
Max. torque1.09 N·m (0.1 kg·m, 0.8 ft·lb) at 6,500 rpm
Cooling systemForced air
Air cleaner
Lubricating systemPumping spray
Ignition systemTransistorized magneto ignition
Fuel systemDiaphragm type
Fuel consumption250 g/HPh
Fuel tank capacity0.45 L (0.12 US. gal. 0.1 Imp. gal.)
Fuel usedUnleaded gasoline (octane number 86 or higher)
Starting systemRecoil starter
Stoping systemIgnition primary circuit ground
GovernorCentrifugal governor
PTO shaft rotationCounterclockwise (from PTO shaft side)
Dimensions (L x W X H)210 x 251 x 249 mm (8.3 x 9.9 x 9.8 in)
Dry weight3.3 kg (7.3 lbs)

Cylinder Block and Head

Cylinder block
Compression ratio:8.0:1
Cylinder bore:33.0 mm (1.3 in)
Piston stroke:26.0 mm (1.02 in)
Cylinder internal diameter (standard):33.000 mm (1.2992 in)
Piston skirt outer diameter (standard):32.990 mm (1.2988 in)
Number of piston rings (compression / oil):2/1
Ring end gap (Top):0.100-0.250 mm (0.0039-0.0098 in)
Ring end gap (Second):0.100-0.250 mm (0.0039-0.0098 in)
Ring width (Top):0.980 mm (0.0386 in)
Ring width (Second):0.980 mm (0.0386 in)
Ring width (Oil):0.015-0.050 mm (0.0006-0.002 in)
Crankshaft center distance:13.0 mm (0.51 in)
Cylinder head
Valve arrangement:OHV, belt driven
Valve steam diameter (INTAKE):3.985 mm (0.1569 in)
Valve steam diameter (EXHAUST):3.950 mm (0.1555 in)
Camshaft lobe height (INTAKE):22.790 mm (0.8972 in)
Camshaft lobe height (EXHAUST):22.790 mm (0.8972 in)

Tightening torque specs

Tightening torque specs
Flywheel nut (M8)15 Nm; 1.5 kg·m; 11 ft·lb
Crankcase bolt (M5 5×55 mm)7 Nm; 0.75 kg·m; 5.1 ft·lb
Crankcase bolt (M5 5×18 mm)5 Nm; 0.55 kg·m; 3.6 ft·lb
Camshaft cover bolt (M4)3 Nm; 0.35 kg·m; 2.2 ft·lb
Recoil starter pulley (M8)8 Nm; 0.8 kg·m; 5.8 ft·lb
Clutch bolt (M6)10 Nm; 0.1 kg·m; 7 ft·lb
Cylinder head cover bolt (M5)4 Nm; 0.4 kg·m; 2.9 ft·lb
Standard torque values
Bolt, nut (5 mm)5.5 Nm; 0.55 kg·m; 4.0 ft·lb
Screw (3 mm)1 Nm; 0.1 kg·m; 0.7 ft·lb
Screw (6 mm)9 Nm; 0.9 kg·m; 6.5 ft·lb

Service Data

Idle speed:3,100 ± 200 rpm
Cylinder compression:2.9-5.9 kg/cm2 (0.3-0.6 MPa, 41-84 psi) at 1,200 rpm
Valve clearance
Intake valve clearance:0.12 ± 0.02 mm (0.005 ± 0.001 in)
Exhaust valve clearance:0.15 ± 0.02 mm (0.006 ± 0.001 in)
Oil system
Lubrication system:Pumping spray
Oil type:Honda 4-stroke or an equivalent (SG, SF)
Recommended oil:SAE 10W-30
Oil capacity:0.1 L (0.11 US. qt, 0.09 Imp. qt.)
Fuel system
Type:Diaphragm type
Main jet:#36
Ignition system
Type:Transistorized magneto ignition
Ignition timing:27° B.T.D.C. (Fixed)
Spark plug: NGK C5HSB, CR5HSB
Denso U16FS-UB, U16FSR-UB
Spark plug gap:0.6-0.7 mm (0.024-0.028 in)
Ignition coil air gap0.35-0.5 mm (0.0138-0.0197 in)
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