Kawasaki FC540V

Kawasaki FC540VThe Kawasaki FC540V is a 535 cc (32.65 cu·in) natural aspirated single-cylinder four-stroke air-cooled internal combustion small gasoline engine with a vertical shaft, manufactured by Kawasaki Heavy Industries LTd. for general-purpose applications.

Cylinder bore and piston stroke are 89.0 mm (3.5 in) and 86.0 mm (3.39 in), respectively. The compression ratio rating is 8.3:1.

This engine produced 17.3 PS (12.7 kW; 17.0 HP) at 3,600 rpm of horsepower and 36.7 N·m (3.7 kg·m, 27 ft·lb) at 2,400 rpm of torque.

The Kawasaki FC540V features:

  • OHV design
  • Flywheel magneto transistor type ignition system
  • Float type carburetor with fixed main jet
  • Full pressurized lubrication system
  • Forced air cooling system
  • Electric starter

General information

Engine Specifications
Engine model FC540V
Engine type 4-stroke, OHV, single-cylinder
Displacement 535 cm3, (32.65 cu·in)
Max. horsepower 17.3 PS (12.7 kW; 17.0 HP) at 3,600 rpm
Max. torque 36.7 N·m (3.7 kg·m, 27 ft·lb) at 2,400 rpm
Cooling system Forced air
Air cleaner Semi-dry cyclone type with dual element
Lubricating system Full pressurized
Ignition system Flywheel magneto transistor type
Fuel system Float type carburetor with fixed main jet
Fuel consumption
Fuel tank capacity 8.0 liters (8.45 US.qts, 7.04 Imp. qts)
Fuel used Unleaded gasoline (octane number 86 or higher)
Starting system Electric starter
PTO shaft rotation Counterclockwise (from PTO shaft side)
Dimensions (L x W X H) 490 x 447 x 438 mm (19.3 x 17.6 x 17.2 in)
Dry weight 45.4 kg (100.1 lbs)

Cylinder Block and Head

Cylinder block
Compression ratio: 8.3:1
Cylinder bore: 89.0 mm (3.5 in)
Piston stroke: 86.0 mm (3.39 in)
Cylinder internal diameter (standard): 89.076 mm (3.5069 in)
Number of piston rings (compression / oil): 2/1
Connecting rod big end diameter (standard): 41.068 mm (1.6168 in)
Connecting rod small end diameter (standard): 22.059 mm (0.8685 in)
Piston pin diameter: 21.977 mm (0.8652 in)
Side clearance (Top): 0.170 mm (0.0067 in)
Side clearance (Second): 0.150 mm (0.0059 in)
Side clearance (Oil): 0.200 mm (0.0079 in)
Ring end gap (Top): 0.900 mm (0.0354 in)
Ring end gap (Second): 0.900 mm (0.0354 in)
Number of main bearings: 2
Crankshaft main journal diameter: PTO side: 37.904 mm (1.4923 in)
Flywheel side: 34.945 mm (1.3758 in)
Crankpin journal diameter: 40.928 mm (1.6113 in)
Crankshaft center distance: 43.0 mm (1.695 in)
Cylinder head
Valve arrangement: OHV
Valves: 2
Valve steam diameter (INTAKE): 6.930 mm (0.2728 in)
Valve steam diameter (EXHAUST): 6.915 mm (0.2722 in)
Valve spring free length (INTAKE): 37.5 mm (1.4764 in)
Valve spring free length (EXHAUST): 37.5 mm (1.4764 in)
Camshaft lobe height (INTAKE): 37.10 mm (1.4606 in)
Camshaft lobe height (EXHAUST): 37.10 mm (1.4606 in)
Camshaft journal diameter : 20.912 mm (0.8233 in)

Tightening torque

Tightening torque specs
Cylinder head 52 Nm; 5.2 kg·m; 38.3 ft·lb
Connecting rod 20 Nm; 2.0 kg·m; 14.7 ft·lb
Flywheel 172 Nm; 17.5 kg·m; 127 ft·lb
Crankcase cover 26 Nm; 2.6 kg·m; 19.2 ft·lb
Oil drain plug 23 Nm; 2.3 kg·m; 16.7 ft·lb
Valve clearance lock nut 20 Nm; 2.0 kg·m; 14.7 ft·lb

Service Data

Engine
Maximum speed: 3,500±100 rpm
Idle speed: 1,500±150 rpm
Cylinder compression: 5.0 kg/cm2 (70 psi)
Valve clearance
Intake valve clearance: 0.15 mm (0.006 in)
Exhaust valve clearance: 0.15 mm (0.006 in)
Oil system
Lubrication system: Full pressurized
Oil type: 4-stroke or an equivalent (SF, SE, SD)
Recommended oil: SAE 10W-30
Oil capacity: 1.6 L (1.69 US. qt, 1.41 Imp. qt.)
Fuel system
Type: Float type carburetor with fixed main jet
Fuel pump: Diaphragm type pulse pump
Ignition system
Type: Flywheel magneto transistor type
Spark plug: NGK BPR5ES or Champion RN11YC
Spark plug gap: 0.7-0.8 mm (0.0276-0.0315 in)
Ignition coil air gap 0.3 mm (0.0118 in)

Applications

Manufacturer or Brand Models
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Whell Horse 257-H

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