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Honda GX240 8hp Engine, with Recoil Start

Honda GX240 8hp Engine, with Recoil Start

Regular price $579.00
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Quality and performance come standard

8hp Horizontal Honda OHV Engine, 240cc, 1in. x 3 31/64in. Shaft, superior reliability and performance
Honda GX series engines are legendary for superior reliability and performance. And theres no doubt about it: the GX240 lives up to the legend. Lower noise levels, lower vibration, and lower emissions without sacrificing power output or performance.

Common Applications

  • Pressure washers
  • Commercial lawn and garden equipment
  • Gokarts
  • Tillers / cultivators
  • Generators
  • Construction / industrial equipment
  • Agricultural equipment
  • Small Vehicles
  • Water pumps

Fuel Efficient, High Output Operation

  • New design offers even better fuel economy than before!
  • Precision camshaft design offers precise valve timing and optimal valve overlap for better fuel efficency
  • OHV design for increased efficiency and optimal power transfer
  • High compression ratio for better fuel efficiency

Smooth Performance

  • Precision engineered components result in lower vibration
  • Reduced piston weight and precision balanced crankshaft result in lower engine vibration
  • Ball bearing supported crankshaft for greater stability

Exceptionally Quiet

  • Aluminum push rodes reduce both valve clearance and noise level.
  • New enhancements to the muffler, breather valve, and case cover reduce noise level
  • Reduced mechanical noise due to light weight, noise-reducing materials
  • Forged steel crankshaft and rigid crankcase
  • Helical cut gears
  • Sophisticated air intake system

Proven Reliability

  • Oil Alert
  • New carburetor chamber coating and carburetor filter help to protect against fuel impurities
  • Cast iron cylinder sleeve
  • High quality materials, fit, and finish
  • Dual element air cleaner
  • Fuel Valve
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty

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
  • Ergonomic, easy to grip recoil rope design
  • Automatic mechanical de-compression system

Emissions Compliant

  • Lower emissions, higher power output!
  • 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
  • Honda 240cc 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

Ship Weight 65.0 lbs
Engine Displacement (cc) 240
Start Type Recoil
Application Chipper, shredder, pressure washer, compressor
Engine Type GX series OHVcommercial duty
Rated Power (HP) 7.1
Torque (ft./lbs.) 11.30 @ 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) 7/1620
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 8.2:1
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 to 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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I was blown away with the quality of this thing, and the power!

Mark Harvy

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