• Single/Twin Cylinder Engine


Unique drive system Fuel system technology
Advanced noise-reduce design
  • Features
  • Specifications

Unique Drive System

The drive gear design is incorporated into the latest KIPOR diesel engine which will greatly reduce vibration and noise.
Fuel System Technology

Fuel systems assure high efficiency operation.
The precision machined and precisely timed injection pump and the direct-injection design leads to lower fuel consumption and reduced tailpipe emissions. The engine meets current and proposed EPA emission standards.
Advanced Noise-reduce Design

The high efficiency muffler system greatly lowers exhaust noise. With the addition of the advanced design air induction system, intake noise is reduced to a low level. The design or the cylinder block, engine cover, and valve train all combine to reduce engine noise levels.


Engine is the flagship product of KIPOR. Today there are three series engines general-purpose gasoline engine, general-purpose diesel engine and multi-cylinder diesel engine. Those engines are not only equipped to KIPOR generator sets, but also directly sold to global market. Since the future emission standard demands, KIPOR continues the improvement for the fuel and engine structures to reduce the impact on environment. Today, most of KIPOR can meet EPA standard. “Green Engine” is the target of KIPOR.Due to the requirements of climate protection and environmental protection, which have continually increased in recent years, the industry has now intensified the focus of its research and development divisions on making these engines not only more efficient, but also cleaner. Thus, clean air and the preservation of natural resources have become important objectives of our development work. The challenge is to be able to bring competitive products onto the market, while paying particular attention to the technical and economic framework conditions.

Model                                                              KM178F
Type Single-cylinder, vertical, air-cooled, 4-stroke, direct injection
Bore×Stroke 78 × 62 mm
Displacement 0.296 L
Compression ratio 20:1
Rated power/ Rated speed 3.68 kW/3000 r/min, 4 kW/3600 r/min
Lowest rotation speed at zero load ≤1300 r/min
Lubricating system Pressure splashed
Starting system Recoil starter/Electric starter
Rotation direction Anticlockwise
Fuel type 0#, -10#, -20# diesel
Fuel tank capacity 3.5 L
Fuel consumption/related rotation speed 276.1 g/kW.h/3000 r/min, 285.6 g/kW.h/3600 r/min
Lube oil type CD grade or SAE 10W-30, 15W-40
Lube oil capacity 1.1 L
Starting motor capacity 12 V 0.8 kW
Charging generator capacity 12 V 3 A
Battery capacity Above 12 V 36 Ah
Overall dimension 385 x 420 x 450 mm
Dry weight ≤33 kg(recoil starter)  ≤38 kg(electric starter)