23.0 Gross HP* EFI/ETC

23.0 Gross HP* EFI/ETC

627cc

Count on this Vanguard Small Block V-Twin EFI engine with ETC to handle the most demanding commercial applications — it’s a compact powerhouse.

  • Electronic Fuel Injection system features electronic governing that optimizes the engine’s usable power and a recoil start option for battery-free operation.
  • Backed by Vanguard’s 3-Year Commercial Warranty.

23

Horsepower (HP)

627

Displacement (cc)

2

No. of Cylinders

Gas

Fuel Type

Features

V-Twin OHV Technology

Superior balance, low vibration, lower emissions, improved valve life, better fuel economy and higher HP/Weight

Dura-Bore Cast Iron Cylinder Sleeve

Withstands wear while providing improved oil control

Engine Warranty**

Three year commercial engine warranty for all applications

Dynamically Balanced Crankshaft

Minimizes engine noise and vibration

Magnetron® Electronic Ignition

Fast, reliable and maintenance-free starting

Electric Control Module (ECU)

Allows for altitude compensation and optimized starting

Vanguard EFI

Optimizes fuel injection and spark timing so the EFI engine delivers significant fuel savings, greater efficiency, easier starting and higher productivity.

Electronic Throttle Control

Reacts instantly to any applied load from its environment to maintain smooth, consistent power in any condition.

High Pressure Fuel Pump Module

Alcohol & Stale Fuel Resistance

Idle Down Option

Provides improved fuel efficiency and reduced noise when the engine's power is not needed

*All power levels are stated gross HP at 3,600 RPM per SAE J1940.
**See operator's manual or dealer for complete warranty details.

Specifications

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Model
38E3
HP (gross) *
23
Engine Displacement (cc)
627
Engine Configuration
Horizontal
Bore (in)
2.97
Stroke (in)
2.76
Weight (lbs)
77
Oil Capacity (oz)
48
Compression Ratio
8.3:1
Air Cleaner
Low Profile Dual-Clean® Air Cleaner
Ignition System
Magnetron® Electronic Ignition
Lubrication System
Full Pressure Lubrication Full Pressure System with Spin-On Oil Filter
Alternator
7-16 amp
Length (in)
12.52
Width (in)
16.02
Height (in)
17.68
Certified Power Rating
Warranty Commercial Power Source Info
3 Year Commercial Limited
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*All power levels are stated gross HP at 3,600 RPM per SAE J1940.
**See operator's manual or dealer for complete warranty details.

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Commercial Limited Warranty

Three-year commercial engine warranty for all applications. See operator's manual or dealer for complete warranty details.

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Options

Rewind Start (No engine battery needed)
Key Switch
Flywheel Stub Shaft
Oil Pressure Switch
High Mount Mufflers
Idle Down
Three Speed Throttle
Variable Speed Throttle
Remote Speed Option
Spline Crankshaft

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