Yamaha Golf Cart Engine Specs

by Malachi Lloyd Green
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A Yamaha golf cart is a two-person vehicle designed for quick travel across the green plains of a golf course. These particular golf carts are made by the Japanese multinational corporation Yamaha, which specializes in automobiles and electronics.


A Yamaha golf cart engine is typically a four-stroke gasoline engine with a single cylinder. This is deemed to be suitable when comparing the power and performance of the engine to the golf cart's weight (the official weight of the cart is 255 kg or 562 lbs.). From this calculation, the golf cart can reach a maximum speed of 15 miles per hour.

Cooling System

All vehicle engines need a cooling system in order to prevent overheating and maintain performance. The Yamaha golf cart uses a forced air-cooling system (as opposed to a water-cooling system).

Engine Oil Type

The oil type that needs to be used on the Yamaha golf cart is a Yamalube 10W40 4-cycle oil. The other relevant specifications concerning the engine oil (the capacity of the engine and the oil change quantity) are both the same is at 1.0 litres at 1000 cubic centimeters.

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