The 2.7-liter V6 Honda C27A engine was produced by the company from 1987 to 1997 and was installed on the first generation of the popular Legend model, the fifth Accord and the Rover 827. There were several versions of the unit: with and without a variable intake geometry system.
The engine was installed on:
- Honda Accord 5 (CD) in 1995 – 1997;
- Honda Legend 1 (KA) in 1987 – 1990;
- Rover 800 1 (XS) in 1987 – 1995.
|Power output, hp||165 – 170 (C27A1, without VVIS)
175 – 180 (C27A2 with VVIS)
172 (C27A4, Accord 5)
|Torque output, Nm||220 – 225 (C27A1, without VVIS)
225 – 230 (C27A2 with VVIS)
225 (C27A4, Accord 5)
|Cylinder block||aluminum V6|
|Block head||aluminum 24v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||87|
|Piston stroke, mm||75|
|Compression ratio||9.0 (C27A1, without VVIS)
9.45 (C27A2 with VVIS)
9.0 (C27A4, Accord 5)
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||4.5|
|Euro standards||EURO 1/2 (C27A1, without VVIS)
EURO 1/2 (C27A2 with VVIS)
EURO 2/3 (C27A4, Accord 5)
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Honda Legend 1989)
|Engine lifespan, km||~320 000|
Disadvantages of the Honda C27A engine
- The engines of this family are quite reliable, but consume a lot of fuel.
- Most owners complain about frequent oil leaks from under the valve covers.
- The remaining engine failures are most often associated with an archaic ignition system.
- After 200 – 250 thousand kilometers, rings usually lie down and the oil burn begins.