Engine Honda C27A

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 C-series also includes internal combustion engines: C32A and C35A.

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.

Specifications

Production years 1987-1997
Displacement, cc 2675
Fuel system injector
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)
Features SOHC
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.5
Fuel type 92
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)
— city
— highway
— combined
15.0
8.7
11.2
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.

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