Engine Honda C32A

The 3.2-liter V6 Honda C32A engine was produced at the concern’s factories from 1990 to 1999 and was installed on the second generation of Legend models, Inspire and analogues under the Acura brand. In addition to standard engine modifications for 200 – 205 hp, there was a Type 2 version with 230 hp.

The C-series also includes internal combustion engines: C27A and C35A.

The engine was installed on:

  • Acura TL 1 (UA) in 1995 – 1998;
  • Daewoo Arcadia 1 in 1994 – 1999;
  • Honda Inspire 2 (UA) in 1995 – 1998;
  • Honda Legend 2 (KA7) in 1990 – 1995;
  • Honda Saber 1 (UA) in 1995 – 1998.

Specifications

Production years 1990-1999
Displacement, cc 3206
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 200 – 205 – Type I: C32A1, C32A2, C32A3, C32A4 and C35A6
230 – Type II: C32A1 Performance Variation
Torque output, Nm 285 – 295 – Type I: C32A1, C32A2, C32A3, C32A4 and C35A6
280 – Type II: C32A1 Performance Variation
Cylinder block aluminum V6
Block head aluminum 24v
Cylinder bore, mm 90
Piston stroke, mm 84
Compression ratio 9.6 – Type I: C32A1, C32A2, C32A3, C32A4 and C35A6
10.0 – Type II: C32A1 Performance Variation
Features SOHC
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.7
Fuel type 92
Euro standards EURO 2/3
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Honda Legend 1994)
— city
— highway
— combined
15.7
8.8
11.5
Engine lifespan, km ~330 000
Weight, kg 217

Disadvantages of the Honda C32A engine

  • The engine has no problems with reliability, but many people are not happy with fuel consumption;
  • The most common problem here is oil leakage from under the valve covers;
  • Grease often enters the candle wells, damaging the ignition coils;
  • Up to 100,000 km of run, only lambda probes and a pump may require replacement;
  • After 200,000 km, an oil burn often begins due to the occurrence of piston rings.

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