Engine Honda C35A

The 3.5-liter gasoline V6 Honda C35A engine was produced by the concern from 1995 to 2004 and was installed on the third generation of the Legend model or its counterpart under the name Acura RL. There were five modifications of this motor, which did not differ much from each other.

The C-series engines: C27A, C30A, C32A, C35A.

The engine was installed on:

  • Acura RL 1 (KA) in 1995 – 2004;
  • Honda Legend 3 (KA9) in 1995 – 2004.


Production years 1995-2004
Displacement, cc 3473
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 208 – 225
Torque output, Nm 295 – 315
Cylinder block aluminum V6
Block head aluminum 24v
Cylinder bore, mm 90
Piston stroke, mm 91
Compression ratio 9.6
Features SOHC
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.6
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 3
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Honda Legend 2002)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~350 000
Weight, kg 221

Disadvantages of the Honda C35A engine

  • This engine is famous for its high reliability, but high fuel consumption;
  • The main problems for owners are oil leaks from under the valve covers;
  • If the grease gets into the candle wells, then the ignition coils will go under the replacement;
  • Lambda probes and a balancer belt have a relatively low resource;
  • On runs over 200,000 km, a progressive oil burn most often begins.

1 thought on “Engine Honda C35A”

  1. Hey. The C32A and C35A series engines have hydraulic lifters. Common but not by any means fatal issue is that pre-2000 C35s tend to clog the EGR chambers and pipes.

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