Engine Honda D17A

D17A engine

The 1.7-liter Honda D17A gasoline engine was produced by the company from 2000 to 2007 and was installed on such popular models of the Japanese concern as the Civic, FR-V or the Stream minivan. D17A power units are divided into two groups, some were equipped with a VTEC system, while others were not.

The D-series also includes internal combustion engines: D13B, D14A, D15B and D16A.

The engine was installed on:

  • Acura EL 2 (ES) in 2001 – 2005;
  • Honda Civic 7 (ES) in 2000 – 2005;
  • Honda FR-V 1 (BE) in 2004 – 2007;
  • Honda Stream 1 (RN) in 2000 – 2006.


Production years 2000-2007
Displacement, cc 1668
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 115 – 135
Torque output, Nm 145 – 155
Cylinder block aluminum R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 75
Piston stroke, mm 94.4
Compression ratio 9.5 – 9.9
Features SOHC
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 3.5
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 3/4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Honda Stream 2001)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~300 000
Weight, kg 125

Disadvantages of the Honda D17A engine

  • This engine is reliable, but may start to consume oil by 150,000 km.
  • Another unpleasant feature of the unit is poor start-up in cold weather.
  • Throttle body contamination regularly leads to floating rpm.
  • The timing belt serves about 100 thousand km, and when it breaks, the valve often bends.
  • Thermal valve clearances are adjusted every 40,000 km, there are no hydraulic compensators.

In 2000, the D17A engine appeared, and it became the largest in the D series. Despite the increased displacement, this engine is 8% lighter than the D16. The D17 cylinder block is reinforced, but the height is the same as the D16 – 212 mm. Inside the block is a crankshaft with a piston stroke of 94.4 mm, pistons of a new design, their compression height is 30 mm, and the length of the connecting rods is 137 mm. Thanks to all this, the working volume increased to 1.7 liters.

On top of the cylinder block is a single-shaft SOHC cylinder head with 16 valves, with modified intake ports and modified combustion chambers.

The intake manifold was also replaced with a new plastic one, which is focused on medium speeds. The D17A uses a new exhaust manifold and a new catalyst has been used to improve environmental performance.

Timing belt drive, the belt itself is narrower than on the D16A. Replacing the timing belt D17A is required after 100,000 km. When it breaks, the motor bends the valve, but there are times when everything ends normally.

Valve adjustment on the D17A is required every 40 thousand km. Valve clearances for cold: inlet 0.18 – 0.22 mm, outlet 0.23 – 0.27 mm.
D17A under the hood

Honda D17 engine modifications

  1. D17A – Japanese modification with a compression ratio of 9.9 and a VTEC system. Power 132 hp at 6300 rpm, torque 160 Nm at 4800 rpm. Installed on Honda Civic 7.
  2. D17A1 – motor without VTEC, compression ratio 9.5, power 117 hp at 6100 rpm, torque 149 Nm at 4500 rpm. Installed on a Civic.
  3. D17A2 – model for North America, equipped with a VTEC system, compression ratio 9.9, and power 129 hp at 6300 rpm, torque 154 Nm at 4800 rpm. Found on Civic, Stream, FR-V and Acura EL.
  4. D17A5 – motor with VTEC. Unlike D17A2, a different catalyst is used here. Power 132 hp at 6300 rpm, torque 155 Nm at 4800 rpm. Installed on Honda Civic and Stream.
  5. D17A6 – Engine with VTEC-E system focused on fuel economy. Compression ratio 9.9, power 119 hp at 6100 rpm, torque 150 Nm at 4500 rpm. Found on the Civic coupe.
  6. D17A7 – gas engine. It features intake and exhaust valves, connecting rods, compression ratio of 12.5. Power 101 hp at 6100 rpm, torque 133 Nm at 4000 rpm. Installed it on a Honda Civic GX.
  7. D17A8 – without VTEC, catalyst as on D17A9, compression ratio 9.9, power 117 hp at 6100 rpm, torque 149 Nm at 4500 rpm. Installed on a European Civic.
  8. D17A9 – European D17A2, power 125 hp at 6300 rpm, torque 145 Nm at 4800 rpm.
  9. D17Z2 – analogue of D17A1 for Brazil.
  10. D17Z3 – analogue of D17A for Brazil.

D17A Engine Repair Parts List

Full name of the part Part code
Piston without rings Honda D17A1 d75.0 STD (13010-PLM-A00) Teikin 38170 STD
Piston rings Honda D17A1 d75.0 1.0–1.2–2.0 (13011-PLR-A00) 4 cylinders TP 32400-STD
Head bolts Honda Civic 16V M10x1.25×140 (set 10 things) Elring 706.120
Inlet valve Honda D14 5.5x30x118.6 UM 16-VN391
Exhaust valve Honda D14 5.5x26x116 UM 16-VX392
Valve guide bush VAG92397
Valve guide bush VAG96221
Toothed belt 104×220 Honda Civic Contitech CT1082
Upper gasket set CG5790
Upper gasket set CG5792
Lower gasket set 08-53323-01
Head gasket Honda 1.4/1.6 Payen AD5230
Valve cover gasket 15-53736-01
Valve cover gasket 270.470
Exhaust manifold gasket 270.460
Intake manifold gasket 71-53752-00
Intake manifold gasket 71-53784-00
Valve cap inlet Honda color code “white” (12210-P45-G01) Elring 130.560
Oil scraper cap 130.860
Valve stem seals (130.860+130.560) 084.300
Stuffing box 81-53224-00
Stuffing box 81-53323-00
Stuffing box 37.5x50x6 Toyota Payen NJ706
Water pump assembled 50 005 789
Spark plug DOUBLE COPPER (RC9MCC4) Champion OE089 /T10
Air filter Honda Civic VI 1.7V (17220-PLC000) Knecht LX 1689
Oil filter Mazda/Mitsubishi Knecht OC 196
Oil filter Ford/Honda h=87.0 d=66.0 Champion F126 /606
Cabin filter Honda Civic 01-> LA 122
Sealant, change to 705.707 705.705
Sealant-gasket Dirko HT red 70ml (-50°C/+300°C) (D176404A2) Elring (=705.705) 705.707
Piston without rings Honda D17A2 d75.0 STD (13010-PLR-A00) Teikin 38169 STD

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