Engine Honda F20C

The 2.0-liter Honda F20C engine was assembled at the company’s plant in Japan from 1999 to 2009 and was exclusively installed only on the popular sports model with the S2000 index. For a naturally aspirated powertrain, this motor has outstanding power per liter.

The F-series also includes internal combustion engines: F18B, F20A, F20B, F22B and F23A.

The engine was installed on:

  • Honda S2000 1 (AP) in 1999 – 2009.


Production years 1999-2009
Displacement, cc 1998
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 240 – 250
Torque output, Nm 210 – 220
Cylinder block aluminum R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 87
Piston stroke, mm 84
Compression ratio 11.0 – 11.7
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator VTEC
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-40
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.8
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 3/4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Honda S2000 2002)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~200 000
Weight, kg 160

Disadvantages of the Honda F20C engine

  • This power unit is extremely demanding on the quality of the oil and the frequency of its replacement.
  • The most famous problem is the destruction of retainers, which is fatal for the motor.
  • After 100 – 150 thousand kilometers, the timing chain tensioner often needs to be replaced.
  • At the same mileage, an oil burn usually begins due to wear of rings or caps.
  • Also, this engine is prone to regular lubricant and coolant leaks.

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