Engine Honda J25A

The 2.5-liter V6 Honda J25A engine was produced at the American plant from 1998 to 2003 and was installed only on the popular third-generation Inspire model or its counterpart Saber. This motor is considered the rarest in the extensive family of J-series V-shaped motors.

The J-series also includes internal combustion engines: J30A, J32A, J35A and J37A.

The engine was installed on:

  • Acura TL 2 (UA4) in 1998 – 2003;
  • Honda Inspire 3 (UA4) in 1998 – 2003;
  • Honda Saber 2 (UA4) in 1998 – 2003.


Production years 1998-2003
Displacement, cc 2495
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 200
Torque output, Nm 240
Cylinder block aluminum V6
Block head aluminum 24v
Cylinder bore, mm 86
Piston stroke, mm 71.6
Compression ratio 10.5
Features SOHC
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator VTEC
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.4
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 2/3
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Honda Saber 1999)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~350 000
Weight, kg 170

Disadvantages of the Honda J25A engine

  • This particular motor is rare, but the whole series is famous for its reliability;
  • Keep an eye on the oil level, when it falls, the camshafts wear out quickly;
  • Due to contamination of the throttle valve, engine speed often floats here;
  • The timing belt serves about 100 thousand km, and when it breaks the valve bends 100%;
  • Valve clearances require adjustment every 50,000 km, there are no hydraulic lifters.

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