Engine Honda J30A

Honda’s J30A 3.0-liter V6 engine was produced at the US plant from 1997 to 2007 and was installed in a number of popular models of the company, such as the Accord and the Odyssey minivan. After a slight modernization, this unit went to conquer the Chinese market as the J30Y1.

The J-series also includes internal combustion engines: J25A, J32A, J35A and J37A.

The engine was installed on:

  • Acura CL 1 (YA) in 1996 – 1999;
  • Acura RDX (China) under the index J30Y1;
  • Honda Accord 6 USA (CG) in 1997 – 2002;
  • Honda Accord 7 USA (CM) in 2002 – 2007;
  • Honda Avancier 1 (TG) in 1999 – 2003;
  • Honda Inspire 4 (UC) in 2003 – 2007;
  • Honda Odyssey 1 (RA) in 1997 – 1999;
  • Honda Odyssey 2 (RA6) in 1999 – 2003.

Specifications

Production years 1997-2007
Displacement, cc 2997
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 200 – 210 (base J30A1)
240 – 245 (powerful J30A4, J30A5)
Torque output, Nm 265 – 270 (base J30A1)
280 – 285 (powerful J30A4, J30A5)
Cylinder block aluminum V6
Block head aluminum 24v
Cylinder bore, mm 86
Piston stroke, mm 86
Compression ratio 9.4 (base J30A1)
10.0 (powerful J30A4, J30A5)
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 92
Euro standards EURO 3/4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Honda Odyssey 2000)
— city
— highway
— combined
13.6
8.8
10.9
Engine lifespan, km ~375 000
Weight, kg 190

Disadvantages of the Honda J30A engine

  • All engines of this series are famous for their reliability and unpretentious maintenance.
  • If you miss the drop in oil level, camshafts may suffer.
  • The reason for the unstable operation of the motor is usually the contamination of the throttle and nozzles.
  • From bad fuel, the catalyst quickly clogs and traction dips appear.
  • Once every 50,000 km, you need to adjust the valves, every 100,000 km, change the timing belt.

honda j30a under the hood

J30A Engine Repair Parts List

Full name of the part Part code
Piston rings Honda J30A4 d86.00 STD 1.2-1.2-2.8 (13011-RCA-A01) TP 32403-STD
Valve cap inlet Honda color code “white” (12210-P45-G01) Elring (Inlet 5,5 x 11/13×10 /ACM PR color code “white”) 130.560
Oil scraper cap (exhaust. 5,5 x 11/13×10 HONDA /ACM. Black spring) 130.860
Valve stem seals (130.860+130.560) (set 16 things (130.860+130.560) Black spring = exhaust, White spring = inlet) 084.300
Stuffing box 80x98x10/7.7 (614 830) Elring (80x98x10 A/BS F LD FPM) 590.797
Spark plug DOUBLE COPPER (RC9MCC4) Champion (RC9MCC4) OE089 /T10
Sealant kit: Dirko HT + Dirko S + Curil T Elring (20 ml Curil T+ 20 ml Dirko S + 20 ml Dirko HT) 447.201

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