The Honda J32A 3.2-liter V6 gasoline engine was produced in the USA from 1998 to 2008 and was installed on the third generation Inspire and many models manufactured under the Acura brand. This power unit existed in three modifications, which differed in power.
The J-series also includes internal combustion engines: J25A, J30A, J35A and J37A.
The engine was installed on:
- Acura CL 2 (YA4) in 2000 – 2003;
- Acura TL 2 (UA4) in 1998 – 2003;
- Acura TL 3 (UA6) in 2003 – 2008;
- Honda Inspire 3 (UA4) in 1998 – 2003;
- Honda Saber 2 (UA4) in 1998 – 2003.
|Power output, hp||225 (J32A1)
260 – 270 (J32A3)
|Torque output, Nm||295 (J32A1)
315 – 325 (J32A3)
|Cylinder block||aluminum V6|
|Block head||aluminum 24v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||89|
|Piston stroke, mm||86|
|Compression ratio||9.8 (J32A1)
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||4.4|
|Euro standards||EURO 3/4|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Honda Inspire 2002)
|Engine lifespan, km||~375 000|
Disadvantages of the Honda J32A engine
- The power units of this line are famous for their reliability and unpretentiousness.
- Due to the modest amount of oil in the system, you need to carefully monitor its level.
- The timing belt runs up to about 100,000 km, and when it breaks, the valve always bends.
- Contamination of the throttle and nozzles often leads to floating engine speeds.
- Unadjusted valves are often to blame for unstable engine operation.