Engine Honda K20A

The 2.0-liter Honda K20A gasoline engine was produced by the company from 2000 to 2011 and was installed on such popular concern models as the Accord, Civic and Stream minivan. This power unit had a rather impressive number of different versions and modifications.

The K20A engine is a modern, four-cylinder, two-liter inline gasoline engine manufactured by Honda Motor Co. Ltd. A motor of this type is installed in many modern Honda car models. At the moment this engine is the most powerful and perfect serial engine of the Honda brand. The Compression ratio of this engine varies from model to model. The power depends on the vehicle intended for the engine installation.

The K-series also includes engines: K23A and K24A.


Production years 2000-2011
Displacement, cc 1998
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 155 – 160 (K20A1, K20A3, K20A4, K20A6)
200 – 220 (K20A, K20A2)
Torque output, Nm 180 – 190 (K20A1, K20A3, K20A4, K20A6)
190 – 215 (K20A, K20A2)
Cylinder block aluminum R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 86
Piston stroke, mm 86
Compression ratio 9.7 – 9.8 (K20A1, K20A3, K20A4, K20A6)
11.0 – 11.7 (K20A, K20A2)
Features DOHC
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator i-VTEC
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 4.2
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 3/4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Honda Accord 2004)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~300 000
Weight, kg 150

The engine was installed on:

  • Acura RSX 1 (DC) in 2001 – 2006;
  • Honda Accord 7 (CL) in 2002 – 2008;
  • Honda Accord 7 USA (CM) in 2002 – 2007;
  • Honda Civic 7 (ES) in 2001 – 2005;
  • Honda Civic 8 (FD) in 2005 – 2011;
  • Honda CR-V 2 (RD5) in 2001 – 2006;
  • Honda FR-V 1 (BE) in 2004 – 2007;
  • Honda Integra 4 (DC) in 2001 – 2006;
  • Honda Stepwgn 2 (RF3) in 2001 – 2005;
  • Honda Stepwgn 3 (RG) in 2005 – 2009;
  • Honda Stream 1 (RN) in 2000 – 2006.

Disadvantages of the Honda K20A engine

  • The most famous problem with this engine is the rapid wear of the exhaust camshaft.
  • Another cause of knocking under the hood can be unadjusted valves.
  • Due to contamination of the throttle valve, idle speeds often float here.
  • Also, the front crankshaft oil seal often flows and the engine mounts do not last long.
  • The engines of the first years of production suffered from local overheating of the fourth cylinder.

K20A-Z under the hood

K20A Engine Repair Parts List

Full name of the part Part code
Piston rings Honda K20A/K20B d.86.0 STD 1.2-1.2-2.0 (13011-PNE-G02) (4 cylinder) TP 32399-STD
Upper gasket set Honda K20A Payen CG5810
Head gasket AG5810
Head gasket Honda K20A (12251-PNC-003) Elring 270.340
Valve cover gasket 270.380
Valve cover gasket HM5267
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 81-53338-00
Stuffing box 80x98x10/7.7 (614 830) Elring 590.797
Basic liners Honda Accord 2.4i 16V K24A 10.2002- (13321-PNA-003/004) Taiho M469A-STD
Semi-rings persistent Honda Accord 2.4i 16V K24A 10.2002- (13331-PNA-004) Taiho T469A-STD
A / C Compressor Solenoid Honda CRV 2002-> 38924-PND-006
A / C compressor pulley Honda CRV 2002-> 38900-PNB-006
Spark plug DOUBLE COPPER (RC9MCC4) Champion OE089 /T10
Spark plug MULTI-GROUND (RC8DMC) Champion OE026/T10
Oil filter Ford/Honda h=87.0 d=66.0 Champion F126 /606
V-ribbed belt 7PK1760 AE MVB1760R7
Head lamp HB3 091 212 115
Stop light 12V 21/5W W3x16Q, four pin (for Japanese) (Osram 7515, Philips 12066) Monark 091 612 154
Stop light 12V W5W 2,1×9,5D (Osram 2825, Philips 12961) Monark 091 712 033
Mini fuses set 6 things (5A-15A) Monark 099 837 975
Complete set of Honda gaskets K20A4 (06110-PNL-E00 + 06110-PPA-000 + 06114-PNA-040) Eristic EF6543
Water pump assembled 50005902
Basic liners upper Honda K20A/K24A STD (1 half ring) (13323-RAA-A01) Original 13323-RAA-A02
Base liners, bottom Honda K20A/K24A STD (1 half ring) (13343-RAA-A01) Original 13343-RAA-A02
Connecting rod bushings Honda K20A/K24A STD (1 half ring) Original 13213-RAD-Y01
Semi-rings persistent 13331-PNA-004
Fuel filter Honda Accord 1.8i-2.2i 16V, Civic 1.5i-1.8i 16V KS 50 013 824
Upper Gasket Set Honda Civic K20A3 Payen CG8130
Lower gasket set 06114-PND-010
Valve guide G11472
Valve guide G11513
Timing kit Honda K20A6 (chain + tensioner + dampers + 2 sprockets) (14401-PNA-004) FAI TCK189NG

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