Honda C32B engine

The 3.2-liter Honda C32B engine was produced in the Japanese factory from 1996 to 2005 and installed in the Honda NSX sports model and its American version, the Acura NSX. This engine differs from the similar C30 model in larger piston diameter and intake valves. The C-series engine lineup also includes the following models: C27A, C30A, C32A, and C35A.

Technical specifications of the Honda C32B 3.2-liter engine.

Exact capacity3179 cm³
Power systemdistributed injection
Engine power294 HP
Torque304 nm
Engine blockaluminum V6
Block headaluminum 24v
Cylinder diameter93 mm
Piston stroke.78 mm
Compression ratio10.2
Engine featuresVVIS
Hydraulic compensator. there is no
Timing drivestrip
Timing phase adjusterVTEC
Turbochargingthere is no
What oils to use5.0 liters 5W-30
Fuel type95
Environmental classEURO 3
Approximate life expectancy280 000 HP

Fuel consumption Honda C32B engine

Using the example of the 2003 Acura NSX with a manual transmission:
City16.8 litry
Route9.1 litry
Mixed12.0 litry

Engine Overview and Common Failures

The weight of the C32B engine assembly is 198 kg. The engine number C32B is located at the junction of the block and the gearbox. Most complaints on the specialized forum are somehow related to oil consumption. It is necessary to carefully monitor the lubricant level, as any decrease in it is dangerous. If you still miss the oil level, you will have to replace the pushrods and camshaft. It is also important to renew the timing belt every 90,000 miles, as its breakage can bend the valves. The weak points of the engine include not very durable catalytic converter and ignition coils.

Engine Honda C32b

NSX 1 (NA)1996 - 2005
NSX 1 (NA)1996 - 2005

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See Also

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Honda F20A engine

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Honda F23a engine

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