Everything you need to know about the Honda J-Series V6

Colin
By Colin Wood
May 31, 2021 | Honda, v6, j series

Say you want to put a Honda J-Series V6–an engine found in everything from the Honda Accord to the Acura MDX–into a car that didn’t come with one from the factory.

That’s cool, but where do you start? After all, there were a number of variations produced and, perhaps most importantly, you want to figure out which ones will actually fit in your project.

Lucky for you, forum user Flight Service started a thread a few years ago on the subject, covering pretty much everything you might want to know when it comes to the J-Series, be it specifications, technical information or even dimensional drawings.

So, if you have a question about the J-Series, or even have some advice you think is worth sharing, check out the “Honda J series thread. Tech Info” thread.

Also, what’s your favorite application of the J-Series?

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fidelity101 (Forum Supporter)
fidelity101 (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
5/17/21 2:23 p.m.

bookmarked to enable future bad ideas

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
5/17/21 3:52 p.m.
fidelity101 (Forum Supporter) said:

bookmarked to enable future bad ideas

RX7 Kevin aka "Dr. Rotorstein"

Blame Colin. 

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/17/21 4:48 p.m.
fidelity101 (Forum Supporter) said:

bookmarked to enable future bad ideas

RX7 Kevin aka "Dr. Rotorstein"

Depending on the exact bad idea, I'd buck up for a GM High Feature.  They accelerate much better than Hondas.

The GM engine accelerates better than the Honda.  Yeah, I said it twice, because it feels so weird to say.

Driving an Accord with the 271hp VCM engine (got to do rings in it) I was kind of shocked... today when I read the article and saw it was a 271hp engine and not a 200hp engine.  

wvumtnbkr
wvumtnbkr GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
5/17/21 5:14 p.m.

My buddy put one in an impreza.   He kept the stock 5 speed and awd.   It's cool.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
5/17/21 5:49 p.m.
wvumtnbkr said:

My buddy put one in an impreza.   He kept the stock 5 speed and awd.   It's cool.

Wait, Honda-powered Impreza? Got pics? 

Chesterfield
Chesterfield Reader
5/17/21 7:17 p.m.

I really enjoyed the j32a2 in CL Type-S, and I thought it would be fun to swap it into a lighter car, preferably mid-engined.

CrustyRedXpress
CrustyRedXpress GRM+ Memberand Reader
5/17/21 9:33 p.m.

The J is an easy swap into the NSX-far cheaper than rebuilding the original C30 and the kit is better than the ones made for k-swaps. Way more aftermarket support for big power and nobody cares if you throw a rod out the engine block.

It's also a prettier engine and better from a packaging standpoint. The C30 was at the end of the era where Honda engineers put vac hoses everywhere and the 60deg J gives way more space in the engine bay.

Run_Away
Run_Away GRM+ Memberand Dork
5/17/21 10:23 p.m.

"Everything you need to know about the Honda J-series"

in big bold letters, with an arrow pointing to a cutaway picture of a Honda C-series V6. devil

BA5
BA5 GRM+ Memberand Reader
5/18/21 7:33 a.m.
Run_Away said:

"Everything you need to know about the Honda J-series"

in big bold letters, with an arrow pointing to a cutaway picture of a Honda C-series V6. devil

Hahaha I noticed that as well.  I let GRM get away with that sort of stuff because they're cool, though.

 

wvumtnbkr
wvumtnbkr GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
5/18/21 7:42 a.m.

In reply to David S. Wallens :

I'll see what I can do.

 

It's a racecar, so the requirements are easier than a comfy streetcar.

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