Honda's New 3.5-Liter V-6 Goes DOHC, Drops VTEC
It's the first naturally aspirated V-6 from Honda or Acura to have dual overhead camshafts since the original NSX.
I get the shift to DOHC but VTEC will be missed...it evokes something special when you hear it activate on a WOT run. I would expect the new version to rev a little quicker with the DOHC.
Nope, the new block has been seriously beefed up, mostly to deal with the boost in the turbo versions of the engine. They're using 6 bolt mains and some seriously thick cylinders. I've been keeping my eye on people playing around with them it does look like a whole lot of things will swap between the generations. You can apparently bolt the DOHC head on the older blocks, whether you can make it work is another question, but Honda didn't stray too far from the old reliable J Series. I do question their choice to put slots between the cylinders though, that didn't work out for Ford on their Ecoboosts.It sounds like they just slapped some DOHC heads on the old block. Bore and stroke is identical, it still uses a timing belt, etc. Not that this is bad, I'm just saying.
Without VTEC, the seat frames can be made lighter now that the MASSIVE thrust forces have been reduced....YO!
Does it still have VCM?
Honda's New 3.5-Liter V-6 Goes DOHC, Drops VTECIt's the first naturally aspirated V-6 from Honda or Acura to have dual overhead camshafts since the original NSX.www.caranddriver.com
Of course. Cylinder deactivation isn't going away for any manufacturer.Does it still have VCM?
Mazda CX-5/CX-9 is calling your nameSame old issue saddling owners with $1500 timing belt change . Mine is due on my 2015 Pilot just considering I’d get something else or drop the $1800 for plugs/timing belt / valve adjust for a paid for vehicle I am indifferent about.
My guess is still 0W-20.Would anyone know what oil viscosity the new Honda dual over-head cam 3.5L V6 engine is speced for?