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  • Honda B20A engine

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    The Honda B20A engine series, known as the B20A and B21A was an inline four-cylinder engine family from Honda introduced in 1985 in the second-generation Honda Prelude. Also available in the contemporary third-generation Honda Accord in the Japanese domestic market, along with the Accord-derived Vigor, the B20A was Honda's first line of multivalve DOHC inline four-cylinder engines, focused towards performance and displacing 2.0 to 2.1 litres. The third-generation Prelude was exclusively powered by the B20A engine family and production of the B20A engine family ended with the conclusion of the production of the third-generation Prelude in 1991. It would be succeeded by the Honda B engine. Although sharing similar nomenclature and some design elements, the earlier B20A substantially differs from the later B-series in architecture enough to be considered two different engine families and must not be confused with other B-series engines and the B20B, a 2.0 liter DOHC engine introduced alongside the Honda CR-V in 1994. There were two versions of the B20A: The first generation of B20A engines was available in the 86–87 Prelude 2.0SI in Japan and Europe, the 86–89 Honda Vigor and Accord. It leaned towards the front of the car just like the A20A engine found in the same cars. This B20A produces and torque in Japan. In Europe this is called B20A1, produces and 127 lb.ft (172 Nm). There was also a similar engine named B18A for the 86–89 Accords. It was a destroked B20A powered by two sidedraft Keihin carbs. The second generation of B20A was found in the 88–91 Prelude. The 88–91 Prelude B20A and B21A blocks are cast so they lie at an 18-degree angle leaning towards the firewall. This was done to please the exterior specifications for the 1988–1991 3rd Generation Prelude due to its ultra-low hoodline which Honda dubs the "engineless design" and also for handling reasons due to placing the engine at an angle gives it a lower center of gravity (similar to straight 6 designs in older BMW's).The B20A, B20A3, and B20A5 engines consisted of closed-deck aluminum blocks with thicker-than-average iron sleeves whereas the B21A1 had FRM (fiber reinforced metal) cylinder liners. The B21A1 was basically a re-worked B20A5 with an increase in bore to . The external block dimensions had to stay identical (although there was increased external strengthening and webbing on the B21) to the B20A5 block so Honda called upon Saffil to create a thin but strong cylinder liner called FRM (fiber reinforced metal) which basically consisted of a carbon fiber matrix, aluminum alloy, and aluminum oxide to make a very strong cylinder sleeve. The sleeve is so strong, in fact, that it wears out the piston rings causing low compression numbers, severe smoking, and high oil usage. It is possible in many situations to merely replace the worn rings in order to revive the motor's former output. Many machine shops will not attempt to re-hone or re-bore the FRM sleeves, as this type of sleeve will de-laminate during machining operations.

  • Small engine

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    Electrical generator, with Generac Vanguard (Now Briggs Vanguard) engine and electric start Rotary lawn mower, with a vertical shaft engine A small engine is the general term for a wide range of small-displacement, low-powered internal combustion engines used to power lawn mowers, generators, concrete mixers and many other machines that require independent power sources. Most small engines are single-cylinder, with a few V-twin units. Although much less common, there have been small Wankel (rotary) engines manufactured for use on lawn mowers and other such equipment. Small engines are also used for wide ranges of low-displacement motor vehicles, mainly motorcycles, scooters, ATVs, and go-karts.

  • Honda E engine

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    The E-series was a line of inline 4-cylinder automobile engines from Honda. These engines were used in the popular Honda Civic, Accord, and Prelude cars in the 1970s and 1980s. One notable technology was CVCC, introduced with this family, which allowed the company to meet strict emissions standards without using a catalytic converter. The CVCC ED1 was on the Ward's 10 Best Engines of the 20th century list.

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