Most people call the Honda Pilot a Japanese car, and it may be in origin, however, I find it hard to call it a foreign car. Every Honda Pilot in the US is built in an American soiled plant, by American citizens, paying income taxes to the USA.. Doesn’t that make it an American car in essence? Something to think about. No matter, GotEngines.com has every Honda Pilot engine for Sale at affordable prices.
The Pilot is a mid sized crossover SUV made in Alabama and in Canada. Introduced in 2003, technically. It is a front wheel drive/four wheel drive vehicle. It may surprise you to know only one engine has been offered in the Pilot. Though it is in it’s second generation run, one engine is it.
The first Generation Honda Pilot made use of a 3.5 liter engine. An all aluminum alloy SOHC [single overhead camshaft], 24-valve VTEC V6 engine which uses a conventional timing belt to drive the overhead camshafts. The engine is rated at 240 hp. ID names are; J35A4, J35A6, J35A9. Codes mechanics use when they call us.
VTEC [Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control] is a camshaft and valve train system that improves the overall efficiency of a four-stroke internal combustion engine by allowing instant adjustment in engine response, relative to the driving conditions. This system uses two camshaft profiles and electronically selects between the profiles.
The second generation Honda Pilot was also powered by a 3.5 liter engine, it received a new 3.5L V6 VTEC engine producing 250 horsepower. Called at the J35Z1 engine, should you need the exact engine ID, or a J35Z4 in the 2009 and newer Pilots.
The Honda J engines are all made in the US as well, in Anna, Ohio. USA.
The Pilot is a success to say the least. Car and Driver magazine calls it the Best Large SUV for 2003 through 2008. And Edmunds.com claimed it to be “Most Wanted SUV”.
Honda owners are very loyal. The Pilot has a large following, from my discussions with several Pilot owners, like my neighbor down the street, loyalty is one of the reasons the Pilot is so popular. For the people to whom I posed this question, “What would you do if you needed to replace the engine?”, the answer was unanimous, “Get a top notch replacement engine and drive the car forever.”
Enough said, if you are in the unenviable spot of needing a replacement engine for your Pilot, call GotEngines.com and speak with a staff member about how we can provide the fastest service and best information so you make a great decision. Buy an engine with pure value and peace of mind built right into it. Enjoy our world class customer service. Call Now.