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2022 MDX Type S - Honda's First Air Suspension!

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Click the link below for your convenience. I'm excited that they added a stronger engine option and like the looks. The air suspension is intriguing.

I've still had trouble finding much information on the J30C engine. I know it's DOHC, but can't for the life of me find out if it's using chains or belts for timing.


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Click the link below for your convenience. I'm excited that they added a stronger engine option and like the looks. The air suspension is intriguing.

I've still had trouble finding much information on the J30C engine. I know it's DOHC, but can't for the life of me find out if it's using chains or belts for timing.
Timing Belt.

Savage geese has a decent video on it around the 12 minute mark.

 

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Damn looks nice.

I wonder if that motor will make it over to the Pilot. Would definitely be a reason to upgrade.
I doubt it but that would be pretty awesome. Throw a bone to those of us who are probably stuck driving 3 throw crossovers and would like to have a little performance.

Timing Belt.

Savage geese has a decent video on it around the 12 minute mark.

Thanks!

And disappointed they went through the effort of redesigning for DOHC but not timing chains.
 
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And disappointed they went through the effort of redesigning for DOHC but not timing chains.
Even worse is how proud they are about getting VCM enabled on it. Ugh. I don’t mind a belt honestly. With as many cars that have chain issues these days I point to the belt and go “well at least they planned for this to get replaced meaning it’s probably somewhat accessible without engine removal“. Soooo.... I’ll take a belt, but cylinder deactivation - Agrghhhhhh!
 

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Even worse is how proud they are about getting VCM enabled on it. Ugh. I don’t mind a belt honestly. With as many cars that have chain issues these days I point to the belt and go “well at least they planned for this to get replaced meaning it’s probably somewhat accessible without engine removal“. Soooo.... I’ll take a belt, but cylinder deactivation - Agrghhhhhh!
I assume Hondata will have a full tuner for this particular engine that will hopefully allow VCM to be disabled without any trickery like we use now.
 

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Assuming the EPA doesn’t sue Hondata out of existence… ugh.
Truly sad times for those of us that care about these things... but for 98% of the buying public they won't notice.

I thought the EPA has gone after some of the VCMuzzler type of companies too at one point.
 
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