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Is the 3.5 engine in a Honda the same as wife car? #4807708
07/07/18 12:44 PM
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About 6 months ago I got a Honda Ridgeline, with the 3.5 engine. Yesterday, I got the wife a new RX350 with the 3.5 engine,, are they the same? I will change the oil around 1,500 to 2,000 miles in the RX, and then every 5,000 miles, I change it in the truck every 5,000 miles also.


2018 Honda Ridgeline
2018 RX 350
Re: Is the 3.5 engine in a Honda the same as wife car? [Re: widetrax] #4807711
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Time to update your signature on here.

Does the Ridgeline have vcm in it?

Last edited by SatinSilver; 07/07/18 12:55 PM.
Re: Is the 3.5 engine in a Honda the same as wife car? [Re: widetrax] #4807712
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They're the same displacement, but different. Looks like the RDX has the J35Z2 engine, and the Ridgeline has J35Y6. Ridgeline is actually more powerful by a little, but peaks at slightly lower RPM.

Oil wise the engines should be identical.

Re: Is the 3.5 engine in a Honda the same as wife car? [Re: widetrax] #4807713
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Both are Honda? The RX350 is a Lexus/Toyota model.


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Re: Is the 3.5 engine in a Honda the same as wife car? [Re: widetrax] #4807720
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Odds are high that the 3.5 in the Honda is different than the 3.5 in the RX350 Lexus... duh

Nice vehicles BTW.


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Re: Is the 3.5 engine in a Honda the same as wife car? [Re: AZjeff] #4807736
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Originally Posted By: AZjeff
Odds are high that the 3.5 in the Honda is different than the 3.5 in the RX350 Lexus... duh

Nice vehicles BTW.


why?

other than displacement(bore and piston diameter), the 3.7 in my uncle's Lincoln, and the 3.5 in my Mercury are basically the same.(and my Mercury's 3.5 is 100% identical to My Mom's Ford's 3.5) they even came off the same assembly line...

now these are Ford Products, not Honda, but...


NEVERMIND...DOI! Lexus Is a Toyota! the fancy Honda is ACURA!!..... sorry.

Last edited by earlyre; 07/07/18 01:55 PM.

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Re: Is the 3.5 engine in a Honda the same as wife car? [Re: widetrax] #4807757
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No? They are not the same. Honda vs Lexus...am I missing something?


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Re: Is the 3.5 engine in a Honda the same as wife car? [Re: widetrax] #4807767
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LOL I make the same mistake often with vehicles & brands that have alphanumeric badging (RX##, MDX, et al.) Easy mistake to make.


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Re: Is the 3.5 engine in a Honda the same as wife car? [Re: widetrax] #4807775
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Both are same displacement with some differences and some similarities one has vtec the other vvti one made by honda the other Toyota/Lexus. Both vehicles and power mills are top notch lots of luck with them

If you're asking do they use the same weight oil and amount that's something you'll find in the owners manual. The Lexus if like many newer Toyota's may use 0w20 or even 0w16
The Ridgeline maybe 0w20-5w30 depending on climate and if you're towing. Again check the manuals.

Also they'll probably differ in the length between oil change intervals .

Last edited by mx5miata; 07/07/18 02:44 PM.

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Re: Is the 3.5 engine in a Honda the same as wife car? [Re: widetrax] #4807854
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Iím considering a Ridgeline; would you give us a rundown of your first 6 months with the truck?


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Re: Is the 3.5 engine in a Honda the same as wife car? [Re: widetrax] #4807856
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Of course they are the same!
Both are sourced from Japan, so they probably share lots of engine components.

smirk


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Re: Is the 3.5 engine in a Honda the same as wife car? [Re: widetrax] #4808083
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Does the Honda/Acura 3.5L V6 still use a timing belt?
I know that the Toyota/Lexus 3.5L V6 uses a chain and has for some time!


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Re: Is the 3.5 engine in a Honda the same as wife car? [Re: double vanos] #4808085
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Originally Posted By: double vanos
Iím considering a Ridgeline; would you give us a rundown of your first 6 months with the truck?

www.ridgelineownersclub.com

Re: Is the 3.5 engine in a Honda the same as wife car? [Re: Hounds] #4808113
07/08/18 05:54 AM
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My bro's '07 Odyssey has a 3.5 as does my bro-in-law's 2000 Acura RL.

I did a little looking years ago and recall seeing something like 7 "variations" of the 3.5.

The tell was a final digit which was ordinal.

Re: Is the 3.5 engine in a Honda the same as wife car? [Re: Char Baby] #4808182
07/08/18 07:27 AM
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Originally Posted By: Char Baby
Does the Honda/Acura 3.5L V6 still use a timing belt?
I know that the Toyota/Lexus 3.5L V6 uses a chain and has for some time!

Yes.
Honda is still using a timing belt on their 3.5L V/6. They have always used timing belts on their V/6 engines. The Toyota/Lexus 3.5L V/6 always had a timing chain (the 3.0L, 3.3L, and 3.4L V/6 engines had timing belts).

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