The first thing I think of when I see a Honda Element is that it has the aerodynamics of a flying brick. A flying brick certainly has more wind resistance than a flying ball. All of that has nothing to do with the Element and it’s introduction into the compact crossover field of SUV’s in 2003. The idea was to design a vehicle appealing to a younger group of people, that gets good fuel economy. Good news, we have Honda Element engines for sale, remanufactured to factory specs for much less than the dealer.
The Element is based on Honda’s Global Compact Platform and will be powered by a 2.4-liter, 160-horsepower, i-VTEC, 4-cylinder inline engine. The Element is available with front-wheel drive or Honda’s optional “Real Time” four-wheel drive system, a hydraulically-actuated system that operates only when front wheel slippage occurs.
From 2004 to 2006 the engine used in the Element is called the K24A4, 2.4 liter gasoline engine. The K series of engines was introduced in 2001. Equipped with DOHC [double overhead camshafts] and roller rocker arms to reduce internal friction. Making adequate power with 160 horsepower and 160 foot pounds of torque, this engine provided a tender balance of power and economy. Perfect for a college kid.
From 2007 on, the Element made use of the K24AB inline gasoline 4 cylinder engine. Also a 2.4 liter engine from the K family also. It was not introduced to the Element until 2007, even though it was in use in other Honda’s before 2007.
The Element is built on the Honda CVC chassis. Making it a front engine, front wheel drive, and/or all wheel drive vehicle. But it’s Honda’s version of a common front engine/front wheel drive setup. It’s called a transverse mounting system, where the engine and transmission are mounted sideways under the hood.
If you are reading this article because you are searching for a replacement engine, allow me to recommend the most effective way to solve a problem of this magnitude. A reman engine is the most cost effect method of replacing a bad engine.
The price of a remanufactured motor is not as much as most people expect. The beauty of a remanufactured engine is derived from several features. One such feature is the installation of approved factory updates. Another feature is no compromise parts. Using factory original parts or better.
When you consider the peace of mind guarantee offered, this is a very cost effective solution, one that will remind you of what a great decision you made over and over for many years.
Unfortunately the element was discontinued in 2011.