Why does Honda keep making an interference engine? on 2003 Honda Accord

When a broken belt will cause severe damage. It's my understanding a non-interference engine will Not have as much damage when a belt breaks.

by in Hubbard, OH on October 29, 2012
3 answers 9 comments
ANSWER by on October 29, 2012
GOOD QUESTION. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW ALSO. SINCE OTHER ENGINES PERFORM AS WELL AND ARE JUST AS DURABLE. NOT JUST HONDA EITHER. NOW ANY ENGINE IN THE RIGHT CONDITIONS CAN IN FACT HAVE INTERFERENCE WITH VALVES AND PISTONS IF IT GETS OUT OF TIME. WELL MAYBE A FEW EXCEPTIONS.
ANSWER by on October 29, 2012
Technicians answer: To teach consumers to perform preventative maintenance Consumers answer: To keep auto shops busy Automotive Engineers answer: To get a small engine to deliver the power and performance of a large engine while reducing emissions and improving gas mileage
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COMMENT by on October 29, 2012
FELIX WANKEL WOULD DISAGREE. IF HE COULD.
COMMENT by on October 29, 2012
Have you ever seen the converter set-up on a rotory engine? Insane for the actual displacement.Alex , I'll take answer #3- Engineers are catering to what the public is being 'programmed' for, POWER- and for that you must sacrifice something. I believe it was ferrari , back in the '70s had a near zero-emissions V12 , but it had no lower-end torque power band was somewhere starting over 7000RPM red line around 13K. All valve train related , no smog controls (EGR , A.I.R. ,or converters).
ANSWER by on October 29, 2012
the idea of closer tolerances is due to preformance and smog but they could have put a chain like most do now.
COMMENT by on October 29, 2012
OK got all the answers. It's still as clear as Mud!! There's a lot of cars out there that get very good mileage, perform well, have low emissions, and non interference engines. I never claimed to be a genius, maybe I'm just stupid, and you can't fix that. Thanks for all the answers!!
COMMENT by on October 29, 2012
I HEAR YOU AND I AM IN THE SAME BOAT!! AND I WORK ON THEM FOR A LIVING AND HAVE BEEN DOING IT FOR A HELL OF A LONG TIME! BUT I STILL DON'T KNOW THE ANSWER TO YOUR QUESTION.
COMMENT by on October 29, 2012
wetry I like you, you're OK in my book!!!
COMMENT by on October 29, 2012
Wetry is ok in my book too, if I wasnt a technician I would let him fix my cars. I would even buy a Honda!
COMMENT by on October 29, 2012
I HAVE NOTHING AGAINST HONDA IN FACT I THINK IT IS A FINE CAR. I JUST WONDER WHY SOME MAKES ARE INTERF. AND OTHERS ARE NOT WITH EQUAL PERFOFMANCE IN EVERY WAY! BUT THIS COULD GO ON & ON SO I GIVE UP.
COMMENT by on October 29, 2012
Hey! Which 'book' do those guys have? P.S. I work on Hondas , but I've said it before , I'll BUY a Toyota!
COMMENT by on October 29, 2012
I HAVE OWNED ABOUT A BUNCH OF AUTO'S AND TO TELL THE TRUTH IF I TREATED THEM RIGHT,THEY ALL DID A FINE JOB.
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