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Author Jeff Palmer
Categories Dyno Testing, Accord
Create Date November 09, 2007 13:19
Last Update November 16, 2007 14:25
Accord 6MT Dynojet


Ignition_Key and his Accord
On the day Shawn was performing our first dyno test of a 2008 V6 6MT Accord, TOV reader "Ignition_Key" was flying into Cleveland, OH to take delivery of his own car from another one of our readers, "HONDA AVFM". "HONDA AFVM" works at Motorcars Honda in Cleveland Ohio and apparently took good care of "Ignition_Key". It's the must-read feel-good story of the week.

Shortly after Shawn posted the Dynapack results of the aforementioned test, "Ignition_Key" posted an offer for us to dyno his car here in Georgia. It turns out "Ignition_Key" lives not too far from the TOV's global headquarters, so it was very easy for us to set a time this morning at Dynolab in Marietta, GA and perform today's tests.

Before we made the day's first pull, Finny (that's Ignition_Key's offline name) asked what I thought his car would make, and without thinking much, I predicted 235whp. So we made the first pass, and the car dutifully put down 234.4 whp. I figured I'd be close, but I also figured my number was a little conservative. So after a brief cooldown, we made another pass. This time the car made 237.5whp. Not bad, but being that it was only the 2nd pass, I figured there could be more in store. We made a few more passes, and the car's power kept notching upwards, until we finally had back to back runs with essentially identical results. The final figures: 239.5 hp and 224 lb-ft at the wheels.


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By Comparison For your reference we've run a few more plots, one pitting Finny's 2008 Accord V6 6MT against the 2008 Accord V6 5AT, and the other one showing the difference between the 2007 TL-S 6MT and 2008 Accord V6 6MT. On the TL-S vs Accord chart, the difference looks pretty dramatic, but keep in mind that these dyno sessions took place nearly 6 months apart and the atmospheric conditions between those two days differed greatly. The dyno system tries to account for the differences in atmospheric conditions by applying standard SAE correction factors. Given the high temperatures during the TL Type-S' testing, the TL-S was given a rather large correction factor of 1.04. Today's conditions during the test of the Accord were closer to ideal, thus the Accord's results only had a correction factor of 1.01 applied. Interestingly, overlaying the uncorrected plots (3rd graph) shows that the Accord motor's output is nearly identical to the TL Type-S's. So then the question is: Are the standard SAE correction factors fully applicable or are they overcompensating for the difference in conditions? The only way to answer that question would be to re-test the TL Type-S under nearly identical conditions.

Accord V6 5AT vs 6MT
'07 TL Type-S 6MT vs '08 Accord V6 6MT

'07 TL Type-S 6MT vs '08 Accord V6 6MT (uncorrected)

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Date Thread Starter Thread
11-28-2007 17:15
6MT Sedan?   (Score: 1, Normal)
Tina
11-28-2007 22:02
Re: 6MT Sedan?   (Score: 1, Normal)
Ignition_Key
12-06-2007 11:22
Re: 6MT Sedan?   (Score: 1, Normal)
Tina
11-14-2007 17:10
Weight of Stock Wheels and Tires   (Score: 1, Normal)
Ignition_Key
11-15-2007 20:40
Re: Weight of Stock Wheels and Tires   (Score: 1, Normal)
TH23
11-15-2007 20:48
Re: Weight of Stock Wheels and Tires   (Score: 1, Normal)
TH23
11-21-2007 10:43
Re: Weight of Stock Wheels and Tires   (Score: 1, Normal)
ipribadi
11-28-2007 22:03
Re: Weight of Stock Wheels and Tires   (Score: 1, Normal)
Ignition_Key
11-15-2007 10:15
How about an overlay of the 03 coupe you dynoed?   (Score: 1, Normal)
8000RPM
11-15-2007 13:27
Re: How about an overlay of the 03 coupe you dynoed?   (Score: 1, Normal)
JeffX
11-26-2007 20:38
Re: How about an overlay of the 03 coupe you dynoed?   (Score: 1, Normal)
Ignition_Key
11-12-2007 10:43
More proof   (Score: 1, Normal)
6SPDTL
11-12-2007 12:37
Re: More proof   (Score: 1, Normal)
Ignition_Key
11-12-2007 16:45
Re: More proof   (Score: 1, Normal)
80honda
11-12-2007 19:10
Re: More proof   (Score: 1, Normal)
CivicB18
11-13-2007 11:47
Re: More proof   (Score: 1, Normal)
TH23
11-13-2007 15:05
Re: More proof   (Score: 1, Normal)
Wizard
11-13-2007 16:10
Re: More proof -------- 0-60 Question????   (Score: 1, Normal)
HONDA AFVM
11-13-2007 16:23
Re: More proof -------- 0-60 Question????   (Score: 1, Normal)
MojaveAccord
11-13-2007 16:38
Re: More proof -------- 0-60 Question????   (Score: 1, Normal)
Wizard
11-13-2007 21:19
Re: More proof -------- 0-60 Question????   (Score: 1, Normal)
Ignition_Key
11-14-2007 10:18
Re: More proof -------- 0-60 Question????   (Score: 1, Normal)
HONDA AFVM
11-14-2007 10:44
Re: More proof -------- 0-60 Question????   (Score: 1, Normal)
notyper
11-14-2007 13:30
Ultra High Performace Tires - Better Traction   (Score: 1, Normal)
Ignition_Key
11-19-2007 12:43
Re: Ultra High Performace Tires - Better Traction   (Score: 1, Normal)
Mr Bigs
11-13-2007 16:40
Re: More proof   (Score: 1, Normal)
Ignition_Key
11-13-2007 18:45
Re: More proof   (Score: 1, Normal)
Wizard
11-20-2007 13:35
Re: More proof   (Score: 1, Normal)
HJV1
11-21-2007 07:00
Re: More proof   (Score: 1, Normal)
mchester
11-21-2007 09:58
Re: More proof   (Score: 1, Normal)
HJV1
11-22-2007 10:50
Re: More proof   (Score: 1, Normal)
typeR
11-10-2007 01:10
Where to go from here?   (Score: 1, Normal)
NSXman
11-10-2007 01:17
Re: Where to go from here?   (Score: 1, Normal)
Wizard
11-10-2007 10:17
Re: Where to go from here?   (Score: 1, Normal)
NSXman
11-10-2007 10:54
Re: Where to go from here?   (Score: 1, Normal)
Ignition_Key
11-10-2007 17:10
Re: Where to go from here?   (Score: 1, Normal)
CarPhreakD
11-10-2007 18:02
Re: Where to go from here?   (Score: 1, Normal)
HONDA AFVM
11-10-2007 20:22
Re: Where to go from here?   (Score: 1, Normal)
CarPhreakD
11-11-2007 12:45
Re: Where to go from here?   (Score: 1, Normal)
HONDA AFVM
11-11-2007 16:19
Re: Where to go from here?   (Score: 1, Normal)
CarPhreakD
11-11-2007 20:11
Re: Where to go from here?   (Score: 1, Normal)
HONDA AFVM
11-12-2007 13:32
Re: Where to go from here?   (Score: 1, Normal)
owequitit
11-12-2007 16:04
Re: Where to go from here?   (Score: 1, Normal)
6SPDTL
11-12-2007 17:20
Re: Where to go from here?   (Score: 1, Normal)
CarPhreakD
11-12-2007 17:41
Re: Where to go from here?   (Score: 1, Normal)
Furia
11-12-2007 22:25
Re: Where to go from here?   (Score: 1, Normal)
6SPDTL
11-12-2007 23:12
Re: Where to go from here?   (Score: 1, Normal)
CarPhreakD
11-13-2007 15:36
Re: Where to go from here?   (Score: 1, Normal)
jero
11-13-2007 16:06
Re: Where to go from here?   (Score: 1, Normal)
CarPhreakD
11-19-2007 13:12
Re: Where to go from here?   (Score: 1, Normal)
Mr Bigs
11-20-2007 00:13
Re: Where to go from here?   (Score: 1, Normal)
2000rebuiltacrd
11-12-2007 19:23
Re: Where to go from here?   (Score: 1, Normal)
TonyEX
11-12-2007 19:54
Re: Where to go from here?   (Score: 1, Normal)
NSXman
11-19-2007 22:35
Awsome   (Score: 1, Normal)
Odyssey500
11-19-2007 23:13
Re: Awsome   (Score: 1, Normal)
Ignition_Key
11-12-2007 09:35
Engine Codes – TL-S vs Accord   (Score: 1, Normal)
FlanaganID
11-12-2007 10:31
Re: Engine Codes – TL-S vs Accord   (Score: 1, Normal)
JeffX
11-12-2007 13:11
here they are for the Accord   (Score: 1, Normal)
JeffX
11-12-2007 14:15
Re: here they are for the Accord   (Score: 1, Normal)
FlanaganID
11-15-2007 16:08
Re: here they are for the Accord   (Score: 1, Normal)
R-Z
11-12-2007 13:30
Re: Engine Codes – TL-S vs Accord   (Score: 1, Normal)
owequitit
11-09-2007 16:27
Dynojet vs Dynapack   (Score: 1, Normal)
Ignition_Key
11-09-2007 18:38
Re: Dynojet vs Dynapack   (Score: 1, Normal)
PolishedMetal6MT
11-09-2007 19:30
Re: Dynojet vs Dynapack   (Score: 1, Normal)
R-Z
11-09-2007 19:36
Re: Dynojet vs Dynapack   (Score: 1, Normal)
PolishedMetal6MT
11-09-2007 19:43
Re: Dynojet vs Dynapack   (Score: 1, Normal)
Wizard
11-09-2007 19:56
08 6MT vs 07 TL-S   (Score: 1, Normal)
Ignition_Key
11-09-2007 20:27
Re: Dynojet vs Dynapack   (Score: 1, Normal)
notyper
11-09-2007 20:38
Re: Dynojet vs Dynapack   (Score: 1, Normal)
2000rebuiltacrd
11-09-2007 21:01
Re: Dynojet vs Dynapack   (Score: 1, Normal)
notyper
11-09-2007 22:40
Re: Dynojet vs Dynapack   (Score: 1, Normal)
chubzilla
11-11-2007 14:09
Re: Dynojet vs Dynapack   (Score: 1, Normal)
2000rebuiltacrd
11-13-2007 21:27
Re: Dynojet vs Dynapack   (Score: 1, Normal)
Ignition_Key
11-14-2007 20:09
Re: Dynojet vs Dynapack   (Score: 1, Normal)
2000rebuiltacrd
11-13-2007 08:17
Accord coupe 6MT tested by edmunds   (Score: 1, Normal)
shingles
11-13-2007 15:07
Re: Accord coupe 6MT tested by edmunds   (Score: 1, Normal)
Wizard
11-13-2007 21:22
Trap Speed   (Score: 1, Normal)
Ignition_Key
11-13-2007 22:40
Re: Trap Speed   (Score: 1, Normal)
shingles
11-14-2007 11:56
Re: Trap Speed   (Score: 1, Normal)
Wizard
11-12-2007 10:36
Why the surprise?????   (Score: 1, Normal)
6SPDTL
11-12-2007 13:28
Re: Why the surprise?????   (Score: 1, Normal)
owequitit
11-13-2007 21:25
Re: Why the surprise?????   (Score: 1, Normal)
Ignition_Key
11-10-2007 09:17
Explanation   (Score: 1, Normal)
HondaChuck
11-10-2007 09:34
Re: Explanation   (Score: 1, Normal)
Ignition_Key
11-10-2007 17:40
Re: Explanation   (Score: 1, Normal)
CarPhreakD
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