[Vwdiesel] V-6 diesel

Terry Briggs vbriggs at stny.rr.com
Thu Jul 20 13:45:28 EDT 2006

I've not seen one, but I read someplace that dodge put a perkins diesel 
in dodge dart back in either the very early 70's or late 60's, can 
anyone confirm that.
On Jul 20, 2006, at 4:40 AM, William J Toensing wrote:

> Well, there is always something new to learn. That Dodge V-6 diesel 
> slopped under my radar screen. This is the first I had heard of it & 
> would like to know more about that engine. I wonder if that could be 
> the same V-6 diesel GM used in the front drive Olds Ceria& I think, 
> some other models that shared that same front wheel drive platform in 
> the early '80s. How good was that V-6 GM diesel? During that period of 
> time I was down on American cars & especially GM because of their 
> other examples of "quality" such as the THM 200 Hydromantic, V-8-6-4 
> Cadillac, Chevy Vega & more. I did recall of hearing of some diesel 
> conversions of the Plymouth/Dodge slant 6 gas engine. In 1972 I bought 
> a new Citroen DJX-21 station wagon which I still own. In 1983 I bought 
> a new Nissan Sentra diesel which I drove for 50,000 miles & then sold 
> when I bought a new Mazda 626 diesel at a bargain price because at 
> that time, Americans were down on diesels. I keep track of my MPG from 
> tank to tank & out of curiosit
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