[Vwdiesel] Dodge Omni/Plymouth Horizon

William J Toensing toensing at wildblue.net
Fri Jul 21 03:14:25 EDT 2006

You are right, I forgot about that. A VW Rabbit diesel might fit in a Horizon/Omni. Also, I recall Mitsubishi 4 cylinder gas engines were used in as an engine upgrade for the Plymouth/Dodge/Chrysler minivans. I have also seen a few of these minivans with 4 speed manuals rather than automatics. I believe, not sure, that the Horizon was sold in Europe under the Simca, Chrysler, & Talbot brands. Chrysler bought the French Simca company which was originally Ford of France. Chrysler had also bought the British Roots company which made the Hillman & other brands. When Chrysler got into financial difficulties in the early '80s they sold their European operations to Peugeot/Citroen which renamed the Simca & Chrysler brands Talbot. I don't recall if they renamed the UK Roots division Talbot but I think they did. I also understand Chrysler sourced some of the Omni/Horizon plus K car CV joints from Citroen as well as a couple of American vendors & that you have to know which CV joint it is in ordering repair kits. There is a parts interchange publication known as the Hollander Exchange Manual which is used mainly by junk yards. It tells what parts from one make or model will fit another. I don't know if they cover foreign cars.

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