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Need Some Help On My Omni 024

Discussion in 'L: Horizon/Omni, Rampage, etc' started by gearheadmike, Oct 31, 2016.

  1. gearheadmike

    gearheadmike New Member

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    I just picked up a 81 omni 024 2.2 auto 70k original.
    I want to clean the engine bay up as much as possible and remove all unnecessary stuff like smog/emission/etc and all that. has anyome don it and what needs to be removed/blocked off
     
  2. Bob Lincoln

    Bob Lincoln "CHECK FAULT CODES"
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    Illegal to do so. It's a violation of federal law. And pollution controls are not unnecessary. They help prevent lung disease and asthma attacks.
     
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    gearheadmike New Member

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    i fig id remove as most the stuff dont seem to be working ait pump is seized the canister is cracked
     
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    valiant67 Rich Corinthian Leather
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    There is no non-computerized ignition that I know of for these cars. Your best performance will be to fix these things rather than remove them.
     
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    gearheadmike New Member

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    isnt there a more simple ignition that dodge had with a little 5 plug connector? i remember doing something like that to my 80's diplomat that had the lean burn system when i removed it all
     
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    valiant67 Rich Corinthian Leather
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    There was for the slant 6 and V8s, nothing for the FWD 4 cylinders.
     
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    gearheadmike New Member

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    ok didn't know if they had one for 4cyl. Now they don't make a a after market module for a hall-effect ignition?
    Or could i get a vacuum advance dist from a older vw engine with points then add a electronic ignition kit?
     
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    Bob Lincoln "CHECK FAULT CODES"
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    Why VW? You don't have a VW engine in your car, it's a US engine, designed and built.
     
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    i read in that some people fitted a older vw dist (bosch 009 i think) with points and a vac adv. to get away from the
    electric spark control.
     
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    1981 should have the carburetor with the Electronic Fuel Metering solenoid (green and tan wires). The mixture is controlled by the oxygen sensor in the exhaust.
    I strongly suggest that you do not remove, defeat or tamper with this system. If the car runs bad, properly diagnose and repair what is wrong with it.
     
  11. LouJC

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    I think the early years of the Omni/Horizon did use VW Rabbit engines till ChryCo could make enough of their new 4 cyl engines. A good friend had an '81 Omni 024 and it definitely had a VW engine.
     
  12. Bob Lincoln

    Bob Lincoln "CHECK FAULT CODES"
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    Yes, 2.2L was optional in 1981, and by 1984, the VW engine was gone.
     

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