[Vwdiesel] Oil Pressure gauges

Roger Brown r.c.brown at ieee.org
Thu Nov 20 15:58:43 EST 2003

Milt Kaplan wrote:
> Any recommendations on oil gauges? Whats a good gauge
> pressure for 1.6td engine? I see that VDO for example
> offers several senders; what would be the best one?
> Pressure switch at  7 psi?  Should I use the 150psi
> gauge?  I take it sender threads are 10mm. Milton.

I researched this about a year ago and the conclusion was a 5 bar/80 psi gauge and sender was about right.  I picked up a used 5 bar VDO gauge and sender (but the sender was trashed from removal with a pair of Vise Grips by the look of it).  So I  ordered
a new two output VDO sender (#360-006D) with the 80 psi analog output for the gauge and a 5 or 7 psi contact closure for the idiot light.  It screws into the end of the head, in place of the idiot light sender.  I have yet to get the gauge installed
(making a 2 or 3 gauge panel for the cubby hole in the dash) but the contact closure output works fine for the dash light.


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