[Vwdiesel] VDO gauge adapters

Shawn Wright swright at zuiko.sls.bc.ca
Tue Apr 26 10:27:51 EDT 2005

On 26 Apr 2005 at 9:20, Libbybapa at wmconnect.com <Libbybapa at wmconnect.com> wrote:

> I have never seen a tapered metric thread.  I have been able to get the m10
> male- 1/8NPT female.  I have then used a 1/8npt tee.  I put the metric adapter
> on the male of the tee, and thread it into the head.  The steel metric threads
> of the stock vw sender will seal into 1/8 NPT brass (and I've never cared about
> distorting the threads of a sender), and most aftermarket gauge senders are the
> 1/8NPT for a good match on the last hole. Andrew

Thanks, I think I will return the T and sender and try to get an adapter locally. Also, 
I've found from this link:


That an OEM 300F temp sender is available from a variety of cars, is proper M10x1, 
and much smaller, looks identical to 250F sender used for water. Only $3 at 
busdepot.com, part #049919563A. Much better than $20 for one that doesn't fit!

If anyone knows of a source in Canada for adapters, please let me know. 
Shawn Wright
'85 Jetta D 
'88 Westy 2.1L, soon to be 1.6TD 5 speed
 (see progress at http://members.shaw.ca/vwdiesels)
'82 Diesel Westy

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