[Vwdiesel] temperature gauge/sender on 82 NA diesel

Jim Arnott jrasite at eoni.com
Tue Jun 2 19:53:23 PDT 2009

Uhhhh no.  Wrong on two counts.  The temperature senders are variable  
resistance devices.  They do not send voltage, they provide differing  
resistance to ground.. Look at the wiring diagram.

ETKA shows two temperature senders for the 1600 NA diesel in a  
Vanagon. One 049 919 501 for the temperature gauge and one 049 919 501  
for the glow plug circuit. I suspect that the same part numbers are  
applicable to all 1.6 diesels. (Yup. I just checked BusDepot.  Same  
sender 1974-1994 diesels. Both gauge and glow.)

The wrong relay for the type of glow plug or a failed sender will  
shorten the life of your glow plugs, but the senders are the same.


On Jun 2, 2009, at 5:48 PM, travis gottschalk wrote:

> I hope you know that the two senders send different voltages. The  
> cooler running one is for the glow plug relay and if you have on  
> wrong your glow plugs will be on all the time and burn them out.  
> Agree with the keeping senders with the correct gauge.

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