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Old January 17th, 2015, 03:37 PM
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I looked at it but decided not to use it because it's easy enough to get the hall effect transducer to work properly. You just have to use good quality wiring, do a "home run" of wire straight from the transducer to the gauge, and take extra care to make sure your grounds are solid.

The GPS sender is expensive and may not work well in an urban setting or dense trees where the signal is good.

Here's the harness that I built for my VDO gauges, along with a drawing that I made to help sort out the wiring paths.



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Old January 17th, 2015, 05:29 PM
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I ran a separate ground for each gauge. I thought about piggybacking like that but just did for the - of the lights. All the stories of bogus readings and they are fixed with a separate ground got me to do it like that from the start.

Make sure you leave a "loop" or some extra length between the speedo and the next gauge. That dash support bar will interfere with the wires. I had to redo my harness because I couldnt get the dash all the way in because the wires were binding.

I used one Delphi weather pack for the ground and then another for the power and sender wires.
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Old April 20th, 2015, 03:55 PM
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I have a VDO 250F temp gauge for my 2.8 and the matching temp sensor, but the sensor has gone bad. I want to replace with a land rover sender for the 2.8 (same as 300 tdi) tstat housing hole. Does anyone know which LR sendor matches the VDO ohm range and fits in the 300 TDI housing? there's green and black 300 tdi sendors, but I don't know which one can be used, if any.
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I have a VDO 250F temp gauge for my 2.8 and the matching temp sensor, but the sensor has gone bad. I want to replace with a land rover sender for the 2.8 (same as 300 tdi) tstat housing hole. Does anyone know which LR sendor matches the VDO ohm range and fits in the 300 TDI housing? there's green and black 300 tdi sendors, but I don't know which one can be used, if any.
You need to get a VDO sender, not a Land Rover sender. Land Rover uses a completely different gauge range.

AFAIK, the 300TDI uses a 1/8" NPT thread.

323-095: Temperature Sender: 250F/120C - 1/8-27 NPT - Spade - Single , by VDO - eGauges.com
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Old December 16th, 2015, 04:41 PM
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To get your speedometer mileage put on for free. Mail your speedo to:

Continental
Attn. VDO Tech Support
6755 Snowdrift Road
Allentown, PA 18106
United States
800-265-1818

Send along a return address, phone number and miles needed on speedometer.
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Old December 16th, 2015, 05:36 PM
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The GPS sender is expensive and may not work well in an urban setting or dense trees where the signal is good.
I use it everyday with no issue. A little initial lag but then its fine, even in the city.
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Old December 16th, 2015, 07:04 PM
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To get your speedometer mileage put on for free. Mail your speedo to: Continental Attn. VDO Tech Support 6755 Snowdrift Road Allentown, PA 18106 United States 800-265-1818 Send along a return address, phone number and miles needed on speedometer.
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I've been browsing this thread for an hour or so, I still fail to see a good list of VDO vision gauges to use on the 300Tdi. Anyone have a post # for me to look at?

I have this feeling that my shopping cart at egauges is completely wrong.
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Here is my list so far for a 300tdi conversion from 3.5V8:
  1. Speedo = 437-158; Sender = ?
  2. Boost = 150-1042 (metric); Sender = ?
  3. Water Temp = 310-1052 (metric); Sender = ?
  4. Tach = 333-156 (metric); Sender = ?
  5. Fuel = 301-105; Sender should be the stock 1988 sender?
  6. EGT = 310-153; Sender in kit, not sure if match for 300tdi
What other gauges do I need? I have a separate volt/amp gauge, but may also get a VDO volt gauge.
Can I get confirmation of the senders I need?
Can I get confirmation that these are the gauges that are compatible?


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Old February 6th, 2016, 07:22 PM
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As to what gauges to use and the ranges, that is really your choice, not ours.... If you want a different range or metric, get those... If you want other gauges, get those.

Speedo = 437-158, sure if that is the range you want...; Sender = YBE100530 (stock TD5 Defender sender)

Boost = 150-1042, sure; It does not use a sender. It is a mechanical gauge.

Water Temp = 310-1052, sure; That one includes a sender. 300TDI is 1/8" NPT

Tach = 333-156, sure; Sender = Uses the alternator

Fuel = 301-105, yes; Sender should be the stock 1988 sender? Yes

EGT = 310-153; Sender in kit, not sure if match for 300tdi. Sure, that will work. I personally think digital with high memory is better.
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OK, I suspected as much with the gauges. Yeah, I think I selected the wrong range on the speedo, but I think the others are about right.

I also wanted to know if the metric or English option was the best. I selected metric.

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Old February 6th, 2016, 09:23 PM
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. I selected metric. Thanks,
Your part numbers are all imperial face gauges. Not metric.
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I was referring to the sending units. But I'll have to look at what the difference is on the face.
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Old February 6th, 2016, 11:41 PM
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I was referring to the sending units. But I'll have to look at what the difference is on the face.
There is only one VDO sending unit mentioned above and it is 1/8" NPT which is not a metric thread.
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And I guess the EGT as well and that is 1/4" npt.
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Well, I guess I'll start over.

Not sure what I'm looking for now though. I'll keep reading someplace.
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I can't tell what the difference is between the two EGT gauges. (Other than the kit parts.)
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OK, so other than the speedometer, which should be obvious, what is the difference between the metric versus English face? Which am I supposed to get?

For example, the boost gauge that I assume I need is the one that shows 0-30 PSI. They all say they are English, but one comes with no kit, another comes with an English kit, the third comes with the metric kit.

Which do I need, and why?

In the mean time, total blind guess. Is this the right speedo?
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You can use any 4" speedo you want. It is up to you which one you get. They are programmable and will work with any sender. The sender part number I gave above. It is the VSS for a TD5 Defender.

The port where most people connect the boost gauge tubing has an M12x1.75 plug. Most people drill and tap the plug instead of trying to find the weird size.
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Oops... Sorry for the confusion. I just realized I was reading some of your posts in the wrong way.

I'm still not sure why the gauge faces I have chosen are wrong because they are Imperial. I was referring to the kits that come with the gauges as being US vs. Metric kits. I had assumed that metric kits would be what I would want for the Rover. But this is wrong? And it sounds like you are saying the Imperial gauge face may be incompatible with metric kits...?

Again, probably lost in translation there.

Speedo = 437-158, sure if that is the range you want...; Sender = YBE100530 (stock TD5 Defender sender)

Then all I need is the right wiring to go from the transducer, correct?


Boost = 150-1042, sure; It does not use a sender. It is a mechanical gauge.
I assume this is a tube of some kind? Size? Or just wait to measure when I get the truck here because it could be several?

Water Temp = 310-1052, sure; That one includes a sender. 300TDI is 1/8" NPT
So... is that the right kit, or do I want the English/US kit? 310-1051 also lists 1/8-27npt in the kit. I would think it might be better to just buy THIS, then wire it to the gauge (310-105). Or do these kits come with wires/connectors for the back of the gauge?

Tach = 333-156, sure; Sender = Uses the alternator
OK.

Fuel = 301-105, yes; Sender should be the stock 1988 sender? Yes

OK

EGT = 310-153; Sender in kit, not sure if match for 300tdi. Sure, that will work. I personally think digital with high memory is better.

I should wait to see/measure the threads on the truck then?
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