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Old May 18th, 2012, 12:49 PM
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No idea on the change. I can't confirm any others of course but a 1/8 screwed directly into my 97 4.0L (50D engine).

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Old August 23rd, 2012, 10:47 AM
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For future reference, I installed a VDO temperature gauge in my 97 this morning and used the kit referenced in this thread. VDO 310-1052. I did not need any adapters. The sender screwed right in as Ian indicated. Total install time was about 20 minutes.

Also, I did not need to change any connectors at the gauge itself - the stock multi-plug connected right up to the new VDO gauge (the stock gauge is made by VDO too).
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Old September 4th, 2012, 08:38 PM
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By adjustable do you mean programmable? I'm told there is one where you can program it yourself rather than send off.
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Old September 4th, 2012, 10:30 PM
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Yes you can program it to read whatever speed with any type of pulse generating sender.
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John, do you have any idea what temp sender works on a 200tdi with the VDO gauge. I've now had the same gauge sitting on the shelf through 2 trucks uninstalled trying to sort out which it actually is . . .
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Old September 4th, 2012, 11:50 PM
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For the defender 200tdi it is 5/8"unf. I believe the disco version is different.
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Old September 4th, 2012, 11:52 PM
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Predictably it's the disco that I need.
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Of curiosity, is anyone here getting the fault code: Vehicle Speed Sensor A once they've switched to the VDO speedo - maybe this is only on a 97 type thing, but seems like the speedo isn't playing nice with the ECU. Started throwing the code about 100mi after the swap. There are two threads where other's were having the same issues, and one supposedly fixed it by changing the wiring a bit to the VDO, and cutting a line to the VSS, but it's not elaborated well enough to figure where / what exactly they were referring to. Link to other thread:

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ad.php?t=30383
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I was about to put in sender 323-095 today. The sending unit in the truck looks much larger (the nut anyway)then the new one.
Is this just a matter of the nut being larger but the threads screwing in fine?
This is in a 93 110.

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So basically, it seems the only sender you need (for a 97) is for the temp gauge. Now the only problem seems to be that I've come up with 2 possibilities for the temp sender: 323 095 or 323 417 Anyone know the correct sender for the 97's?

Also, with respect to the jumping fuel gauge needle on the oem gauges... is this fixable at all? - will replacing the gauge to the VDO fuel help, changing the sender help, or no such luck and just quit whining?
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Jason,
Bouncing fuel gauge is all the time (even standing still) and really only makes me nervous when I start getting down to a quarter tank. After that, there's very little way to know how much fuel I have left. If replacing the sending unit would fix this, I'd love to know about it.

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Did you ever fix your bouncing fuel gauge problem by swapping?
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you can't fix the bouncing needle by swapping gauges ... its the sensor in the tank that is the issue.
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you can't fix the bouncing needle by swapping gauges ... its the sensor in the tank that is the issue.
Or a faulty chassis harness.
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Or a faulty chassis harness.
Sure. But putting a vdo or standard gauge is never going to make it work like your car ...
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Old December 8th, 2014, 11:40 PM
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It should never be bouncing a lot. The VDO gauge has less dampening than the stock gauge but it should still always be useable. A worn out sender will have dead spots and cause a lot of bouncing. The senders are very low tech and do wear out.
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I'm looking to get new gauges for the 110. Not all at once, but I want to start with a temp gauge, since mine is not working. I'm going to be putting a 4.2 from a LWB into the 110.

What is the process for figuring out which VDO items will fit?

And is there any problem with using this type of sender? (Unsure of the fit, etc...)
http://www.vdo-instruments.com/instr...llary-12v.html
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Old February 20th, 2015, 04:36 PM
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It is a lot easier to get an electrical gauge and a sender that fits the stock location. You simply replace both items and drive away. Trying to fish the sender through the bulkhead and route the capillary tube so that it never gets damaged would be a pain.
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Old February 20th, 2015, 05:46 PM
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Ah, I see what you are saying.

But I then have to ask -- are the slots on the Rover engine.... wait... what am I saying... of course the slots on the Rover engine aren't going to be standard to the rest of the world, are they?

I assume the measurements for the instrument itself are just the diameter of the mounting hole.
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Any 2" gauge fits in the dash slots I believe.
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Old February 20th, 2015, 07:12 PM
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2-1/16", 52 mm which is very common. Speedo is 4".
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Old February 20th, 2015, 07:15 PM
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Cool, what about the slots in the engine?
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