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Old May 13th, 2012, 03:08 PM
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VDO gauges - help

I could use some help getting the right gauges. I'm new to LR/Defender and have a 300TDI in an '86 wagon, just to add some fun to the hunt for the right items. I bought new gauges and out of 4, only the tach was the right one. The guel guage sender didn't match what is on the tank, but after looking at the fill tube and cap, I think the tank my be off of a Series. Here are two pictures I have taken. Any help on the right guages to get would be appreciated.

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Speedometer
Water temp sender
Fuel guage / Sender
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Old May 13th, 2012, 03:56 PM
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I could use some help getting the right gauges. I'm new to LR/Defender and have a 300TDI in an '86 wagon, just to add some fun to the hunt for the right items. I bought new gauges and out of 4, only the tach was the right one. The guel guage sender didn't match what is on the tank, but after looking at the fill tube and cap, I think the tank my be off of a Series. Here are two pictures I have taken. Any help on the right guages to get would be appreciated.

Need:
Speedometer
Water temp sender
Fuel guage / Sender
Measure the resistance of your fuel sender empty and full and you will know what's the matching gauge. For the temp gauge ... Buy a new matching sensor. For the speedo you probably need a VSS ( vehicle speed sensor ) to replace the cable setup.
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Old May 13th, 2012, 08:41 PM
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There is a long thread on replacing VDO gauges here that lists all the correct parts. Do a search.
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Old May 17th, 2012, 08:22 PM
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Bump. By the pictures, does anyone know which fuel tank this is originally from. In d90 now, but I don't think it's stock.
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Old May 17th, 2012, 11:38 PM
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Looks like a stock 90 tank from those photos.
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