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Old April 13th, 2007, 10:08 AM
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What additional gauge for a Tdi ?

Hello ,

I'm almost mounting gauge pod, but what additional gauges are
really helpfull ?
My engine is non-electronic 300 Tdi.

Thanks for your advices ...
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Old April 13th, 2007, 10:23 AM
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Boost Gauge
Exhaust gas Temp (EGT) gauge

Are both very helpfull.
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Old April 13th, 2007, 12:15 PM
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I wish I had this problem... "What gauges do I need for my 300 TDI"
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Old April 13th, 2007, 12:21 PM
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I deleted the tach, added EGT, and oil pressure, and placed 2 fuel guages and a round clock in the center dash location.
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Old April 13th, 2007, 12:34 PM
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Fuel pressure would be cool to monitor fuel filter.
Racor has some that monitor water level in the fuel filter ass well- off course you need a racor fuel filter (there is always a catch)

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All you really need is water and egt. But a tach is very helpful, it is quite eazy with low gearing to get well into the 4k range which is not that great for any lenth of time.
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Old April 13th, 2007, 10:43 PM
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All right , a few more questions:

Eric: Exhaust gas Temp (EGT), where do you place sender ?

JimC: Why 2 fuel gauges, do you have twin tanks ?

Buckon: do you think I can use factory water temp sender for a
VDO water temp gauge ?

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To answer all three questions:
1) EGT probe installs in the EGR blanking plate (on the manifold in front of the turbo) in this picture its not installed. To install I drilled a hole and had a guy weld the mounting bung onto the plate.
2) I have twin tanks. I love it so. I have a 700 mile range.
3) Stock sender has a different ohm range than the VDO sender, its super cheap and easy to replace.

I like the EGT guage because I like to monitor stuff, and also I've found that EGT vary in direct inverse proportion to fuel consumption. Just driving with a heavy foot will drive temps up a couple hundred degrees and shave off 2-3 mpg.
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Jim, I am just curiors. Do you ever sleep?
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I'm at a temorary duty course in GA right now, so the demands are minimal, and I'm a west coast guy running on east coast time.
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Go t this site. get all VDOstuff you will thank yourself for doing it. www.egauges.com Oh and like stated above, you need to match your temp gauge with the sender. they have one that screws right into the head no problems.
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Old April 14th, 2007, 10:40 AM
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Thanks for all your replys

Jim, pretty neat engine bay, Tdi engine looks better with yellow in the background than green ...
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If you are leaving it stock, there is no point to the EGT gauge.

If you are planning are upping the power, then you NEED a boost gauge and EGT gauge first.
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