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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:02 pm    Post subject: Fuel gauge sender Reply with quote

Trying to find a source for a new gauge sender that isn't a POS

I've been advised that the Wolfsburg West senders are garbage

Does anyone know of a quality sender that's being made today
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:12 am    Post subject: Re: Fuel gauge sender Reply with quote

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2086963
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:10 am    Post subject: Re: Fuel gauge sender Reply with quote

Bruce Amacker wrote:
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These work perfect!! I've done two so far and no complaints at all!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:53 am    Post subject: Re: Fuel gauge sender Reply with quote

New VDO gauges of all lengths, made in Brazil:

https://www.egauges.com/category-s/33327.htm

I have the 280mm in my '58 KG....it works perfectly (the red crimp shield has been corrected and is now heat-shrinked Wink ).

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:21 am    Post subject: Re: Fuel gauge sender Reply with quote

Measuring an original German VDO it came out to this one https://www.egauges.com/7-5-190mm-90-0-Ohms-p/224-219.htm

I have two on order there but they guy said they are back ordered. Should I change to 280mm?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:26 am    Post subject: Re: Fuel gauge sender Reply with quote

BarryL wrote:
Measuring an original German VDO it came out to this one https://www.egauges.com/7-5-190mm-90-0-Ohms-p/224-219.htm

I have two on order there but they guy said they are back ordered. Should I change to 280mm?


No! Donít change your order....get whichever fits your tank. I only mentioned mine as a reference to almost any length being available depending on the tank depth.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Fuel gauge sender Reply with quote

Thanks Bruce just ordered one, your helpful replies are very appreciated
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Fuel gauge sender Reply with quote

Did you order one from egauges?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:29 am    Post subject: Re: Fuel gauge sender Reply with quote

sub-hatchtim I hope you didn't think I was steppin' on your thread.

Also I thought the link Bruce had posted was for only one used sender although now it appears to be new.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Fuel gauge sender Reply with quote

Barry feel free step all over the thread you'd like, what you posted was helpful.

I ordered the one Bruce posted
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Fuel gauge sender Reply with quote

The sender out of my 65' bus measures in at about 7.25" or 18.5 cm's long

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not sure how much the tanks changed over the years but that should give you an approximate idea
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Fuel gauge sender Reply with quote

Between my Ghia and two busses I have a whole pile of junk fuel senders as they take the same PN. Many of them work initially but the floats sink within a year. VDO senders have some kind of supply problem as they're getting scarce- maybe they're out of production?

Stick with VDO, they're the only ones I've had last.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:42 am    Post subject: Re: Fuel gauge sender Reply with quote

BarryL wrote:
Measuring an original German VDO it came out to this one https://www.egauges.com/7-5-190mm-90-0-Ohms-p/224-219.htm

I have two on order there but they guy said they are back ordered. Should I change to 280mm?


If you don't mind please keep us posted if egauges comes through with the backorder. Looking at VDO's site (link below) it doesn't appear that they list the 0-90 Ohm tube senders in their catalog anymore, so It'll be informative to see if egauges is able to get new stock.

https://www.vdo-gauges.com/sensors/fuel-level-sender.html


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:16 am    Post subject: Re: Fuel gauge sender Reply with quote

Does anyone know how the egauges folks measure their gauges? Is it from the top of the mounting flange to the bottom of the sender or from the bottom of the mounting flange?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:18 am    Post subject: Re: Fuel gauge sender Reply with quote

nlorntson wrote:
Does anyone know how the egauges folks measure their gauges? Is it from the top of the mounting flange to the bottom of the sender or from the bottom of the mounting flange?


From the bottom of the flange (page 3 of instructions):

http://www.donssport.com/Instructions/VDO/TU00-0772-5107120_Tube_Type_Fuel_Sender_Instructions.pdf
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:48 am    Post subject: Re: Fuel gauge sender Reply with quote

PeteSC wrote:
nlorntson wrote:
Does anyone know how the egauges folks measure their gauges? Is it from the top of the mounting flange to the bottom of the sender or from the bottom of the mounting flange?


From the bottom of the flange (page 3 of instructions):

http://www.donssport.com/Instructions/VDO/TU00-0772-5107120_Tube_Type_Fuel_Sender_Instructions.pdf


From ^^^^ what PeteSC said to the bottom of the center rod with threads on the bottom.

My two senders came last evening. Anyone want pictures?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:12 am    Post subject: Re: Fuel gauge sender Reply with quote

Yeah Barry let's see them
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:03 am    Post subject: Re: Fuel gauge sender Reply with quote

These are exactly 190mm or 7.5". You get two spades each for "ground" and "send". Nut on the bottom is built in I guess. I prefer cork but these have the red rubber. Anyone know how well the red works and how tight to tighten with it?
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Don't forget to remove the tape and pull the pin.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Fuel gauge sender Reply with quote

I've been using the red gasket for about 2 years with no issues. I don't have a torque setting, but it doesn't take much for a good seal. If you over tighten the rubber can start to break apart; it's very soft and tears easily.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:39 am    Post subject: Re: Fuel gauge sender Reply with quote

Barry - thanks for pics of Fuel sender. Did you order this one?

https://www.egauges.com/7-5-190mm-90-0-Ohms-p/224-219.htm

or did you order it from another vendor?
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