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Old December 10th, 2011, 05:33 PM   #94
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Default Re: I aquired another VW

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Originally Posted by Mikelrome View Post
Don't use sealer on the threads.
I didn't, I knew better

Not exactly sure but I'd bet the VW sending unit thread is most likely a "NTPF" which is a "Dry Seal" pipe thread

NPT threads are slightly different and require tape or sealant most times

Guess I'll try a larger wire tomorrow and see if that works, if not I guess I'm gonna hafta shorten it as short as possible
I'll poke a hole in the rear fire wall and run a wire straight between the seats and thru the radio hole on the dash then to the gauge

I ran the wire with the original wiring harness which goes from engine bay to fuse box under the hood, maybe it's just to long

When I turn the key on to start the engine, the gauge needle moves up just under the 120 degree mark, it doesn't move at all from there, even after driving it 50 miles
I know the oil is hotter than that, but then again with this cold weather maybe it is 120 degrees, but I doubt it

Maybe I should check it with an oven thermometer, I don't know if it will fit into the dip stick hole, but it's worth a try


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