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Old 04-21-2009, 11:00 PM   #1
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Attn: Those with oil temp gauge...

and have chosen to install it this particular way...

where did you guys get the sender that threads into the drain plug hole? what size is it and how much did it run you?


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Need some opinion. Stock Titanium Silver coupe without spoiler, using the 2 Fast 2 furious skyline vinyl scheme. What do you think, do it or not? plus, i think it would look better then what most car members have here.
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Old 04-22-2009, 12:08 AM   #2
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i got mine from leatherz.com and it came with the sender.
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Old 04-22-2009, 12:24 AM   #3
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i got mine from leatherz.com and it came with the sender.
the vdo gauge came with the sender?
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Old 04-22-2009, 12:30 AM   #4
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the vdo gauge came with the sender?
yeah man came with everything:

http://leatherz.com/Merchant5/mercha...=E46_GaugeKits

Look at option one and two.
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Old 04-22-2009, 08:34 PM   #5
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The leatherZ kit taps into the back of the oil filter housing. There are pros and cons. Pro being it reads the same place where the factory oil pressure is located. Con being that the vdo kit sender is way too big and that space is way too tight. Go for an Autometer, Defi or Greddy and you will get a 1/8 npt sender. More compact sender.

The drain plug is where I mount mine. The plug is M12x1.5 and there are adapters sold by Autometer or egauges that allow a M12 to 1/8npt.
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Old 04-22-2009, 08:56 PM   #6
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The leatherZ kit taps into the back of the oil filter housing. There are pros and cons. Pro being it reads the same place where the factory oil pressure is located. Con being that the vdo kit sender is way too big and that space is way too tight. Go for an Autometer, Defi or Greddy and you will get a 1/8 npt sender. More compact sender.

The drain plug is where I mount mine. The plug is M12x1.5 and there are adapters sold by Autometer or egauges that allow a M12 to 1/8npt.
so the sender that comes with the DEFI oil temp gauge threads directly into the drain plug hole?
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Old 04-22-2009, 09:13 PM   #7
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yeah that how its set up on mine also.
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i want this bad....so god damn expensive though...well for me it is

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its a little cheaper here

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i got mine from leatherz.com and it came with the sender.
Same here
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Are they the exact same kit that leatherz has? Bavauto VDO guages are cheaper. I wonder if the illumination is the same as leatherz. I lioke to keep everything amber - leatherz states only thier kit is amber.


VDO Vision Series Gauges (Oil Pressure, Oil Temperature, and Voltmeter)
OEM-matching amber illumination (only available from LeatherZ)
LeatherZ Oil Distribution Block, with senders pre-installed, that replaces the factory oil pressure switch and measures temperature and pressure at the oil filter housing
LeatherZ E46 Gauge Panel, which replaces the storage bin. The LeatherZ Gauge Panel is CNC cut from ABS plastic for a perfect fit and is covered in Black Spinneybeck Leather
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Those are some ugly gauges! I wish EAS would make some gauges like they did for the E9x M3 series.
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Those are some ugly gauges! I wish EAS would make some gauges like they did for the E9x M3 series.
F yeah . those gauges and the position they're in makes me think they're not even worth $100.

What about a AEM gauge along with an A-pillar mount , or a holder on the dash ?

It looks alot better than that ^^
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They are good looking for stock. No ricey Defi like gauges.
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they look like they aren't worth $300 is because they aren't worth $300...everything is over priced for our cars


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F yeah . those gauges and the position they're in makes me think they're not even worth $100.

What about a AEM gauge along with an A-pillar mount , or a holder on the dash ?

It looks alot better than that ^^
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