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Installing my VDO gauges...woe is to me! :) (long) (archive)

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Posted by '98M on October 03, 2000 at 15:57:53:

First off, let me begin by saying I used to post under JL Silver, but recently became to tired to type all this out and am now simply '98M. However, on to the point of my post!

I recently purchased the Eastern Motorwerks VDO Gauge kit to install into my M3. A high quality, great looking piece of equipment! Highly recommended and very well packaged!

The only complaint I have has to do with my own inexperience with wiring/installing something of this nature. It is necessary to pack the JTD block with petroleum jelly before installing the senders...anyone have a clue as to how long this stuff takes to dissolve? For some reason, my oil pressure gauge is registering, but I have been unsuccessful getting the oil temp gauge to read. I've heard it can take a while for the temp to reach a readable temperature, but how long? I've also been unsuccessful getting my voltmeter to read...the gauge lights up, it is just not registering any charge from the battery. Any ideas/suggestions as to what I may have done wrong?



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