Thanks go to Andy and Jon Maddux for getting the VDO hose kit to me in a timely manner. Installed with no leaks. I used Whitlam blue magic industrial grade pipe thread compound. Keep in mind that you lose the ground to the sender with the hose kit and will have to provide a ground to the sender. I temporarily mounted the sender to the intake sheild screw. Sheild is at the powder coater. The powder coated thermostat housing leaks at the lower o-ring. Damn.