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  1. delaney

    delaney Formula Junior

    Nov 8, 2003
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    Replacing the oil pressure sender on my 360 2003 Spider.

    Did a search and found the VDO 360-021 gauge will fit... rather than OEM.

    I know it needs a thread converter but can’t find details. Appreciate some guidance.

    Regards.
     
  2. mello

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    I used VDO part #360-025 with this adapter.
    http://www.issprogauges.com/Metric-Adapter-Fitting-p/iss-r7965.htm
     
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  3. mello

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  5. delaney

    delaney Formula Junior

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    Thanks...appreciate the quick replies.

    Question.... is the OEM sender made by VDO?

    or...

    Do people replace by the VDO sender because it’s cheaper or more reliable than OEM.

    Thanks.
     
  6. mello

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    Yes, made in Germany.
     
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  7. delaney

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    Nov 8, 2003
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    Got the new oil sender in...the VDO gauge that needs the thread crossover. Made sure to connect the WRK terminal to the original wire...not to G. Started the car and pressure was maxed on the gauge at 140. Engine still cold. Haven't driven it yet to see if it settles to a more reasonable figure.

    Anyone have similar experience? Comments.

    Appreciate it.
     
  8. wbt

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    I think you have the terminals reversed - G is the variable signal, WK is warning light which 360 does not use. Connect the signal wire to "G" terminal.
     
  9. vrsurgeon

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    Agree with this. Turn the ignition to accessory and look through the rear window as you change the terminals. If it jumps all the way to the right, its grounding out and the wrong one.
     
  10. delaney

    delaney Formula Junior

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    Ok I’ll try this but when the ignition is on the gauge reads 0 psi. It’s only when the engine is running that the needle climbs to 140.

    I was also real careful to look at the old connections when I took them off.

    Appreciate the help.
     
  11. delaney

    delaney Formula Junior

    Nov 8, 2003
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    Ok I reversed my connections.... how does it go... mea culpa mea culpa etc. You were both correct. Thank you.

    I was so damn careful as well... even marked the old connection on the car, and colored the new connection in case it was difficult to see the G and WRK.

    I think I am the first recorded case of mechanical dyslexia!

    Thank you both again.
     

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