VDO 52mm gauges?

noogieman

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Where to buy cheap VDO 52 mm gauges from UK?
Are there any webshops in UK selling these cheaper besides Ebay?
I want to install 3 gauges like in this picture.

I will be buying white dial gauges to match my instrument cluster

Voltmeter
VDO "Viewline" Chrom weiß Voltmeter | eBay

Should I buy a 5 bar gauge or a 10 bar gauge for my V8?
I guess 10 bar gauge suits my engine better, am I correct?
VDO "Viewline" Chrom weiß Öldruckanzeige 10 Bar | eBay

Is it enuff with a 150 Celsius gauge for my V8?
I've seen an Audi gauge using 170 Celsius gauge, compare to attached picture.
VDO "Viewline" Chrom weiß Öltemperaturanzeige | eBay

What's the size of connector probes used for oil temp and oil pressure gauges?
Is this corect oil temp probe for MB engine? M14x1.5?
http://www.ebay.de/itm/281015356338?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

There are several probes on this link from the same german shop.
http://stores.ebay.de/Slspeed-Fahrz...10403011&_sid=810696621&_trksid=p4634.c0.m322

Dude used Audi gauges on his MB in this pic.
 
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These were the best I could find as they have a wide selection. Be careful of selecting metric units though.

Automotive Gauges from egauges.com

thanx for your help, will check their site

they have lots of different gauge designs than what is offered on ebay.

what do you think, is it better to get white faced dials to match my white dial cluster or go contrasting with black dials?

was thinking about these
http://www.egauges.com/vdo_grou.asp?Series=Viewline_White

or these
http://www.egauges.com/vdo_grou.asp?Series=Vision_Silver

which ones looks best?
 
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I know it's not what you're asking but FWIW i tend to use etbinstruments own range... can mix and match bezel, dial and needle colours, well made and (for fuel gauges at least) they'll build them to suit other manufacturers senders- no extra charge but around a week lead time last time they did me one to suit a 260mm VDO dip tube sender. They sell VDO stuff to but i've no idea how competitive they are with pricing for gauges, fuel senders are in ball park with other UK sources

ETA i prefer the viewline
 
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I'm in need of knowing??
Is it enuff with a 5 bar oel pressure gauge for a V8 C43 AMG?
I found this new version VDO gauge, looks hot.
5 bar should be 500 Kpa?
How much is the full oil pressure in my V8 at full blast?
Does oil pressure from engine max out the gauges needle pointing towards the 5 bar digitscale during normal driving or performance driving,
or does needle pass the 5 bar digit and reading off the scale instead?
This new digital VDO gauge only comes with a 5 bar scale and other non digital comes with a 10 bar scale


VDO 52mm DIGITAL OIL GAUGE 0-5 bar + SENDER BRAND NEW..! | eBay

I need to know if this gauge with 5 bar scale suitable for a V8 car??
Don't wanna buy crap in the bag! :doh:
 
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Dunno what the specs for your engine are but most would be capable of pegging a 5 bar gauge against it's stop under certain conditions... oil pressure increases with rpm/pressure is higher when the oil cold/the engines pressure relief valve will be set higher than 5 bar etc
 
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I was thinking about thse instruments
 
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