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3.5" OD Double Wall Exhaust Tip (3.0" Clamp-On)
VDO Cockpit International Series 300F / 150C Oil Temp Gauge
Cockpit international series gauges are the only VDO gauges available in the USA to feature metric scales. Based on the original cockpit series, the cockpit international series temperature and pressure gauges feature both imperial and metric scales. Cockpit international series gauges feature angled black bezels and side-lit illumination. Black gauge faces are complimented by ISO standard symbols.
This Gauge Includes
42 Draft Designs Wiring Kit
Standard U-bracket & Nuts
Bulb Socket & 194 Light Bulb
Because each installation is different, sending units and LEDs are
included with the purchase of an individual gauge and must be purchased separately.
Which sender do I need?
You have the choice of three senders for this gauge. Each sender differs by thread size. We offer 1/8" NPT, M10x1, and M14x1.5. We recommend the 1/8" NPT sender for universal applications where a larger adaptor will be used. The M10x1 sender uses the same threads as the OEM VW sending units. It is typically installed in a blank plug on the oil filter flange or in place of an OEM sending unit. The M14x1.5 sender takes the place of the drain plug in almost every import application. For more information regarding specific sending unit placements please visit our
300°F Oil Temp Sender 1/8" NPT
300°F Oil Temp Sender M10x1
300°F Oil Temp Sender M14x1.5
Which LED do I need?
This gauge includes a white 194 light bulb. For the ultimate in visibility and color we recommend the use of a high intensity 194 LED. Unlike the vision series, the cockpit international series uses side-lit illumination. This means that the light needs to travel around the face of the gauge to light it up. A very bright LED is needed to achieve a well lit gauge. Our standard 194 wedge style LEDs and our perfect match LEDs are not recommended for cockpit international series gauges.
High Intensity 194 Wedge Style LEDs
Our new high intensity LEDs are the ultimate in brightness. When installed in a VDO cockpit international series gauge these LEDs provide illumination which typically exceeds the brightness of an incandescent light bulb. These LEDs are available in 5 colors and are priced at $8.50 per LED.
High Intensity 194 LEDs
What is included in the wiring kit?
Shown to the right is a typical 42 Draft Designs VDO wiring kit. Each VDO gauge includes a wiring kit built specifically for that gauge. We use flexible 18 gauge automotive wire, heavy duty crimp terminals, and thin black zip-ties.
An oil temp wiring kit includes two 4.5' lengths of lighting wire, two 6' lengths of power and ground wire, an 8' sender wire, all necessary terminals, and zip-ties.
Recommended Electrical Accessories
We offer a variety of electrical accessories not included in the basic wiring kit. We have everything from crimpers to fuse boxes. For this gauge install we recommend scotchloks or T-taps to tap into existing dimmer switch wiring. We also recommend a mini inline fuse holder to protect your lighting circuit. A mini fuse add-a-circuit can be used to tap into a switched 12v power source. Browse our selection to learn more!
Electrical Tools & Accessories
Installation instructions are included with any gauge purchase from 42. They are also available online for your convenience. Please visit our tech corner for installation instructions pertaining to this gauge and your specific vehicle. Also, check out our FAQ for common questions regarding VDO gauges and installation.
Tech Corner & FAQ
Part # 310-936
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