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Re: [gti-vr6] oil pressure gauge Kevin Collins <kevinc@flashcom> Tue, 29 Dec 1998 00:32:56 -0800
[gti-vr6] [VR6] Oil pressure gauge questions Uwe Ross <Uwe.Ross@pobox> Tue, 11 May 1999 11:16:27 -0400

From gti-vr6-owner@cobra.ccsi Tue Dec 29 02:38 CST 1998
From: Kevin Collins <kevinc@flashcom>
To: Greg Coe <gcoe4733@postoffice.uri>
Subject: Re: [gti-vr6] oil pressure gauge
Date: Tue, 29 Dec 1998 00:32:56 -0800
Cc: gti-vr6@cobra.ccsi
Greg Coe wrote:

> My most recent GTi woes have been traced to a bad oil cooler.  While I'm in
> there, I thought of adding an oil pressure gauge.  VDO offers models that
> read to 80 psi and to 150 psi.  I'm not sure what pressures our VR6's run
> at, but I've heard they are higher than average.  Should I go with the 80 or
> 150 psi model?  I'll be calling ND tomorrow, so any replies would be
> appreciated!

They actually have 100 psi too in the "Vision" series.. but the senders come
in either 80 or 150 (??).  I have a 100 in mine, and I *think* that Marc at
AMS used the 150 sender and said that the VDO product guide said that was
the right one.  In any event, you should NOT use the 80, as cold pressure is
about 90 psi.. ND definitely recommends the 150, I've asked...

I'll send you a pic of my nice 3-gauge setup as installed by AMS.

Kevin Collins
Huntington Beach, CA
'86.5 Scirocco 16V 2.0
'97 GTI VR6

From gti-vr6-owner@ccsi Tue May 11 10:22 CDT 1999
From: Uwe Ross <Uwe.Ross@pobox>
To: GTI-VR6 <gti-vr6@cobra.ccsi>
Subject: [gti-vr6] [VR6] Oil pressure gauge questions
Date: Tue, 11 May 1999 11:16:27 -0400
> Date: Tue, 11 May 1999 08:46:17 -0400 (EDT)
&gt; From: &#106;dw8&#64;po.CWRU<img src=/i/de.gif border=0 width=35 height=15> (Joshua D. Wyte)
> Subject: [gti-vr6] [VR6] Oil pressure gauge questions
> Hey all you VR6 owners with VDO oil pressure gauges in
> their cars, I have a few questions.
> Did you go with a 10 bar (150 psi) gauge or a 5 bar gauge?

150, per recommendation from AWE and ND.

> What's you oil pressure once the car has warmed up and is idling?

15psi or a little more with 15w50.  "Salad Oil" (5w30) will give you less

> What's you oil pressure once the car is warmed up and you're
> driving at a constant speed?
> What's you oil pressure (when warm) when your stomping on it?

60-75 PSI depending on RPM.


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