Oil Temp, Voltage etc cluster

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Oil Temp, Voltage etc cluster

Post by JOH » Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:11 am

Can anyone tell me what the three gauge cluster is generally referred to as ie oil temp, battery voltage etc which is found above where the radio sits? My '89 Scala injection basically has a void where I guessing this should be and keen to source a working item and struggling to find a replacement.

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Re: Oil Temp, Voltage etc cluster

Post by eefy » Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:19 am

Hey fella, Tom over at Dreadnought Customs produces these-

https://dreadnoughtcustoms.co.uk/collec ... ack-finish


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Re: Oil Temp, Voltage etc cluster

Post by mr.brown » Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:57 pm

Mk2 Sciroccos only ever came with single gauge next to the ashtray - and even then that was limited to the GTX - which had a VDO Voltmeter.

All the other models had a square blanking plate - but underneath you'll still find the 52mm hole. Dreadnought also do a plate replaces that the hard-to-find factory original and allows you to retrofit that single gauge

https://dreadnoughtcustoms.co.uk/collec ... ngle-black

A common modification is to cut out the ash tray and the gauge "holder" thereby creating a "DIN" sized opening - basically a car stereo sized hole. You can then fit a triple gauge holder like the one linked to by Eeefy.

As for which three gauges - the usual is Volts, Oil Temp and Oil Pressure. The reason for this is that many 1980s Audis came with all three fitted and can still be found for a reasonable price. Be aware that you'll need a specific oil pressure sender - but that's another story....



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Re: Oil Temp, Voltage etc cluster

Post by GT_II » Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:38 pm

The instruction manual shows two alternative single gauges - oil temperature or voltage. I'm guessing oil temperature would be a more useful function if no MFA.



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Re: Oil Temp, Voltage etc cluster

Post by JOH » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:39 pm

Cheers guys. So its a ashtray and volt meter I need to find. Spot on.

Thanks for the advice!



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Re: Oil Temp, Voltage etc cluster

Post by JOH » Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:26 am

Storm console with ashtray and oil gauge purchased via flea bay. £35. Sorted.

Cheers guys!



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Re: Oil Temp, Voltage etc cluster

Post by Simonpiemon » Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:59 pm

I've just fitted these to mine.. Bought the triple gauge holders from dreadnought customs and wired them up with senders provided
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Re: Oil Temp, Voltage etc cluster

Post by essextom » Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:32 am

Simonpiemon wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:59 pm
I've just fitted these to mine.. Bought the triple gauge holders from dreadnought customs and wired them up with senders provided
6 gauges! someones greedy :-)



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Re: Oil Temp, Voltage etc cluster

Post by Simonpiemon » Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:33 pm

Haha yes I'll send you a picture when I've got the last two in 👍



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Re: Oil Temp, Voltage etc cluster

Post by essextom » Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:39 am

Simonpiemon wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:33 pm
Haha yes I'll send you a picture when I've got the last two in 👍
yes mate



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Re: Oil Temp, Voltage etc cluster

Post by mark1gls » Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:05 pm

What's going in the last 2 spaces?
Flux capacitor charge and destination time/year ?
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Re: Oil Temp, Voltage etc cluster

Post by JOH » Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:55 pm

Sorry forgot to ask - any thoughts on which oil pressure sender or where to get one? cheers



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Re: Oil Temp, Voltage etc cluster

Post by chopperoli » Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:41 am

mr.brown wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:57 pm
Mk2 Sciroccos only ever came with single gauge next to the ashtray - and even then that was limited to the GTX - which had a VDO Voltmeter.
There were also Mk2 GTI's which had a single vdo oil temperature gauge (150°c)

I always think
voltmeter: just confirms what you already knew- flat battery
oil pressure: it will just make you worry more!
oil temperature: only really needed on the autobahn :D



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Re: Oil Temp, Voltage etc cluster

Post by mr.brown » Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:28 pm

It makes sense that earlier models had it too - as the centre console always had the facility for a gauge. However, I had an 82 1.6GTi and 84 1.8GTI and neither had a gauge.



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Re: Oil Temp, Voltage etc cluster

Post by Simonpiemon » Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:16 pm

JOH wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:55 pm
Sorry forgot to ask - any thoughts on which oil pressure sender or where to get one? cheers
I got one on ebay are you using mechanical or digital gauge?