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    so i was thinking about ordering the gauge panel from 42dd this weekend. I was planning on getting a egt boost and a tach for the panel. my question is about the tach. If i order a vdo tach can i hook that up to the w terminal on the alt? i have looked this up but it left me a little confused. any help/input is appreciated
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    Yep !Thats how it it is ran off the stock cluster with a tach.
    Hey.... how many electrical plugs are on your cluster ? I have a 2 plug diesel cluster with tach but it wont work in my car.. as I have a single plug setup
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    i havent looked but ill take a look in a day or two and ill let you know if it is 2 plug ill grab that cluster off you if your willing to sell
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    am i going to have to pull the dash off to check? or is there an easier way?
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    the only trick with wiring up a tach is that most aftermarket tachometers wont work with the W terminal on the diesel motors.

    the W terminal sends it's signal at a lower rate compared to a gassers ignition coil.... hence your gasser VDO gauge will read improperly...

    unless you want to take a regular gasser tach and modifiy it.
    (probably a good idea for a performance mod if you have your rev limiter changed with a superpump )
    http://www.4crawler.com/Diesel/Cheap...tml#OEMInstall

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    ah i forgot about the hole gasser vs diesel tach... and modifiying the gasser tach is over my head i looked at that thread before. so my best route for a tach would be the diesel one that ktown has. Hopefully mine is 2 plug
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    Ya you will have to pull the dash bezel out to check.
    If i can't find the proper cluster for my Golf i think ill be going this route....

    http://www.autometer.com/cat_gaugede...id=2602&sid=12



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    alright ill do that this weekend then. I was looking an vdo has diesel tachs for marines you think that would work? I think i saw somewhere that they hook up to the alt
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    Ya i was looking at those too. Only thing most of the ones i saw had 3500/4000 rpm redline. whereas we can rev to 5k.
    Im prolly gonna be putting in an order on the autometer gauge either tonight or tomorrow.
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    i think i saw one that had a 6k redline but now i cant find it.

    found link
    http://www.vdo.com/generator/www/com...ivetab=4643874
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