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News   April 20, 2012   by Auto Service World

Adjustable Fuel Senders Garner Innovations Award

VDO ALAS II Adjustable Length Fuel Senders from Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarke have received the 2012 Award for Innovation from Hot Rod & Restoration Trade Show.

The show was recently held in Indianapolis, Ind. The new fuel senders were cited in the “Engine Components” category, one of seven categories that made up the annual competition.

VDO ALAS II Adjustable Fuel Senders were selected because of their innovative design, wide vehicle application coverage and easy to use configuration for custom car and truck enthusiasts. More than 70 products were submitted in the Hot Rod & Restoration Trade Show’s New Product Showcase and judged by a panel of shop owners and safety experts for awards consideration.

The VDO ALAS II Adjustable Fuel Sender is designed to simplify fuel tank installations by incorporating the draw and return tubes directly into the fuel sender, which eliminates the need to fabricate it into the tank. Each tube can be trimmed from a length of 6 in. to 16 in., as needed to fit the individual tank. The tube can also can be rotated a full 360° for optimum installation angle. The new senders are ideal for late model applications and come as complete kits, which include standard 3/8 in. (10mm) draw and return tubes, a snap-tite pigtail and a low fuel warning switch.

VDO ALAS II is engineered with a redundant dual wiper resistor board, “no sink” floats and VDO ‘quiet arm’ and thick film technology, which expands the sender’s reliability to over one million swing arm cycles without failure. Slotted SAE 5-hole flange mounts are included to allow for a variety of positioning configurations. Available resistance ranges are 10-180 ohm, 240-33 ohm and 90-0 ohm.

The new ALAS II Senders are featured in the new VDO Auto Enthusiast Gauge and Accessories Online Catalog, This interactive catalog contains the most comprehensive database of product information, specifications and details ever assembled for the legendary VDO instrument line. It also features an exceptional search capability that covers the breadth of the line, which includes the latest and most up-to-date offering of VDO gauges and accessories.

Whether it’s a street rod, muscle car, tuner, custom vehicle or kit car, VDO Instruments offer enthusiasts a wide choice of styles and sizes, easy installation, unprecedented performance capabilities, and most importantly, VDO design, quality, and reliability.

VDO Instruments deliver world-class quality and innovation, and are legendary for their superb fit, finish and appearance. Continental builds every VDO gauge with the same precision and quality as the instrumentation it delivers to OEMs worldwide.

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