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Old 04-20-2017, 08:18 PM   #601 (permalink)
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Old 04-25-2017, 09:19 AM   #602 (permalink)
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The supercharger is finally on its way back to me. As UPS is showing it being out for delivery I decided to do some prep work so once it shows I can slot it back in. The prep work consisted of pulling my N/A setup back off, as well as cleaning out the charge pipes and intercooler. There was some oil residue inside everything downstream of the 'charger. After looking at clearances my masochistic side flared up and I figured I could pull the intercooler without removing the front bumper etc. I was successful but it was extremely tight.



Here's a shot of the passenger side bolt holding the intercooler to the mounting bracket:



I had a wee bit more room on the driver's side so it wasn't as hard getting that bolt out. Once the intercooler was removed I cleaned it and the pipes with brake cleaner until they were clean. After airing out I put the intercooler back in. When I removed it I noticed that passenger side bolt had been impacting the A/C dryer. It hadn't worn through yet but it wasn't pretty (couldn't really get a picture). The mounting bracket holes are slotted so I made sure to move it towards the driver's side to give some clearance. Not sure how good you can see it in this picture, but there is room now.



Now I just have to wait on delivery of the supercharger.
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Old 04-25-2017, 02:55 PM   #604 (permalink)
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Quiet down you. Don't act all surprised and shit. Like my skinny hairy white arm? I have to keep up with pop-ups.

'charger showed up. I heard the UPS truck so went out to save the guy some steps. He's blabbing on the phone in the back of the truck. I wanted to go in and bitch slap him. He finally remembered he was supposed to be working and I got the package. Opened it up, there was nothing written to say what they had found. I did get a call from them last week after they opened it up, they said then they did see it was leaking from the snout but didn't find any physical cause for it. They said it might have been that the belt was too tight (I told them I had an auto-tensioner) or that the pulley didn't have well-defined ribs. Sounded like reaching to me. Based on the parts I got in the box they did go ahead and replace the seals and all the front bearings, so they do stand behind their warranty. I buy the next larger size belt just in case the one I was using was too tight.

Got everything installed the way it should be. Fired her up and the new belt moved off center. Shut her off and installed the original 4-rib belt I got with the 'charger to see what would happen. Started her again and the belt stayed put, go figure. Just got back from a shake-down run and everything is the way it should be. I can't really explain it, but when I am running with the 'charger she feels lighter on her feet, like she is floating just above the ground. Feels more eager too, like let's go! The belt stayed where it should have so once things cool down a bit I'll try putting the 6-rib back on.
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That is some great news!!!! Sounds like some reaching for sure. I know you will chime in to give us an update on that 6-rib belt. I have a feeling you will have the same results as before.
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Yeah, the 6-rib didn't work. I will try the (smaller) one I had on it before to see if it is a factor of the extra length or due to misalignment (I doubt that considering the 4-rib is tracking true).
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I came back to work on Thursday. True to form I let myself get swamped at the end with other jobs, so I left the four-rib belt in place. It's working and my wife doesn't need all the power (so she says). I do have something planned for when I get home, stay tuned to this space to see what will transpire.
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Old 05-07-2017, 12:29 AM   #613 (permalink)
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All the build threads to chose from in here, and the noobs gotta clutter mine up. Bet they never even read back one page.
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It was. All the tax return ballers are broke again. Me included :'(
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