Ok... for anyone just joining us please read:
Just had my 97 checked out by my mechanic.
We hooked up another gauge to her and measured the boost, 3psi. :(
He checked the vaccum lines no leaks.
Car isn't throwing any codes either.
Only problem is the belt tensioner, it'* sticking. It'll need to be replaced, but it'* still keeping plenty of tension on the belt. We did two test runs, before & after messing w/ the belt tensioner, no difference. Checked the air intake and filter, no problems.
Mechanic suspects it'* a problem w/ the supercharger. Problem is no one around here works on them. Would have to send it to T.O. for repairs. He'* going to do some more research to see what'* going on.
I was wondernig if you guys had any ideas of what might be going on or what to check.
If it is a bad SC.... what'* the worest that could happen? If the SC dies, could it take my engine w/ it too?
How common is it for a SC to die like this?
Is it possible to convert the car to a NA (temporary) if I have to send my SC away?
(Probably easier to dig my 91 out from the snow, but I dunno)
Anyone know the cost of the unit from GM?
Any input would be helpful. My mechanic suggestted that if it costs almost as much to repair the SC as a new one to just buy a M112 (which would be nice)