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Old 07-15-2006, 05:25 PM   #1
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What is the Cheapest and Best fix for a Super Charger ?

Today while driving I smelt a faint burning smell, 1 minute later of slow easy driving, the car coasted to a stop 1 block from home.
When I opened the hood I saw the */C Pulley bent and some burn marks around the pulley on the plastic housing.
Prior to me buying the car the previous owner had the */C rebuilt by a shop but I don't know how long before and how many km'* on it after the rebuild.

How difficult is it to rebuild a */C myself ?
What is the cost for a rebuild kit ?
Where can I get one from ?
Is there a manual ?

Would I be better off to get a */C from the wreckers at around $1000 - $1500 Canadian dollars ?

My father is a mechanic so I have lots of tools at my disposal, but we both know little about */C just the theory on how they work ?

Any suggestions or advice would be great,
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Can we have some pics of this? This sounds very unusual.
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They probably timed the SC lobes incorrectly, or you might have had something dislodged in there from a faulty intake setup. Rebuilding it is fairly easy, you'll need a set of long feeler gauges and a correct manual for it.
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I have to agree with ^^ on this being very unusual. I for one have never heard of the node drive doing that.

Canadian Superchargers in Winnipeg sells fully rebuilt superchargers for around $690 (+ $150 core) Canadian. They are the #1 rebuilder in the eye of many members here. In fact I believe they are the supplier to GM if I remember correctly.

You may only need the nose drive, which is $360 (+$100 core) www.canadiansupercharger.com
Otherwise you should be able to get a good used one near you for cheaper -check www.car-part.com for salvage yard pricing.

You can also watch ebay -every so often one will sell for around $100 US with the TB and all sensors.
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Here is the link to the pics.

http://s101.photobucket.com/albums/m65/dutch2005/

The washer in behind the pulley is bent in a V shape.
I haven't bothered to try and take the */C off yet until I figure out what route, I'm going with this.

Where can I get a manual on rebuilding one ?

Last time I was at a wrecker that I deal with regularly, I asked how much for a */C and I think he quoted me $1000 - $1500 (can't remember it was last summer).

Thanks for the quick replies & suggestions, keep them coming,

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Here are the Pics

Any suggestions ? Anything else I should replace other than the nose ?


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You sufferd a severe nose drive failure, your bearings obviously went, moving the input shaft downward, creating alot of heat, hence the cooked paint on the SC WHICH BTW is rated for VERY high temps..wow..that sucker must of been hot
I MAY suggest a new unit from www.canadiansupercharger.com...yours is toast the housing itself could be damaged.
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Ya I'm gonig to order a new "Nose" from them.

I was reading the Ultimate Supercharger Page posted on here.

Is there anything else I should be doing now that I have the */C out and apart ?
Obviously new gasket and O rings anything else ?

Is there any chance that any other part of the engine got damaged from this overheating ?

How much harder is it to get at the timing chain now that I got the */C out of the way ?

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Yes, the bearings on the rear of the rotors, the ones in the case, follow the instructions that Willwren made...buy the bearings that come pregreased from ZZP or Intense.
then you will be set.
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Ok

Anything else ?

Forgive my questions I'm not experienced with */C 'd engines (this is a first)

Thanks again,
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