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Old 01-16-2004, 01:30 PM   #11
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I took it into the dealer this morning. They charged me 2 x $8 = $16 for two cans of supercharger fluid and a half hour of labor. Came to roughly $50 total, which I thought was fair.
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I took it into the dealer this morning. They charged me 2 x $8 = $16 for two cans of supercharger fluid and a half hour of labor. Came to roughly $50 total, which I thought was fair.
I'd say so.

I suspect if you were to do this job yourself, you'd find that it wasn't too hard to do (seeing as the dealer can knock it off in 30 minutes), but I don't know if it'* worth your time to master a job that you won't need to do again for 50,000 miles.

You know: picking your battles, and all that...
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Just have to find a store that sells Syringes and tubing...Syringes being the hard item to find...any ideas..Id love to change mine soon being as i have put almost 10,000 miles on my car.
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Turkey Baister...not your wifes good one

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Someone used the squirter from a soap dispenser. I thought that was a good idea.
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Just have to find a store that sells Syringes and tubing...Syringes being the hard item to find...any ideas..Id love to change mine soon being as i have put almost 10,000 miles on my car.
Any pet or farm supply store can help you out. I got mine for $2.

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I checked mine at 10,000 mi and it was low 1/2 bottle. It only takes 2 bottles to fill it.
Now I know where the intermittent oil puddle came from. It seems that with some new superchargers, the seals take a little time to wear in so pressure can blow some oil out of the pulley nut breather vent.
My service manual recommends checking it every 30,000 mi but no recommendation on replacing or flushing it all.
This oil runs very hot, reaching temps of 180 - 200 F.
I would recommend checking it every 10,000 mi.....it'* so easy to do.. and topping it up to the bottom of the plug threads. It certainly wouldn't hurt to suck a little out and replenish it with clean oil to keep the additives up to spec.
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how much does a dealer charge to do this change
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Too damn much. It'* a 10-minute job for under 20 bucks including oil. Somebody just had this done, but I don't remember how much it was.
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I took it into the dealer this morning. They charged me 2 x $8 = $16 for two cans of supercharger fluid and a half hour of labor. Came to roughly $50 total, which I thought was fair.
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