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Old 05-15-2006, 09:28 AM   #21
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It'* possible that new Eaton units for GM may be this color NOW. That being said (and we've discussed this many times in the past), no OEM units were EVER this color for the 92-95 L67'*.

I PERSONALLY have never seen a Silver non-Floz unit installed on a 92-95.

So far, the ONLY ones I've seen are confirmed FLOZ units.

So yes, it'* possible to have a non-Floz M62 from NEW production, but I've not seen one INSTALLED yet. When I spoke with Magnusson and Eaton back in 2002, they claimed no Silver M62'* AT THAT TIME.

The whole point of this is buyer beware. It'* damn hard to tell. And there'* some risk. It sucks that Floz did what they did, and made it difficult for people not only when buying a rebuild, but also when buying a car as well.
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I saw this thread and now i'm gonna cry. I recently purchased my 93SSEi a couple months back. Knowing they had replaced the supercharger with a new one I decided the price was right. Now after looking at it I'm assuming it'* a Floz as well. Oh well it shouldn't take me long to kill it with my new pulley and chip so I guess i'll see what the deal is.
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I saw this thread and now i'm gonna cry. I recently purchased my 93SSEi a couple months back. Knowing they had replaced the supercharger with a new one I decided the price was right. Now after looking at it I'm assuming it'* a Floz as well. Oh well it shouldn't take me long to kill it with my new pulley and chip so I guess i'll see what the deal is.
Look at it this way. 93 M62'* are reasonably low cost used and you could rebuild it yourself from the instructions and experience located here.
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Does anyone know what color the Cobalt SS supercharger is painted? Has there been a recent color shift in the last 3 years?
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Here'* a few images I googled up:





I'm looking for more, but it doesn't appear to be silver to me.
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Here'* the Saturn Ion version:

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Bummer. Like I said earlier, the */c isn't giving me any problems at the moment (hard to give problems when the engine isn't running), and wasn't giving any problems when the car WAS running. Not to say that it won't ever - Murpheys Law usually stays with me regardless of the car I have. Is there anyone on here that has a Floz and hasn't given them any grief??
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Bummer. Like I said earlier, the */c isn't giving me any problems at the moment (hard to give problems when the engine isn't running), and wasn't giving any problems when the car WAS running. Not to say that it won't ever - Murpheys Law usually stays with me regardless of the car I have. Is there anyone on here that has a Floz and hasn't given them any grief??
Well supposedly mine looks like a Floz and seems to be doing ok. Even running a smaller pulley and my mods. Not to say it won't screw up in the future.
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Bummer. Like I said earlier, the */c isn't giving me any problems at the moment (hard to give problems when the engine isn't running), and wasn't giving any problems when the car WAS running. Not to say that it won't ever - Murpheys Law usually stays with me regardless of the car I have. Is there anyone on here that has a Floz and hasn't given them any grief??
Well supposedly mine looks like a Floz and seems to be doing ok. Even running a smaller pulley and my mods. Not to say it won't screw up in the future.
93 was a better year for FLOZ as bill said, no epoxy coated rotors to worry about.

You might have received a good unit as well that had like 50k on it or something.
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Let'* reel this one back in. Classic signs of a Floz are bolts and PCV cover that were painted over.

The one pictured at the beginning of this thread does NOT have those trademark characteristics.

With the nature of a supercharger, and all it does is spin there is very little wear found over time for the RPM that they spin. Taking this into account..if your supercharger runs good and there'* no issues with it. Relax... there'* not much that this site can't help you rebuilt properly and cost effectively if it starts to wear out.

Let'* all slow down, relax and really look things over before we start a witch hunt under everyones hoods.

Even if my SC was Flozzed...I wouldn't care...because it'* running great and was on the car when I got it.
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