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Old 03-09-2008, 09:28 PM   #1
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Hey guys, I just did an intake change on my 00 SSEI and after getting it running I noticed that the supercharger was making a grinding noise. I pulled the plug on the side to see if it was low and it was so I added about half of the bottle, that the oil comes in, of 5w20 syn. because I bought a cd rom off ebay that has the break down of everything to do with the Bonne and it said it was ok to us this. Is this true or do I need to suck it out and put SC oil back in it??
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Get it out of there and put the right stuff back in. You should only use GM supercharger oil. It'* primarily animal fats.

Superchargers have burnt bearings using synthetic oil in the past.
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Thanks. I guess you really can't believe nothing you ear and only half of what you see right??
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x2 I used some leftover oil from a Whipple kit and it toasted the bearings in 2 months.
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when i drained the old oil i got about a bottle and a half out of it and it was below the threads before i started. When i put the new oil back in i only used one bottle, should i buy another one and fill it up to the bottom of the threads?
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Yes, it should be filled to the bottom of the threads.

I'd suggest running it like that and then changing it again in late spring/early summer. I'm anal about SC oil, and the synthetic still remaining would bug me worse.
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Will do.. Thanks. I don't run the car that hard anyway, my wife mainly drives it back and forth to work (thats why it still only has 64,000 miles) so I will change it again around the end of April.
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