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Old 09-12-2004, 12:35 PM   #1
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Installed my ZZP coupler yesterday and discovered two things:

1.) Supercharger oil is supposed to be clear?!?! Good thing I flushed the entire nose and cleaned it out with TB cleaner.

2.) The supercharger rotors actually have a color! After lots and lots of cleaner I discovered that they were aluminum in color...who would have thunk it?

All in all it appears all is working fine and I'm glad I was able to clean all that gunk out (she needed it), there was just 1 bolt couldn't torque down correctly...but I should be ok.
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The rotors are coated with Teflon to keep carbon buildup to a minimum. You shouldn't have cleaned to the point that you saw BRIGHT aluminum. This would indicate a total loss of teflon.

I can show you pics of the comparison. My boss'* M62 is sitting at my desk at work with teflon coming off the rotors.
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I used TB cleaner, same stuff I've spray through the TB time and time again. The color was not "bright" Bill but rather a dull grayish and I don't think I took the Teflon off because people have used brake cleaner in the past and that stuff is EVIL.
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Sounds like you're ok. But for the record, brake cleaner WILL remove the teflon. That'* how my boss did it. He ran out of TB cleaner and grabbed the wrong can.

I'll swing by my desk at work and shoot some pics to post here.
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No no, I know brake cleaner is bad for the rotors considering its BRAKE cleaner and not THROTTLE cleaner.

Don't scare me like that old man! I used TB cleaner...
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I know, dammit, but you're the one that brought the subject up!

You wanna see pics of the delaminating teflon?
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Sure.
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Don't sound so excited.
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Yeah it was kind of neat seeing bright shiny aluminum color when I got mine. Ahh the wonders of not having teflon on my year
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Yeah it was kind of neat seeing bright shiny aluminum color when I got mine. Ahh the wonders of not having teflon on my year
I thought 92 was the only year that didn't get it. Mine has teflon.

Mine:
http://www.williamwren.com/Bonnevill...mba/img118.htm

My boss'* with Teflon delamination:

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