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Old 11-21-2006, 02:01 AM   #1
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Or at least a nose drive...




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why are you assuming that you need a new SC....or at least a nosedrive....and what are we supposed to be looking for in these pics...

pretty vague here
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Sorry about that Pat, the nosedrive'* leaking oil pretty badly, as you can see in some of the pics, and also the supercharger rotors look pretty dirty, so I'm wondering if I should get a whole supercharger or risk having the needle bearings going out on me
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i see poor rotors and a bad nose drive seal maybe?

edit, beat me to it!
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uhhhh stop listening to pinky.....

the nose can be rebuilt with a new seal if that is were its leaking from....

the rotors will be dirty...that is carbon that is coming from the EGR stove pipe....its normal
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Pete... start with closing off the holes of the inlet and outlet. Then try some cleaner. Does it appear to be leaking from the nosedrive or where the nosedrive meets the main body of the SC?

Looks like you need either a new seal for the nosedrive or some red gasket maker. My theory is you'll spend longer cleaning the SC than you will repairing it.

BTW.. on the rotors, do not clean them, the carbon on them is helping to seal better and giving you more efficiency.

Haro.. Poor rotors? 92 is pre-epoxy coating. Unless the rotors have chunks missing, they should work well.
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uhhhh stop listening to pinky.....

the nose can be rebuilt with a new seal if that is were its leaking from....

the rotors will be dirty...that is carbon that is coming from the EGR stove pipe....its normal
And what'* that supposed to mean???

No, it is def. leaking from the nosedrive, it was wet the most by the pulley side. it'* not a constant leak, but a slow leak because he is barely low on the SC oil, plus my dad told me that a small drop of oil can make a bigger mess than what it seems. I told him the dirty rotors were ok.
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He was joking with you Pinks...

Pete...I see a post in wanted for a nose drive. Seems to me that it would be much easier and cheaper to replace the oil seal on your current nose drive. However if you decide to get a new one, I'd like your old one.

WillWren has the procedure for changing the seal on his supercharger sight. Almost looks like that could be done in the car if needed. Seal is around $10 IIRC
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It can be done in the car. Wikoff did it.
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Alright, then I'll change the seal hopefully after I get finals out of the way. So the nosedrive is fine? Also, is it alright for me to be driving long distances with this leak (assuming I drive like a grandma )?
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