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Old 04-02-2005, 12:55 PM   #1
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as you you may have read i had the beast in for a broken winow motor replacement. While there i figured i would pick up some supercharger oil, as i don't know when the last time it was changed, and i have 66k + on my car. While there in the parts department i asked my service attendant the usual questons this one being key "i ony need two (which i have read on this forum is the amount i need, but i wanted to verify) bottles to change the oil in my supercharger right?" of course she did not know and she proceeded to ask a group of mechanics in the parts department the question. There answer was interesting. "We only top it off, we never change it. Changing it would be difficult." To which i said, "A turkey baster and a small hose would do it." he just chuckled and said again "all we ever do is top it off."

This brings me to a question - why would the dealershp, which NEVER passes up an opportunity to make money, pass on setting a standard for when to fully change the supercharger oil? i already have the oil and we all know oil will break down over time, but why is it that the dealership takes this stance?
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....because they make more money replacing and rebuilding the units when they wear out after the warranty period.

When I first went into my dealership to buy some SC oil, they didn't even stock it. They told me they used engine oil to top it off.
I forced them into buying a case which they were reluctent to do.
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I hate dealerships......
The only good thing is if you've got an "in" with someone in the parts department..... I used to get stuff for almost cost..... sad to say that day ended last week... damn.

But SB2000 is right... they'd rather replace the big part, then fix the small one before it breaks the big one.... or the more expensive one.... lol.
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or they charge you for the change and then just top it off.......
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My dealership once told me that it doesn't need changed by itself because it runs off engine oil. I had to inform them otherwise.
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and of course parts dont exist for those superchargers, you have to buy a whole unit for $1500......ROFLMAO....gotta love dealers!
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or they charge you for the change and then just top it off.......
thats what i was thinking
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It would be very easy to tell if they did that.
Fresh oil is clear.
Old oil is darkened.
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It would be very easy to tell if they did that.
Fresh oil is clear.
Old oil is darkened.
Also smells like COMPLETE butt......Times like 10 infinity....The fresh oil ain't bad...
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It would be very easy to tell if they did that.
Fresh oil is clear.
Old oil is darkened.
Also smells like COMPLETE butt......Times like 10 infinity....The fresh oil ain't bad...
how would you know what that smells like? <ahhh...burn >
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