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    Re: Supercharger Oil

    Scroll down a bit & it gives you a lot of info about changing the supercharger oil. The GM service manual has no info at all about the oil.


    http://www.eaton.com/Eaton/ProductsS.../FAQ/index.htm


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    Quote Originally Posted by baabootoo
    So these guys with catch cans are seeing supercharger oil and saying it's motor oil with blow-by or what then?
    No. If you look at how catch cans are plumbed you'll see they're catching condensed liquids in the crankcase ventilation system. In the V, the ventilation just happens to feed back into the supercharger.

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    Re: Supercharger Oil

    Quote Originally Posted by jft69z View Post
    Scroll down a bit & it gives you a lot of info about changing the supercharger oil. The GM service manual has no info at all about the oil.


    http://www.eaton.com/Eaton/ProductsS.../FAQ/index.htm

    Thank you very much for this post jft69z.


    Here's my rant:

    I kind of ticked off that the factory manual does not state this and I am very ticked off that Eaton is holding us hostage by not providing a manual or offering parts directly and saying we must go to an authorized place for service. (Yes, very least they tell us how much oil to use.)

    Eaton listed authorized places:
    Magnuson has nothing for the LSA.
    ZZ Performance has everything you want for anything but a V8.
    Stiegmeier needs a web guy.

    So we (LSA owners) are not in great shape.

    I know that one day my alternator will die. You could say that it will last the life of the vehicle. I know that my water pump will die. You could say that will last the life of the vehicle too. So everybody's supercharger is dying between 5K miles and 25K miles. Some have lasted 40K - 50K miles.
    That's a problem and Eaton is not very helpful about it.

    If my supercharger goes after warranty I'm going to consider another company. F Eaton.

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    To jft69z,

    Can you comment about the ZR1 crowd about how their superchargers are holding up and what problems they have been having.

    And please post some pics of your '69.


    Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidjtsteele View Post
    I'm new to oiling so bare with me for the next few days.
    Nervous?

    Yes.

    First time?

    Nah, I've been nervous lotsa times...

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    Re: Supercharger Oil

    Quote Originally Posted by Club Malibu View Post
    To jft69z,

    Can you comment about the ZR1 crowd about how their superchargers are holding up and what problems they have been having.

    And please post some pics of your '69.


    Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    You're welcome! (Google is a great tool, lol).

    So far there isn't any real issues with the ZR1 blowers that I can recall. They are a pretty sharp & vocal group on the Corvette Forum too, if there were issues, we would hear about it. Not even a mention of the isolator rattle that we have on the V's. The only issue I remember recently is someone modded the car, and the IAT got hot enough to melt part of the intercooler bricks in the housing. He found someone to add a thicker piece of plate to the brick & a bigger heat exchanger. Getting all the air out of the system is very important on those cars too from what I've read. Here is the thread that explained it very good, plus a lot of good pictures of the insides of the blower & damage.

    http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c6-c...st-do-mod.html

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    Re: Supercharger Oil

    Wow what a fleet. Those are some beauties.

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    Re: Supercharger Oil

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy.Seminerio View Post
    Wow what a fleet. Those are some beauties.
    Thanks! Hopefully someday soon winter go away & I'll get to drive them again. It's not looking too good though....

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    Re: Supercharger Oil

    Quote Originally Posted by seeet vv View Post
    What drags down forums is people that respond to other posts in a demeaning childish way.

    Billy Madison said it best. a simple "wrong" would've done just fine.
    Misinformation would lead people in carrying out actions potentially causing damage or death. What drags down the dialogue here is you neglecting/dismissing the warning, context and implication of what incorrect information may do to owner's cars/themselves.

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    Re: Supercharger Oil

    When you bought the new supercharger, wouldn't it make sense to ask a shop foreman about the oil? I assume it was not a cheap purchase, so the dealer would hold your hand a little, no??

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    Re: Supercharger Oil

    Quote Originally Posted by Rboughne1 View Post
    Check webpage again. It says 5.3 oz for Cadillac LSA.

    7.3 oz for LS3 Northstar.

    Thanks for finding that page.

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    Re: Supercharger Oil

    Quote Originally Posted by Club Malibu View Post
    Thank you very much for this post jft69z.


    Here's my rant:

    I kind of ticked off that the factory manual does not state this and I am very ticked off that Eaton is holding us hostage by not providing a manual or offering parts directly and saying we must go to an authorized place for service. (Yes, very least they tell us how much oil to use.)

    Eaton listed authorized places:
    Magnuson has nothing for the LSA.
    ZZ Performance has everything you want for anything but a V8.
    Stiegmeier needs a web guy.

    So we (LSA owners) are not in great shape.

    I know that one day my alternator will die. You could say that it will last the life of the vehicle. I know that my water pump will die. You could say that will last the life of the vehicle too. So everybody's supercharger is dying between 5K miles and 25K miles. Some have lasted 40K - 50K miles.
    That's a problem and Eaton is not very helpful about it.

    If my supercharger goes after warranty I'm going to consider another company. F Eaton.

    ----------

    To jft69z,

    Can you comment about the ZR1 crowd about how their superchargers are holding up and what problems they have been having.

    And please post some pics of your '69.


    Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    LOL, I hear ya!!! Try to find this info 30 years ago when there wasn't an internet. But there is now and you got your info.

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