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Supercharger Oil?

Discussion in 'VT - VX Holden Commodore (1997 - 2002)' started by substanceVX, Aug 4, 2006.

  1. substanceVX

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    Ive heard that S/C's take oil. Is this true. Also how do i check it and what oil do i use when i replace it. VX series 2 S/C. Thanks.
     
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    Anyone?...
     
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    Supposed to be OK for life!
    But it is worth checking. Listed in the 100000 service.
    I checked mine at 98000 km - found it needed two bottles (120 ml each) to bring the level up correctly. Total I believe is 2.5 bottles - thus mine was very low - I have a slight leak at the shaft.
    Holden dealer is $34 each! although have seen it in USA websites at $US7 each.
    Am now looking at a rebuilt snout from USA.
    Good luck.
     
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    Eaton (the manufacturer of the charger) say that the oil in the charger is good for 100,000 miles (160,000 kms), i had mine changed at the 160,000 service, and even then the mechanic said the oil was fine. needed 3 and a bit bottles of the oil and like wetwork65 said it aint cheap at around $30 for a 250ml bottle!!
     
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    Yeas but where is the oil located? How can i check it.
     
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    Thanks to six-shooter
     

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    I was also under the impression that the oil did not need checking/topping up, I swear I read somewhere that it was a fully sealed unit and required no maintenance. Why would they say that if its not true?? My 01 VX has never been checked and its at 130,000 I think Ill check it today.
    thanks all
     
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    Maybe this is why my one sounds a bit dry on start up and at high revs.
    stupid question (i know there aren't no stupid questions just stupid people:D ): how do you refill it/ check it without losing oil?
     
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    Take a look at the picture a few posts ago (thanks six-shooter for this pic). When you take the screw out there should be no loss of oil.
    The oil should be up to the bottom of the thread - may need a torch to help see inside.
     
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    Well they say it because it probably is true in a perfect world. But in the real world seals get old and start to leak.
     
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    I looked at the pic. Just thought that seeing its the drain and fill hole that oil loss might occur. observation.
     
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    What tool bit do you use to open it?
     
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    I used an Allen (Hex) key. Can't remember the rated size though.
     
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    Thought so. I was trying with one this morning. It's certainly on tight.
    Thanks for that.:thumbsup:
     
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    ***** Please Note *****

    Make sure that the engine/supercharger is cold before opening the S/C Oil plug. If its hot, it can splurt hot oil and steam out the hole (Which stinks and will cause oil loss).
    Just a warning for all.
     
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    For the oil I asked an Auto 1 shop, and they said it will take Syntrans 75W/85 (castrol i think) these come in 1 litre bottles @ $25. They had to ring around and find out and seemed geniune helpful. This sounds like a cheaper and get more for your buck option than Holden dealerships.
     
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    Also the procedure is laid down in Gregory's No 273 (commodore 1997-2002)
     
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    wana s' charge stock vt and have :)

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    sound pretty good, is it 100% safe????? holden was 30 or $40 for a tinny little bottle and ya need 2
     

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