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    The supercharger is finally on its way back to me. As UPS is showing it being out for delivery I decided to do some prep work so once it shows I can slot it back in. The prep work consisted of pulling my N/A setup back off, as well as cleaning out the charge pipes and intercooler. There was some oil residue inside everything downstream of the 'charger. After looking at clearances my masochistic side flared up and I figured I could pull the intercooler without removing the front bumper etc. I was successful but it was extremely tight.



    Here's a shot of the passenger side bolt holding the intercooler to the mounting bracket:



    I had a wee bit more room on the driver's side so it wasn't as hard getting that bolt out. Once the intercooler was removed I cleaned it and the pipes with brake cleaner until they were clean. After airing out I put the intercooler back in. When I removed it I noticed that passenger side bolt had been impacting the A/C dryer. It hadn't worn through yet but it wasn't pretty (couldn't really get a picture). The mounting bracket holes are slotted so I made sure to move it towards the driver's side to give some clearance. Not sure how good you can see it in this picture, but there is room now.



    Now I just have to wait on delivery of the supercharger.

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    Good news; and glad you took the IC out to clean properly, would do the same myself!

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    'charger showed up. I heard the UPS truck so went out to save the guy some steps. He's blabbing on the phone in the back of the truck. I wanted to go in and bitch slap him. He finally remembered he was supposed to be working and I got the package. Opened it up, there was nothing written to say what they had found. I did get a call from them last week after they opened it up, they said then they did see it was leaking from the snout but didn't find any physical cause for it. They said it might have been that the belt was too tight (I told them I had an auto-tensioner) or that the pulley didn't have well-defined ribs. Sounded like reaching to me. Based on the parts I got in the box they did go ahead and replace the seals and all the front bearings, so they do stand behind their warranty. I did buy the next larger size belt just in case the one I was using was too tight.

    Got everything installed the way it should be. Fired her up and the new belt moved off center. Shut her off and installed the original 4-rib belt I got with the 'charger to see what would happen. Started her again and the belt stayed put, go figure. Just got back from a shake-down run and everything is the way it should be. I can't really explain it, but when I am running with the 'charger she feels lighter on her feet, like she is floating just above the ground. Feels more eager too, like let's go! The belt stayed where it should have so once things cool down a bit I'll try putting the 6-rib back on.

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    I came back to work on Thursday. True to form I let myself get swamped at the end with other jobs, so I left the four-rib belt in place. It's working and my wife doesn't need all the power (so she says). I do have something planned for when I get home, stay tuned to this space to see what will transpire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chiefmg View Post
    I came back to work on Thursday. True to form I let myself get swamped at the end with other jobs, so I left the four-rib belt in place. It's working and my wife doesn't need all the power (so she says). I do have something planned for when I get home, stay tuned to this space to see what will transpire.
    You ain't seen how late she sleeps in when she has the 'Charged NB in the lock-n-load position. LOL

    Just kiddin' with ya. Nut! Hope you have safe journeys!

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    Geez, Mike and I could have been twinsies?! Dawg gone bad timing!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    Damn, that looks nice. My wife could go visit her son and pick it up. Then I wouldn't have to worry about her killing mine.

    Quote Originally Posted by Greasemonkey2000 View Post
    Geez, Mike and I could have been twinsies?! Dawg gone bad timing!!!
    According to my wife, the descriptive word for this is Twinkies. It is not a good thing.

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    Spent some money with Rev9 tonight. Bought two pieces, might be considered as one piece since they go together. Yes, it's a tease. Everyone reading this (all three of you) will just have to wait until I'm home shortly for pictures. That is provided shipping is as stated and the package is waiting for me.

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    More of these and less of these .

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    And we are way more than 3 if I may add

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarryB View Post
    And we are way more than 3 if I may add
    That's what they all say.

    Unfortunately it looks like everyone, myself included, will have to wait for a while. The parts I ordered are made to order, with a 1 1/2 month fabrication time. Rev9 sent me an e-mail asking if I still wanted the order to be processed (of course!). So if I'm really lucky, it will show up just in time for me to install it before I head back to work the next time.

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