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Bench test a SuperCharger???

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by RacerP, Oct 11, 2008.

  1. Oct 11, 2008 at 8:56 AM
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    RacerP

    RacerP [OP] Well-Known Member

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    7th Injector kit, Trans Cooler, Donohoe c/o's, Billy's in the rear, FJ Cruiser Trail Team SE wheels.
    Was told my supercharger was bad...was a horrible whining noise from it...not the typical whine from the supercharger...

    Have an '03 3.4L 4wd and the S/C has over 90K on it...was running horribly, would not accelerate...very sluggish and the S/C sounded terrible.

    The dealer removed the S/C, and it still ran the same, decided the cats were clogged and now I am having them replaced with MagnaFlows...

    Question is...can the clogged cats cause this problem with the S/C? Is the S/C really bad? Can the S/C be bench tested or repaired? Replace the bearings?

    Would hate to S...Can a $4000 part?

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. Oct 11, 2008 at 10:31 AM
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    RacerP

    RacerP [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Found my own answer...Magnuson rebuilds them for around $700

    Now the question is...is it worth it if I am not planning on holding on to the truck for much longer as I am moving overseas?

    Am I going to recoup the price of the tear-out, rebuild, and reinstallation in the sale of the truck? About $2100 total? Does a S/C add that much value to a used Tacoma with 115K on the clock? Especially with the price of running 93 octane...
     
  3. Oct 11, 2008 at 11:28 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    I think your better off leaveing the SC omitted.
     
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