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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-15-2011, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
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Question Changing Supercharger oil. Intercooler liquid?

Ok my car is an 08 GT500 but only has 4500mi. on it.
I have found records of oil changes but non for supercharger oil change.

How often do we need to change the oil in the supercharger?
Also.. does the intercooler have a liquid we need to change out and how often should we do so?

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Re: Changing Supercharger oil. Intercooler liquid?

It should say in your manual when to change it, if at all. I haven't seen a stock blower in a several months, but if I recall, the gear case is sealed and the oil can't be changed. I'm probably wrong, though, as that wouldn't make much sense.

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Re: Changing Supercharger oil. Intercooler liquid?

Eaton says its lubed for life. Steigmier says 50k. Mine has had Rotella T6 Syn 5W40 in it for 25k+
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Re: Changing Supercharger oil. Intercooler liquid?

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It should say in your manual when to change it, if at all. I haven't seen a stock blower in a several months, but if I recall, the gear case is sealed and the oil can't be changed. I'm probably wrong, though, as that wouldn't make much sense.
There's a fill port plug on the front accessed with an allen key.

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Re: Changing Supercharger oil. Intercooler liquid?

the factory oem supercharger oil is "supposed" to be filled for life, good forever. the only way to change it(short of removing the snout) is either through the fill port by sucking it out, or removing the blower and dumping it out the fill port. in reality, you should never have to worry about it. maybe if you had 50,000+ hard miles, i would think about it. i have taken eatons apart for porting that had 30-50,000 miles on them, and the oil still looked pretty good.

as for the intercooler system, every 3 years is a good rule of thumb. it only holds about 3 liters anyway (stock), so not a big deal. pull the hose on the heat exchanger at the bottom on the passanger side and let it drain. fill it up, run the intercooler pump for a few minutes, then top it off.
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