View Full Version : Winter Testing a SuperCharger set-up

11-24-2005, 12:10 AM

I just have had winter tires/stock wheels ( Michelin Alpine PA2's bought from Tirerack last season) put back on the car.

I intend to drive it thru the winter and am curious how my supercharger especially the compressor will hold up through the winter.

Now Maryland isnt the Yukon territory, but I am hopeful to learn about superchargers in cold weather ( hopefully the lessons wont be too expensive)


11-24-2005, 01:43 AM
I would think you would just have to take normal winter precautions. Let engine, and supercharger drive warm up throughly before driving. Check belts for cracking due to cold. Once everything is warm, I wouldn't expect much difference(execpt more power). I would consider taking it somewhere to see how much of an increase in boost you are having due to cold ambient temps.


11-24-2005, 10:15 AM
Last Nite I started the car up in freezing temps...

No belt slippage.
Maybe a little extra noise from SC in beginning vs normal, but not a lot (plus this SC is always loud anyway, so might have been my imagination).

Will post more here when I notice it.

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11-24-2005, 10:17 AM
I don't think your going to have any problems at all as long as your easy on her until it's warmed up nice - plus I don't know if cecil is open or not but if it is you should hit a run on the track

11-28-2005, 08:35 AM
im down for a run, especially when I get the Z running...could you put a turbo timer on your s/c Z?

11-28-2005, 09:03 AM
There is no need for a turbo timer on an SC'ed car, as SC's never get so hot they may coke oil ( \no exhaust gases used)

Also the ATI Procharger is on its own oiling system.

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