You realize that the blower's RPM is different than the engine's RPM, yes? And the "gear" ratio between them is determined by the displacement and intended RPM range of the engine it's being mated to. So it's likely that for a properly sized application the MP62 is running about the same maximum RPM regardless of the engine's maximum RPM.Also Detroit Iron only red line at 4,500-RPM (but only runs at 2,500-RPM 98.97% of the time) and ours run at 8,500-RPM all day at the track...that will significantly shorten the life of the snout bearings.
Yes...based on the compressor map of the SC. To make your statements, you have to assume that Detroit chose to operate the SC in the same place that Lotus did on the compressor map... Not knowing for sure, I bet not.You realize that the blower's RPM is different than the engine's RPM, yes? And the "gear" ratio between them is determined by the displacement and intended RPM range of the engine it's being mated to. So it's likely that for a properly sized application the MP62 is running about the same maximum RPM regardless of the engine's maximum RPM.
OTOH, I agree that track cars will force the blower to run near its maximum RPM nearly constantly... the bearings on my 2-Eleven's blower were shot after 6000 track miles.
Q: How often do I need to change the oil in my supercharger?
A: The sealed oil reservoir in a supercharger is designed to last the life of the vehicle. Changing the oil is not recommended unless you suspect contamination, leakage, or other issues like bearing failure. Also, if your vehicle has an abnormally heavy duty cycle, such as racing or towing, you could consider changing the oil at regular intervals such as 20k, 30k, 50k, or 100k miles depending on usage.
Q: I’ve decided I need to change the oil in my supercharger. How do I do this?
A: If you do want to change the oil there is one fill/drain plug on the front face of the front cover. It will probably be an Allen type plug. You will have to suction out the oil using a syringe or other method before replacing with new oil. Fill levels are dependent on application. For aftermarket units, please consult the aftermarket partner company that produced that specific kit. For OEM units, please see the list below or email [email protected]. New oil can be obtained from any GM or Ford service parts facility, or from one of the Eaton aftermarket supercharger partner companies or remanufacturers. Please make sure you do NOT use any other type of oil, including synthetic motor oils. These will cause failure.
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Since our supercharger is considered aftermarket I will have to contact Magnuson directly to find out the exact amount of oil required. However, you could just average the three listed OEM MP62s and put in around 108 ml.
Concerning changing the oil on the Exige S MP62, the supercharger is readily accessible directly under the intake manifold. I would probably remove the IC (if still equipped) and associated plumbing to get easier access. Then I would suck out the oil with a small hand pump from Napa/Autozone and renew the oil with the GM/Ford stuff. In a few thousand miles when I change mine I will be sure to create a full DIY.
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Check it and at the least put in new oil before she wears out.Mine Elise SC (2011) has a little splash of black oil on my orange rear bonnet after a few thousand miles of driving and I just wipe it of from time to time, it located directly above the supercharge's pulley, I couldn't find the source of the oil. I thought it was excess oil from the exhaust. But fter reading this, now I have to really check
Is there a path here to getting a factory Elise SC setup for much less $$$ on an 06? Can one get the upgrade parts minus the supercharger from Lotus, get the supercharger directly from Magnuson and get it installed for lots less than $6,500?
What was wrong with the answer given my the manufacturer of the supercharger (Eaton) in post #28? Referring to that post, the M62 uses anywhere from 100-ml to 115-ml...that is a variation of only one teaspoon, not even a tablespoon, of oil!bump for this thread... it seems there are varied verdicts on the amount of oil that needs to be replaced.... 100ml, 146 ml, "half the cavity", etc.
now that the car is stored for winter i would love to tinker over the next few weeks and knock this out... am i missing any other threads giving conclusive information on the process and amount of oil needed?