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3800SC series 1- Supercharger Coupling- Should I replace mine??? by darbysan
Started on: 06-03-2015 03:01 PM
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Report this Post06-03-2015 03:01 PM Click Here to See the Profile for darbysanClick Here to Email darbysanSend a Private Message to darbysanEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I'm working on a '95 series 1 3800SC, with 92K miles. The supercharger coupling has a slight amount of "slop". It measures out at less than 1/16" side to side, or about 1mm, on the edge of the 2.8" pulley. It's off the vehicle, so now would be an easy time to replace it, but not sure if this is really bad or just "OK". Car will only see about 5K miles/yr going forward, so max of maybe another 50K.

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Report this Post06-03-2015 06:32 PM Click Here to See the Profile for revinSend a Private Message to revinEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I say while out of engine bay, it is much easier to replace the little stuff, like that and have piece of mind. water pump, back spark plugs, etc...
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If the pulley is moving side to side then it might be the snout bearing. If there is play while rotating then its the coupler. It is easy to replace the coupler by draining the snout and removing the bolts. If the supercharger is on the bench, replacing the coupler is a 20 minute job. If there is play it will only get worse. I would replace it now.

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Report this Post06-04-2015 06:45 PM Click Here to See the Profile for darbysanClick Here to Email darbysanSend a Private Message to darbysanEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
OK, I'll go ahead and replace the coupling. It is a rotational movement, not side to side. I can see the rotors engage as I spin it back and forth, so I'm sure it is the coupling. Just didn't know if any play was acceptable or not. Just didn't want to throw money at it if not necessary, but understand that it is a lot easier to do now than later ( same as the water pump). I'll also be doing the LIM gaskets as well.
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Report this Post06-04-2015 07:23 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Lou and BlueClick Here to Email Lou and BlueSend a Private Message to Lou and BlueEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Replace it.
I had no play at all and I replaced mine just as insurance as I knew nothing about the engine when I bought it, and couldn't hear it run.

This way you'll know it's good.

Peace of mind can be worth the money and effort you put in now,

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