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Old 09-08-2007, 05:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Impala SS Supercharger Maintenance?

Does my supercharger need to be maintenanced? If so, how and how often? Have read about checking the oil, but how is that done?

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Supercharger oil change

I've heard 50K miles, but just changed mine at 28K...it was certainly needed, as the oil was dis-colored and stunk pretty bad! I've been getting 30K as a response from a few other maintenance guru's...I say better to do it sooner than later (especially if you like to use the supercharger as much as I do).

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according to gm, the S/C doesnt need to be serviced at all, and the life expectency is ~100k, that being said, it ALWAYS stinks badly, easiest way to change is w/ a syringe and airline hose and suck out as much as you can. It takes 1 1/2 bottles IRRC

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ss maintainence

I do not have any idea about ss maintenance, I know some places where they sell cheap automotive parts including impala brake parts

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Does my supercharger need to be maintenanced? If so, how and how often? Have read about checking the oil, but how is that done?

I just changed mine, on a 04 ss if you look at the snout of the supercharger


You can go to your dealership or browse online for the supercharger oil which looks like this...


Carefully unscrew that, I would do this when your engine is cold. I found it easier if you have a spray nozzle and just spray it in a water botttle like this image

Get as much as you can out and just refill it with the bottle, I would purchase two bottles and once you do that your all set!

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Question Does anyone know or have pics of the filters?

I have filters for the supercharger. It's a square filter that looks like it goes inline somewhere. GM Part # is 801528 - foam filter it's small too. Does anyone know where they go?

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ummm nowhere on the car that i know of
Ive had the SC apart and saw no such part...


EDIT: that part number is a wastegate solenoid filter for an 86/87 Buick GN

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