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That's still very interesting that you drive year round.. I'd actually be saving a ton of money if I were to keep my vortech and intercool it. I just have to worry about December and January, other months get warmer and warmer after.
turbos run on an impeller/compressor design but not like how the superchargers that require a gears that are belt driven.. those gears are the trouble makers when in cold weather, not the blades themselves necessarily, that's what I have been told anyways.. and it does make sense.. then again, they are talking about -25, which is horribly freezing anyways, not just "chilly out" lol
ditto about the -25 comment rofl
ah, I didn't know that. I assumed it was just a pole sticking out going to the pulley.
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cool video, thats way more complicated than i imagined it lol
ditto.. I never even heard of "centri's" until I got my GT.. first time I saw it, I swore it was a turbo, kinda is but not really. Actually, I seen the paxton ho kit back in 07 and I already knew I wanted one.. its too bad I have to get rid of it now though.. doh!
what do you guys think about me rigging something up so that I can heat up the blower 10-15 minutes prior to start up during the winter? the pad will pretty much be placed on the backside of the blower, hooked up to an AUX power outlet (key/power on/engine off), and then start it up safely once it's nice and warmed up enough.
Obviously I'll disconnect the power during the summer and zip tie the cord safely away from sharp/rotating parts.
Looking at the model 9 or 16. The vortech is a "torqueless wonder" so even with 480whp (intercooled), it's a pup under 2800 rpm so it's all good during winter driving...
Vortech cold start up warning:
In order to achieve the low noise level of Vortech
superchargers, Vortech specifies manufacturing
procedures that call for minimal internal clearance.
These precise tolerances however are not
conducive to temperatures below 25° F. Therefore, storing the vehicle in a heated garage and/or
employing the use of an engine block
heater/aftermarket engine blanket is required when
the vehicle is subjected to a "cold startup" in
ambient temperatures below 25° F. Failure to
comply with this may result in immediate
supercharger failure and invalidate the
I may have found out exactly WHY Vortech carries this warning and the Procharger's do NOT.
I have spoken with BOTH companies. Vortech EXPLICITLY told me to follow their guidelines or they will not cover ANY winter causes of failure. Procharger confidently denied such claims for their superchargers, only to allow to start up and idle for a few minutes until operating temperatures.
*V3 model shown
Helical gears make them more sensitive to cold weather start ups?
*D1SC model shown
Straight cut gears, biting into one another vs meshing (helical)
We all know Prochargers make a lot of ruckus at idle, but who would have thought it would contribute to their sturdiness in extreme weather? Cold Starting
Never race your engine and ProCharger
supercharger when your engine is cold. Allow
the water temperature to climb into operating
range for several minutes before driving above
2,500 rpm, to ensure adequate oil lubrication.
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