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Old 05-19-2010, 04:32 AM   #11  
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Messerschmitt Me 109's were s/c way back in WW2 and operated at 30,000+ ft at -50F and I never heard of any problems. Oh I'm a little older Bwah
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Messerschmitt Me 109's were s/c way back in WW2 and operated at 30,000+ ft at -50F and I never heard of any problems. Oh I'm a little older Bwah
somehow I imagine the supercharger on those things were engineered a little more sturdier than my humble Vortech V3 lol

WWII?? damn.. that was like a million years ago rofl
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We don't have the documentation you're looking for but any of the techs over at Vortech can get that info to you. They had to make the changes specifically for extreme cold conditions which is another reason the "quiet drive" operation isn't as quiet anymore either :-)
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I contacted them many times, and they pretty much said I was SOL. There were a few less than appealing options (shop light under the hood, heated blanket over the blower, garage, pouring a pot of freshly boiled water over the blower prior to start up etc.)

Its been getting warmer the past decade up here, and the coldest it's been is in the low digits but never into the negatives I don't think. -25 is when your skin freezes and starts to get brittle within a few moments.. I'd imagine a lot of other mechanical problems as well at such low temps, not just the supercharger. Talked to Magnacharger and Roush, they said their blowers should be fine, just be careful with the anti-freeze mix.

Read about a few people running their V3s during the winter as well, without issues..
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