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Old 07 September 2012, 16:33   #1
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Verado Supercharger

Does anyone know if the L6 supercharger can be rebuilt or does anyone have any experience of this? I'm told that they are a disposable item, but at nearly 4000, its a lot to throw away
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Does anyone know if the L6 supercharger can be rebuilt or does anyone have any experience of this? I'm told that they are a disposable item, but at nearly 4000, its a lot to throw away
Steve
I would have thought so Steve but think that they are a specialist job. Do mercury sell the parts or only the whole thing? They used to se the parts for the opti compressors but now I think you can only buy the compete item.
Mind you at 4k I'd have a go myself.
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there are plenty of places that rebuild turbos/superchargers for cars.

for goodness sake do not have a go yourself as the balance of these are CRITICAL and the revs they spin at make it a skilled task with specialist equipment.

the 2 i know of and used in my car modding days were jabbasport and turbo technics. i suspect neither of them will have experience of an outboard charger but i'm sure they could have a look and advise on how to proceed if at all possible. i would suspect the supercharger is not custom to mercury and maybe something they have adapted to suit from a car. (edit- it is an IHI supercharger that looks that maybe from a mazda and been adapted. not 100% of that with a quick google but it is an IHI charger so could email them for a lead perhaps)

anyway worth a few phone calls. if they can do it could turn into a nice earner for them long term.

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google verado supercharger,,,,,theres a pdf 9 page service bullitin that may be of help ,
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250KTS/Jizm from the day that the opti were put on sale there were no parts available, you had to buy the complete unit, verado superchargers they had a top bush replacement based on a serial number of the obm(cos they rattled) unless it has changed in the last two years it is a unit change, again no spares available
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250kts, try the local IHI specialist in Christchurch, they are Turbo specialists but might be helpful

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Thanks for the replies, I will follow these up and let you know the results.

I have no intention of a DIY rebuild, this is a job for those in the trade. It just seems criminal to throw away a unit with a "value" of 4k. It would be nice to be able to keep it as a spare.

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Steve,

This might help

http://www.veradoclub.com/smf/index.php?topic=6655.0

I think they are made in the states and can be rebuilt but not sure about finding someone in this country to do it.please post if you find out.

BTW - what were the symptoms? It wasn't just a noisy end cap was it?
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try these guys. After lots and lots of searching we found these guys to be the cheapest source for IHI turbos. I believe they are the largest IHI dealer in Europe (stand to be corrected), but they were certainly the cheapest.

The unit was ordered and delivered by courier the following day!!Their customer service was superb (as you might expect)

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I saved nealry 2,000 over the Dealer prices (and 12 week lead time) and 1,500 over one which Turbo Dynamics sourced in Italy (who were also helpful when we loked at rebuilding the old unit.....was beyond salvaging though!)

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Thanks Oscar, missed that link on the verado owners site. Great reading
No horrible noises at all really. Came back from a trip, shut down engines, all normal. Came to start again and it was seized. For any Verado owner out there, be careful with ignition switch. Unlike a vehicle switch, if your engine fails to start, leaving the switch in the on position (but not start position), will make the engine management system continue to try to start the engine. You MUST turn to the off position straight away (took out a starter motor and some wiring).

Thanks Dan, I will communicate with them next week. As I say, if I could get it rebuilt and would like to hold on to it as a "spare". There is no visual damage at all, just some blueing of a few components

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