Best Oil for the TVS2300 SC606 Supercharger

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Re: Best Oil for the TVS2300 SC606 Supercharger

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Great write up.
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This project has been on my to-do list for a while. Think I'm going to go ahead and pull the trigger and make this one my coronavirus shelter-in-place projects! :thumbs
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Fletch wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:46 pm
This project has been on my to-do list for a while. Think I'm going to go ahead and pull the trigger and make this one my coronavirus shelter-in-place projects! :thumbs
Finally got around to this. I was able to get out about 4.5oz out. It took a little finagling to get the tube in to the nooks and crannys to be able to suck the oil out. Man, that old oil STINKS!
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I just ordered the kit from Ebay...any tips on tackling this one? Seems straight forward. :thumbs

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SurfnSun wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:11 pm
I just ordered the kit from Ebay...any tips on tackling this one? Seems straight forward. :thumbs
A few tips from my experience.

-- ensure the vehicle is on a perfectly flat surface or very slightly inclined (engine higher than rear). I think that would aid in being able to get more of the old fluid out, as there is very limited space to get the tube in. As I mentioned in my post above, there was quite a bit of "finagling" with the tube, trying to find pockets of space between the roots to get to the bottom of the supercharger to be able to suck out the fluid. I used a number of different tubes to get the fluid it -- the tube that came with the kit, another tube of similar diameter that I had that was longer and a third tube that had a smaller diameter that I had that I fashioned to a different syringe with gorilla glue.

-- be very conscious of making sure the tube does not come off the tip of the syringe and gets stuck, or worst case, falls in to the supercharger. When you are trying to find out pockets of space to move the tube around, you'll feel the tube grip or "get stuck" slightly at times. I used both hands to make sure the tube never came apart from the syringe and the end of the tube that connects to the tip of the syringe never went in to the hole. I couldn't imagine the horror of the tube falling in to the supercharger -- that would be a very bad day.

-- make sure you measure how much old fluid you take out so you can put the same amount of new back in

-- take note of how hard it is (or not) to unscrew the plug. That'll give you a sense of how much torque to apply when you put the plug back in.

Good luck and let us know how it all turns out!
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Thank you. Maybe I should superglue the tube onto the syringe...lol. I don’t want that thing coming off.

How long did it take? I might rather do it twice and go with a dilution method to swap the hard to reach oil.

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SurfnSun wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:00 am
Thank you. Maybe I should superglue the tube onto the syringe...lol. I don’t want that thing coming off.

How long did it take? I might rather do it twice and go with a dilution method to swap the hard to reach oil.
I'm pretty slow when working on cars, especially on jobs I haven't done before. I think it took maybe 30-45 minutes??? Most all of that was messing with the tube and finding the pockets to suck out the old fluid.

If I recall correctly (double check me!), I don't think that oil calls to be changed for something like 100k miles. I too thought about the dilution thing but decided not to mess with it, as my 2013 has only 18k miles on it. I figured 4.5oz of new plus however much old was left was more than good enough to last me to the next time I want to change the supercharger oil.

I'll go snap a few pics of my smaller diameter tube setup for you.
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Here are some pics I’ll explain in a following post.
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Above, next to the sunglasses, is what I fashioned as a secondary tool -- it did not come with the ebay kit. I bought another syringe and this smaller and stiffer vacuum tube. I then gorilla glued a section of it in to the softer and larger tube (I had some laying around, exactly the same thing that comes with the kit), and then glued that tube on to the end of the tip and finally the tip on to the syringe tube.

I found the smaller and stiffer tube easier to get in to and work around in the supercharger. The tube that comes with the kit is a bit soft so it is harder to "push" in to the nooks and crannies. The smaller tube was easier to "push around" but it maintains a kind of "curl" or "bend" to it so you have to put it in to the sc hole at the right angle in order for it to get to the bottom. It is also a bit harder to suck the fluid out (i.e. pulling on the syringe) on account of the smaller diameter but it was no big deal -- just be careful and pull slowly, you don't want to pull syringer puller to "pop out" suddenly on your backstroke and spray sc oil everywhere.

Hope that helps!
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Fletch wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:08 am
SurfnSun wrote:
Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:00 am
Thank you. Maybe I should superglue the tube onto the syringe...lol. I don’t want that thing coming off.

How long did it take? I might rather do it twice and go with a dilution method to swap the hard to reach oil.

If I recall correctly (double check me!), I don't think that oil calls to be changed for something like 100k miles.
It’s weird because Magnusson‘s website says that it’s sealed unit and you don’t need to change the oil. Very confusing!

I believe I need to change the rear belt as well so I may tackle this all at one time. Thank you so much for the pictures it’s a big help.

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