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Old Thu, Dec-27-2012, 03:30:14 AM   #21
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Default Re: The Official Supercharger Kit Maintenance/Replacement Parts Thread (VF, AA and ES

Here is another link you can add for one of the few important pieces to all these S/c kits. The T-bolt clamps. I don't remember what size I bought for my VF kit. There is a thread here about that and what sizes you need.

http://www.siliconeintakes.com/index...0a661a92bfcd58

Also if someone has a few vacuum hoses in their engine bay and want to clean it up.

http://www.42draftdesigns.com/categories/products/vacmanifolds.html
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Here is another link you can add for one of the few important pieces to all these S/c kits. The T-bolt clamps. I don't remember what size I bought for my VF kit. There is a thread here about that and what sizes you need.

http://www.siliconeintakes.com/index...0a661a92bfcd58

Also if someone has a few vacuum hoses in their engine bay and want to clean it up.

http://www.42draftdesigns.com/categories/products/vacmanifolds.html
These sizes will vary from darkcrash but I found these to be better sizes - presented in nominal.

6 clamps throttle body side - 2.75''
6 clamps intake plenum side - 3.00''
2 clamps vortech to intake - 3.25''

Regarding the 42dd dist block...they will provide you with hose. It is a hard plastic. DO NOT USE THIS GARBAGE. When it gets heated and goes under hard vacuum it will collapse and mold itself, forever being pinched.

I am now having to redo those hoses that lead to my Tial Q and AEM gauge after my line collapsed in on itself, making my BoV inoperable and causing compressor surge. (thankfully it was noticeable right away and no harm done) Do yourself a favor and get some silicone hose.


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Another tip, I have had my S/C steal beaded line fail a couple times (X2). By playing around with the S/C the line with time will fold and kink and it will some how create a hole so small from the metal line fraying and breaking to a needle size like issue, it is almost indetectable. Lucky that i noticed little drips and spots on the ground to notice a small leak. So Instead of ordering and ordering from Vortech, I went to my local NAPA knows how and they made me a 6000 PSI internal steel line with the same size length and threads as the previous line. Took them literally less than 5 min. Its very flexable, heat resistant and VERY affordable! I think it was like $30! No waiting nor ordering and shipping. Right near your home!! You dont have to worry about the kinks and the line when it folds! Same as previous line, fold it, tuck it, zip tie it and never worry about it again!!! And if there is no NAPA around, let me know, i will work with you in sending you one.
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Quick clarification for me regarding the sealed Vortech on the VF570 (and I was presume 480) kit. The dipstick is around clocked around 10-11. Is measuring the oil level at this angle fine or was it supposed to be measured straight at 12?
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It is at the exact angle that it is mounted. At the 10o'clock.
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Here is my contribution to the thread:
http://www.rogueengineering.com/bmw/VFSC.html
http://www.superchargersonline.com/i...age=page&id=55
I used these write-ups for changing the oil on my V3 SC on my VF kit.
I added in the link from superchargers online. As for RogueEngineering, no thanks Jeff, I don't trust them at all.
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Here is another link you can add for one of the few important pieces to all these S/c kits. The T-bolt clamps. I don't remember what size I bought for my VF kit. There is a thread here about that and what sizes you need.
http://www.siliconeintakes.com/index...0a661a92bfcd58
Also if someone has a few vacuum hoses in their engine bay and want to clean it up.
http://www.42draftdesigns.com/categories/products/vacmanifolds.html
I'll add in the link to darkcrash21's thread on t-bolt clamps.
42DD vac line kit will not be included because technically it's a modification, not a replacement/maintenance part. The Kid M3's above post shows exactly why I do not want to endorse aftermarket parts in this thread.
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These sizes will vary from darkcrash but I found these to be better sizes - presented in nominal.
6 clamps throttle body side - 2.75''
6 clamps intake plenum side - 3.00''
2 clamps vortech to intake - 3.25''
T-Bolt clamp section added.



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For the Ess Vt2-550 kit:

Personally prefer the Gates micro-v belt part number K060915

I found the price to be best on ebay. I got each one for under $30.- shipped.

Ebay search: Gates K060915 Serpentine Belt
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Gentlemen, Ok, here is an alternate front mount intercooler that I just ordered! First impressions is that it looks like a solid intercooler. You do not have to worry about all those rocks and little chips that we be getting on our IC. Not saying that this one wont have them, but I know there are a few pictures around here with some nasty looking IC. The other thing is that it is way cheaper than what you would pay for the original one. There are 2 types of inter-coolers, I chose the bigger one of the two ($30 difference) do to the fact that I want to maximize cooling at all costs and in any way! Measurements are as follow 26X7X2 and 26X7X3.5. I measured the original one compared to these measurements before ordering and minor differences.
http://www.frozenboost.com/product_i...0533714c0f71f8

http://www.frozenboost.com/product_i...0533714c0f71f8


This is a dual pass IC compared to the single pass. It holds twice the capacity, cooling is more efficient. Also on a single pass it will go thru only once, dual pass will travel on the top portion then to the lower portion, has more than twice the cooling area. If you really look at the inter-cooler itself, without the rectangular mount, IT IS SMALL. I will keep the 2 (7") 300 CFM fans that I had on the original IC as pullers. I am getting it all ready for the heat summer time runs and my custom tune by evolve. The negatives is that you have to do your own mounts, and figure out how to mount it. I already have a propane torch with aluminum rods and some aluminum pieces. I will use part of the metal holder pieces that holds the reservoir in place.

A couple of additional pieces that need to be purchased are 2 AN 10 (90 degree) fittings and a longer hose to attach it to the same side for return. Here are some pictures.



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I saw the spark plug was included in the OP but not the gap. When I asked VF, they said: DCPR9E gapped to .028”.
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How often are you replacing your spark plugs? I've had my S/C kit about a year and 1/2 and a little over 10k miles. I'm thinking a spark plug overhaul may be in order. Thoughts?
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For the Ess Vt2-550 kit:

Personally prefer the Gates micro-v belt part number K060915

I found the price to be best on ebay. I got each one for under $30.- shipped.

Ebay search: Gates K060915 Serpentine Belt
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Gentlemen, Ok, here is an alternate front mount intercooler that I just ordered! First impressions is that it looks like a solid intercooler. You do not have to worry about all those rocks and little chips that we be getting on our IC. Not saying that this one wont have them, but I know there are a few pictures around here with some nasty looking IC. The other thing is that it is way cheaper than what you would pay for the original one. There are 2 types of inter-coolers, I chose the bigger one of the two ($30 difference) do to the fact that I want to maximize cooling at all costs and in any way! Measurements are as follow 26X7X2 and 26X7X3.5. I measured the original one compared to these measurements before ordering and minor differences.
http://www.frozenboost.com/product_i...0533714c0f71f8

http://www.frozenboost.com/product_i...0533714c0f71f8

This is a dual pass IC compared to the single pass. It holds twice the capacity, cooling is more efficient. Also on a single pass it will go thru only once, dual pass will travel on the top portion then to the lower portion, has more than twice the cooling area. If you really look at the inter-cooler itself, without the rectangular mount, IT IS SMALL. I will keep the 2 (7") 300 CFM fans that I had on the original IC as pullers. I am getting it all ready for the heat summer time runs and my custom tune by evolve. The negatives is that you have to do your own mounts, and figure out how to mount it. I already have a propane torch with aluminum rods and some aluminum pieces. I will use part of the metal holder pieces that holds the reservoir in place.
A couple of additional pieces that need to be purchased are 2 AN 10 (90 degree) fittings and a longer hose to attach it to the same side for return. Here are some pictures.



Ah, I see you finally pulled the trigger on the intercooler upgrade. Do you think the smaller one would have fit using stock brackets? Be sure to make a new thread on your findings.

I'm also currently doing research on upgraded water pumps, the bosch one we have is pretty much garbage. It only flows 6 gallons per minute, while others flow up to 30 gallons per minute depending on what you can afford. I picked up something that flows 8 gallons per minute which is a nice upgrade over stock (brushless motor as well). If it works good, then I'll do a write up for all of us to use.

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I saw the spark plug was included in the OP but not the gap. When I asked VF, they said: DCPR9E gapped to .028.
Spark plug gaps are usually written on their packages. It's good practice to double check them before installing them anyway. Also, just so you know, the VF install manual already includes specifics on the gap settings.

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How often are you replacing your spark plugs? I've had my S/C kit about a year and 1/2 and a little over 10k miles. I'm thinking a spark plug overhaul may be in order. Thoughts?
I'd recommend changing them every 10k-15k mi.
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Here is a quick update. I measured diameter and knew I can work something here, so here is what I did. As you can see, I used the previous bracket and did a minor modification, IT fit like a glove! The next thing is to modify the bumper a little since it'll stick out an inch or so. here some pictures with the 2 fans that I had on the previous I/C.

EDIT; as of Jan 1st 2014, I eliminated the original VF water reservoir, less weight, less clunk under the engine and it will not attract the heat from the engine, I wrapped the rubber hoses going to and from the inter-cooler with heat shield tape, and placed a heat shield foil under the intake manifold. relocated the IAT sensor to the throttle body after the butterfly. So it can read real Temperature. Any questions, I'll be here to help. And happy New years!


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