S/C oil is very dark and smells extremely foul
Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:05 PM
Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:18 PM
Edited by kevandkaye, 21 January 2013 - 07:23 PM.
Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:23 PM
Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:33 PM
Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:49 PM
Posted 22 January 2013 - 01:32 AM
I'd leave it for now, then change it sometime in the future. Actaully, I've never seen a GM recommended change interval, just top off. Most owners never change or even check it.
PS - just found this on a Holdern Commodore site:
The published Eaton position on changing the oil is:
"The sealed oil reservoir in a supercharger is designed to last the life of the vehicle. Changing the oil is not recommended unless you suspect contamination, leakage, or other issues like bearing failure. Also, if your vehicle has an abnormally heavy duty cycle, such as racing or towing, you could consider changing the oil at regular intervals such as 20k miles, 30k miles , 50k, or 100k miles depending on usage"
So looks like it's up to you on when to change.
Posted 22 January 2013 - 10:54 AM
When i changed mine i used a old Windex bottle cleaned it very good then i jacked the car up on the passenger side a little to get the fluid leaning more tords the filler hole "Before i joined here i you tubed how to change it and the vid i saw he did this". Then you just suck every drop out with the squirter end from the Windex bottle.You can moving the hose all around from corner to corner and just squirt it into the old Windex bottle.Once i had it all out i then moved the jack to the driver side lifted it up little and filled the snout back up to the bottom thread of the filler hole. It took one full bottle and around 80-90% of the other bottle.
I myself would remove all the old oil and put completely fresh in but you should just wait a little while first,buy a new supercharger coupler they cost 10-15 bucks roughly depending where you buy it then once you got the coupler then put fresh oil in it. That way 2nd time around you knock 2 things out at once and you do not gotta worry about the coupler or the oil for quite awhile..Thats my 2 cents on that.
Forgot to say the coupler is very very easy to change so it is not a job that requires a shop to do it.
Edited by CraigGSE, 22 January 2013 - 10:39 PM.
Posted 25 January 2013 - 06:00 AM
Did the spray bottle routine this time and sucked a whole crap-ton of fluid out. Was able to put both bottles in before capping it off.
I feel very lucky that the old stuff was perfectly clear and clean with just the normal bad smell. Without the "additive package" of super smells of old stuff. Seems to me that the PO actually had done this at some point in the almost 100k miles he had it, so I'm happy. Even if i didn't need to do it, at least now I KNOW I won't have to do it again for awhile.
The spray nozzle made it a breeze to get the old out, but I've yet to perfect my approach to refilling. Took a LONNNNNNNG time!
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