Thread: SC Wheel Installation
09-23-2010, 07:59 PM #1
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SC Wheel Installation
I am going to purchase the Riva B1 wheel tonight. Are there any special purpose tools that make the job easier. Are any additional gaskets or materials required.
09-23-2010, 08:04 PM #2
No any special tool require,do not buy any additional tool ,
it just bolt on and using old gaskets .
one trick that need to open front cover,
loosen front cover each bolt and using hammer hit each bolt to open front cover.
09-23-2010, 08:30 PM #3
The install is pretty easy. Riva's directions are pretty good:http://www.rivamotorsports.com/instr...17040_sci.pdf: Take your time, it's about a 2 hour install the first time. A good quality inch pound torque wrench is a must. Specifically when tightening the nut that holds the wheel. Riva states 70 in lbs. and they aren't joking. They are reverse threads.
I used a breaker bar to hold the nut on back of shaft. The directions show a ratchet which is fine to use. I just liked the leverage of the longer breaker bar to hold the housing still.
As teeray said, there will be some resistance to get the housing apart. It will require tapping it with a rubber mallet. Don't use a metal hammer. Use permatex ultra grey to reseal the housing.
After charger is re-installed, but before you attach air intake. There is a bolt on charger to oil the shaft. I used a drinking straw, dipped into oil bottle to feed the oil into hole(can use an eye dropper also). Spin the wheel from front to spin the shaft while oiling. The gasket can be re-used.
Thats pretty much it. What pissed me off the most was using an open end wrench to get out the 2 bolts holding the intercooler bracket to block. The bolts are almost 2" long. Only time i cursed.
09-23-2010, 08:31 PM #4
Ive heard people say to heat up the wheel with a heat gun and it would slide right on. Just my 2cents
09-23-2010, 09:11 PM #5
09-24-2010, 12:08 AM #6
You have to heat the wheel up to put it on? Does it fit that tight on the shaft? My C3 wheel just slid right on. The Riva wheel doesn't?
09-24-2010, 12:27 AM #7
Yeah, I had to use heat to get the B1 on and off.
09-24-2010, 12:45 AM #8
Wow. That's a pretty big design difference. The stock wheel and R&D wheels just slide on and off. The only thing that keeps them from free spinning on the shaft is the torque from the nut.
09-24-2010, 01:13 PM #9
I've installed a B1 that slid on fine and one that needed heat. Pretty tight tolerance so any variance is significant.
09-25-2010, 09:44 AM #10
Had a similar experience with two different wheels. Also, make sure the shaft is absolutely clean.
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