Thread: Supercharger questions
05-24-2005, 01:22 PM #1
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- May 2005
Pardon the possible ignorance. I am just trying to get a decent knowledge base of my new RXP.
Can anyone give me some basic information on what exactly is a supercharger? What does it do? How does it do it? Is it always on? How do you know if it is working? Will the ski run if there is something wrong with the supercharger? What is the difference between Supercharged and Turbo?
05-24-2005, 01:31 PM #2
The supercharger on your ski is always on. It's the red thing at the back of the engine that your air intake hooks onto.
It is basically just an air pump that is spun by the crankshaft via a gear mechanism. There is a slip clutch that is supposed to slip when the throttle plate is closed thus slowing down the supercharger impeller that is spinning at 50,000 RPM's.
It makes power by forcing air into the engine "forced induction"
When air is compressed it heats up therefore you have an intercooler to help cool down the air charge. Cooler denser air makes more power.
The clutch i previously mentioned is a wear item and it will eventually go out one day. When this happes you will notice an extreme reduction in power, but your ski will still run fine. If this happens bring your ski to the dealer for servicing. My 1st clutch lasted nearly 70 hours of hard use.
A turbocharger pretty much does the same thing "forces air" but instead of running off the crankshaft it is spun by exhaust gases.
05-24-2005, 01:55 PM #3
If Ed has the 05 then I think it's black.
05-24-2005, 02:06 PM #4
Yep, it's black on the 05's.
I want a black one
05-24-2005, 02:08 PM #5Originally Posted by Green Hulk
05-24-2005, 02:10 PM #6
05-24-2005, 02:38 PM #7
Are you guys sure that the water jaketed SC comes on the 05? I thought Mark told me that right now only 10 have been made, because if they could get production up to 100 units the price would drop.
05-24-2005, 02:46 PM #8
No, we know that water jacketed SC comes on the 300 HP unit. I'd love to have it
The SC on the 05's is also black, just not water jacketed.
05-24-2005, 02:53 PM #9
Oh, I missed the wink on Mike's post...
05-24-2005, 03:03 PM #10
i want a black one with a water jacket or a red one with waterjacket
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