Howdy all! How is everyone's night? It's starting to rain here. Might be snow by morning.
Argh. So I got my car back today. (YAY!) And the dealer/mechanic has been proud of the fact that he got me my 15% pulley I wanted for the supercharger (makes it boost more which means GO FASTER, QUICKER!) When I picked it up from him and started it, the loud clicking of the old dying supercharger was definitely gone, which was a relief, but he put up a red flag for me when he said the pulley was so large that it barely fit
on the reman'd supercharger.
The second red flag was when he said: It really runs good, but it takes longer and you have to rev it higher for the supercharger to kick in.
DOH!! That's what happens when you put in a LARGER pulley. The reduced
pulley is what will make your supercharger spin faster and put more boost into your engine. After driving it myself I am almost 100% convinced that's what he did! I will need either photos, or a look at the stock pulley for comparison to know for sure, but it definitely runs like it has a larger pulley in it, not a smaller one.
Now, I realize that the larger pulley will decrease wear on the supercharger, as well as improve fuel economy slightly, but I'm plenty happy with 33+ MPG ... I want speed and power!
I am glad to have my car back, but dang. Sometimes I just can't win. Not to mention it was over a week late in getting fixed.