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Supercharger running boost a lot, bad?

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by Trunk Monkey, Mar 14, 2004.

  1. Trunk Monkey

    Trunk Monkey Moderator

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    Just got back from a stupendous trip to the in-laws in Wyoming. On the way back, we were fighting a nasty headwind the whole way. I noticed that to keep 75mph, the blower was pushing 3-5 psi the whole time. Is that a nasty stress on the engine to have it running like that? I did notice that the tranny tunnel was a little hotter than usual, but not bad. Just living in fear of replicating Junk's fun issues.

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  2. robbie

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    I would not think it would be too detremental to the engine unless you were running warm on the coolant. If the engine was running warm I would worry about the coolant system(including fan clutch) or head gasket. If it was running fine, great. Hopefully you are running synthetic oil or high quality oil. later robbie
     
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    Robbie- what range of coolant temps would you consider running warm?
     
  4. mts

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    As long as the engine isn't overly hot (coolant temps & oil temps), and you are not having any detonation, you should be fine. It goes without saying, on any forced induction vehicle, you likely need the added protection of a good synthetic oil.

    Mt 1/2 cent,
    Mike