Volumex supercharger overhaul - rebuild

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Volumex supercharger overhaul - rebuild

Post by Guy Croft » Sat Sep 02, 2006 4:36 pm

Showing steps in the rebuild of the low pressure supercharger used on the Lancia Volumex (Vx) unit. (The 'MM' prefix with the photos is the client's initials)
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Rotors, main casing and front, rear housings after decarbonising, dressing and beadblasting, ready for Xylan coating.
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Internal parts pre-cleaned, gears, thrust washers, nuts etc
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End covers and rotors coated with Xylan 1010 conductive polymer, this gives lower friction, quieter running and reduced clearances/better performance and less power loss.
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New rear seals oiled lightly on outer diameter and ...
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...gently pushed into place by hand using a special drift, they must sit square and sit right in their machined recess.
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..whereas the front seals need a bit of help from the press after initial location by hand, again oiled on OD or they will never go in properly and likely end up torn (and leaky)
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A press, and modest pressure with a decent mandrel needed to seat the front seals.
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Remove the inner sleeve and oil the OD of the rear bearings and press in gently down to their seat, nice and square.
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Rear bearings fitted, sleeves refitted, they should turn freely if the brgs are fitted properly. I like to have the number code facing out so you can see what's in there..
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Here is the front bearing, an SKF four-point contact type that I have had precision-reworked to 'C2' close axial tolerance. Position one inner sleeve in the front casing and ...
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One front bearing pressed into place
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With both bearings fitted and their outer sleeves installed the bearing retaining plate can be fitted, fit new spring washers and tighten the M6 nuts to 8lbf ft.
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