Volumex supercharger overhaul - rebuild

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Volumex supercharger overhaul - rebuild

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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.
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
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.
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 ...
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.
...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)
..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.
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.
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..
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 ...
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
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.
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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