How to change the oil in a Vortech V-3 Supercharger
Vortech V-3 superchargers feature an internally lubricated transmission.
This design allows for the supercharger installation and operation
without oil lines. The Vortech V-3 Supercharger requires a special
blend of synthetic oil in which needs to be checked every 2,500
miles and must be changed every 7,500 miles. This supercharger oil
can be difficult to find since most local auto parts store will
not offer it, however specialty shops like SuperchargersOnline can
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the Vortech V-3 supercharger oil is simple, and it normally will
take 10-30 minutes to do so.
locate the superchargers oil drain line, which is a braided
stainless steel line that is located on the bottom of the
drain the oil from the Vortech supercharger unscrew
the ½” bolt that is located at the end of the superchargers
oil drain line. Allow the supercharger oil to drain
completely, then screw the ½’ bolt back into the superchargers
oil drain line once the oil is drained.
that the supercharger is drained of oil, locate the superchargers
dipstick or vent plug that is located at the top of the supercharger.
These brass plugs will require a 3/16” Allen Wrench to unscrew.
Once the brass plug is unscrewed you will want to fill the
supercharger with 4 ounces of the supercharger oil.
is important not of overfill the supercharger with the oil!
Check your supercharger dipstick to make sure the oil does
not exceed the maximum fill line.
the supercharger oil level checks out fine, screw the superchargers
oil dipstick back into the supercharger and make sure all
bolts are tight.
sure you do not overfill the supercharger beyond the maximum
oil level. If the supercharger has too much oil inside of
the gear case it can cause the oil to expand and leak out
of the seals within the supercharger. It is very important
NOT to over fill the supercharger beyond the maximum oil level.