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Hi guys,

Hoping for a bit of advice..

Recently I had a a bit of an awful noise from what seemed to be the supercharger assembly. After initial concerns that the whole thing needing replacing the local lotus garage (hendy poole) have now narrowed the problem down to the nose assembly which is pricey but about 10% of the cost of the supercharger itself so I’m pretty relieved!

My issue now is that the part has been on order with lotus for a few weeks now and there’s still no update on timescales. Hendy think it could be several months of waiting. I’m pretty gutted to have to wait so long as I had a few track days booked and was keen to start enjoying the car when the good weather returns!

 

So...

do I just have to suck it up and wait all summer for a new part or is there anything clever I’m missing? Is it a part manufactured by others that I could source directly maybe... 

Thanks in advance for any help!

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27 minutes ago, 21gg said:

Isn't the supercharger made by harrop?

The S supercharger is from Harrop. 

The 400 uses an Edelbrock unit. 
 

 

2 hours ago, 62dave said:

the local lotus garage (hendy poole) have now narrowed the problem down to the nose assembly which is pricey

If it’s a problem with the ‘nose assembly’, is it likely that the problem lies with the bearing in there? If so, could the nose assembly be removed then sent to a supercharger specialist to have the bearing replaced?

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Cheers guys

@Bravo73 I did actually find a company up north who thought they might be able to refurb the whole item back when it appeared the entire charger was broken. I suppose given the plan is to replace the nose assembly then it can’t hurt to whip it off and get that looked at by the refurb guy. 

 

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That’s exactly who I was talking to! I was a bit wary of sending the whole supercharger so far away but if it’s just that nose part then it doesn’t seem so risky 

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Cheers for all the advice guys - looks like it’s easily fixable without much expense. Interesting comments from the refurb guy though...

 

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Powerhouse always had a good reputation in the Jag world and that's a decent update.

Interesting stuff!

And not too expensive to fix in the grand scheme of things....

I'd be tempted to forward on to Lotus? Not sure what it would achieve but maybe worthwhile?

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1 hour ago, Reindeer said:

I'd be tempted to forward on to Lotus? Not sure what it would achieve but maybe worthwhile?

Absolutely this - Lotus need to respond to this and if it is the same for all 4xx cars then surely a recall event could be on the cards.  Please do politely raise this with them for the benefit of the whole community, especially our piece of mind.

 

 

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