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Magnuson supercharger issue

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by Duneflyer, Feb 21, 2020.

  1. Feb 21, 2020 at 3:46 PM
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    Duneflyer

    Duneflyer [OP] MGM is the light at the end of the tunnel

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    Hey guys, sounds like my supercharger is having an issue. At idle both in park as well as in gear, I hear what sounds like a bearing issue. The noise is coming from the top center front just above the pulley about 6 inches.. on the supercharger. Any of you have an issue like this? If so, how easy is the fix? Where do the parts come from, though I would assume it would be Magnuson. There is no power difference noticeably anyway. But I don't want to be driving along and have my supercharger go out.
     
  2. Feb 21, 2020 at 4:57 PM
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    How many miles on the truck with the supercharger? Yes there is a rebuild kit for the charger
     
  3. Feb 21, 2020 at 5:04 PM
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    Unfortunately only about 7k. Unfortunately the original blanket tune from bully dog was not a good one for my truck and the extra bolt ons I already had on the Truck and had nothing but issues with it. It makes me think it caused issues.

    I am now running OVTune and has been great.
     
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  4. Feb 21, 2020 at 5:27 PM
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    Bad coupler?

    If you are on Facebook, join the Supercharged Tundras page. Post there. You'll have an answer within a few minutes. Also, might not hurt to have audio/video of it when you post.

    https://www.magnusonsuperchargers.c...-257_RevA_Tundra_5.7L_Coupler_Replacement.pdf

    Also, if it is the coupler there is a specific one to buy and a bad one NOT to buy. The Facebook group can tell you which one is which and where to buy.
     
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  5. Feb 21, 2020 at 6:04 PM
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    Does it sound like marbles rattling around ?
    As MJoeP said, it is probably your coupler.
    7k miles, have Magnuson warranty it.
     
  6. Feb 22, 2020 at 8:26 AM
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    yep.. marbles...
     
  7. Feb 22, 2020 at 8:45 AM
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  9. Feb 22, 2020 at 8:54 AM
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    Thanks for the heads up on the FB page. I have applied for membership and am awaiting approval.
     
  10. Feb 22, 2020 at 9:08 AM
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    It is your coupler. The nose cone needs to come off.. to access the lower bolts on the cone, you need to either by lift the supercharger or remove the coolant crossover pipe underneath the cone.

    Lots of guys reccomend the Jon bond coupler...I changed mine with the OEM magnuson coupler, which comes with the oring gaskets and new nose cone bolts. As you only have 7k miles on your charger, it should be a warranty repair... not sure if they warranty the labor but that parts should be.
     
  11. Feb 22, 2020 at 9:12 AM
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    Thanks for the confirmation. I have send an email to Magnuson this morning about it. So hopefully they will get back with me this coming week.
     
  12. Feb 22, 2020 at 11:17 AM
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    Definitely a coupler. Not terribly difficult to fix.
     
  13. Feb 24, 2020 at 7:26 PM
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    Not true. With some ujoints you can pretty easily remove the nose cone without lifting the blower or removing the crossover.

    My blower had the same issue when I bought it. It's pretty easy to swap the coupler and you don't need to undo anything except the pcv hose as I recall.
     
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  14. Aug 18, 2020 at 7:21 AM
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    @snivilous do you have any pics of how you removed the nose cone without removing everything else? Not familiar with what u-joints are in regards to this repair
     
  15. Aug 18, 2020 at 7:46 AM
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    Sadly I do not, from memory the bottom two bolts that are more on the inside were the biggest pain, and I think the passenger side needed one ujoint and the drivers side maybe needed two. It was one of those things of sitting with 3 different length sockets, 3 different extensions, and some u joints and combining them in various ways until I could just sneak around everything. Once I got the combination right it was pretty easy, but I don't have any photos of that combination and it was awhile ago I did it too. I guess you can take comfort in the idea it IS possible without removing the blower, assuming you have the right combination of adapters and lengths lol :D
     
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    @TXTundraSC These are u-joints that make getting around things possible
     
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  17. Aug 18, 2020 at 9:18 AM
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    Oh good call, I missed that part :D
     
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    Thanks fellas, really feel like I can tackle this myself. Just don’t want to pay someone to remove the whole supercharger when they will most likely take the same shortcut and charge me full pop
     
  19. Aug 18, 2020 at 9:59 AM
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    It's more about dexterity and patience to reach the bottom bolts. Removing/rotating the nose of the blower up imo would be just as much if not more so of a pain in the ass since the bolts that hold it down are horrible to reach. At least the snout bolts you can use a ratchet once everything is lined up, the main blower bolts can only be turned like 1/8 turn at a time with a normal wrench.
     
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    I had the same. Toyota tried putting a nose cone on it- nope. Ended up needing an entire rebuild.
     
  21. Aug 18, 2020 at 10:45 AM
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    My TRD supercharger went through 3 couplers. Kept getting the rattling after about 6 months. Called Jon bond and he said to send it in for a rebuild. I traded the truck in before that.
     

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