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If you are in any doubts about the results or current state of your vehicle, consult a qualified professional mechanic.
Many people seek increased performance from their vehicle due to existing lackluster performance. There are many factors that could be leading up to your existing lackluster performance, chiefly relating to vehicle design, maintenance, and usage. Make sure that your engine and vehicle are in tip-top shape before you increase its performance in any way.
If your vehicle has a pre-existing problem, supercharging will find that problem quicker instead of fixing that issue. Increasing power output 50-100% can impact underperforming parts on your vehicle more quickly as they fail to handle the extra stress from increasing power output. Sprintex products are designed not to give you or your vehicle more than either can handle.
We go to great lengths to ensure the quality, durability, and ease of installation and maintenance of our patented twin-screw superchargers and systems. All of our supercharger units are run on a SAE J1723 test bench. No supercharger leaves our multi-million dollar facility unless it has met all the stringent tolerances required by the test bench and delivered excellent results. Our superchargers and systems are all built within ISO quality standards.
Before you begin your installation—read the instructions! This means read all of them.Explanations of all of the features are included in the system and available for download before you even purchase. There are further tips and advice in the instruction manual of your chosen Sprintex Supercharger system.
Make sure your work area is clean and uncluttered.
Make sure all necessary tools are available at the time of installation (no specialist tools are required for you to fit your Sprintex system). Sprintex recommends that you run at least one fuel tank full of premium grade fuel through you system prior to doing a system install. The use of mid or lowgrade fuel after installation of the supercharger can impact the performance of your engine creating detonation and pre-ignition problems.
Make sure you’ve got a healthy battery! If your battery is old and worn, replace it. Calibration devices require a full charge and stable voltage for a successful installation of the tune. If in doubt connect a battery charger while programming the vehicle.
Should your vehicle be requiring or close to requiring a routine scheduled service we would recommend this be undertaken including the installation of new spark plugs prior to commencing installation.
Change your fluids if you have been putting it off. If something is wrong with your driveline, it is better to find out beforehand by analyzing fluids and checking any magnetic drain plugs for shavings.
Do not remove the protective tape from the supercharger including the intake manifold, inlet and discharge ports until you are ready to attach to your vehicle. It is important no debris falls into the superchargers during installation. Pay special attention to the seals and sealing surface of the components. If damage occurs this can cause air leaks between components. Small vacuum leaks can be hard to diagnose and cost time.
Sprintex superchargers run a self-contained oil set up. OIL LEVELS ARE SYSTEM SPECIFIC. Special attention must be made in order to fill and maintain correct levels. The correct oil level required for each system can be found within the installation manual. WARNING. Incorrect oil levels can cause permanent damage. Please also ensure the use of the correct grade of oil. Sprintex recommends Redline 75W90NS. Prior to starting the vehicle after installation double check fuel, coolant and electrical connections.
When initially started allow the engine to warm up whilst checking for any leaks before driving and recheck oil and coolant levels. Take care and follow the instructions for a successful installation. Also, remember routine maintenance as you enjoy your Sprintex Supercharger over time, check supercharger oil level (do not overfill) as part of your vehicle servicing schedule.
In the event our FAQ section does not address your query please submit your question to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will seek to assist.
Q. The noise from the supercharger is excessively audible.
A. Check that the intake duct is properly installed and does not leak. The Sprintex system is designed to run with the factory air box. Many aftermarket air intakes and cold air systems have much less silencing ability than the factory item. If necessary, refit the factory airbox as a trial. In most cases where a Sprintex system is installed, there is little or no performance gain achieved by installing an aftermarket intake system.
Q. My transmission does not shift normally.
A. The ECU in your car has a self-learn capability. If the battery is disconnected, all the learned computer parameters are reset to zero. This goes for the engine computer as well. In this case it will take about 10-15 miles for the computer to re-learn normal shifting. The computer also ‘learns’ the engine torque curve. As the torque is significantly more in a Sprintex supercharged engine, it takes time for the computer to adjust. Driving style also has a major effect on the learn features of both the engine and transmission computers.
Q. My check engine light is on.
A. It shouldn’t be. If this occurs immediately after the install, do not drive the car. If it happens during the test drive or later, then drive the car gently until the cause of the fault is identified.
Common causes of the engine light immediately after install are:
A. Something is mechanically wrong. Check engine basics (i.e. ignition leads, plugs, etc.)
Q. My engine ‘pings’ with light acceleration.
A. Light pinging is not abnormal in modern engines particularly in part throttle driving. Ensure that you have good quality premium fuel in the tank. Give the computer some time to learn the new configuration and drive ‘normally’ during this period. If heavy pinging persists, contact Dealer/Jobber for tech support.
Q. My engine pings at full throttle.
A. It should not ping appreciably at full throttle. Depending on the age and mileage of the car, it is possible the fuel pump is weak or the fuel filter partially blocked. Remember that if the car makes 30 or 40% more power, then at full load it will need 30-40% more fuel flow. This will show up any shortcomings in the car’s fuel system, which may not have been evident with the standard engine setup.
Q. I can smell fuel.
A. This is not normal. Check that there are no leaks in the engine bay. If a leak is found it should be fixed immediately as a safety concern. Determine if the smell is coming from the exhaust. If the smell is in the exhaust, it is likely that the check engine light will show after re-starting the engine. The likely root causes are related to either a sensor not being correctly connected or the map sensor seal or hose leaking. Another possible cause is that the computer re-flash was not completed properly.