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    What grease for Eaton supercharger needle rollers?

    I have the blower off my Jaguar apart at present; it's the same 4.2 supercharged engine as in the Range Rovers of the same era (2009). A coolant hose that goes under the blower, blew. I had to remove the engine to get the supercharger off to replace the hose. Yeah. Whilst I have the car so far dismantled I am replacing everything that is replaceable under there, 160,000km on the clock so most things are probably due. I've dismantled the blower to renew the coupling. The needle rollers in the rear of the supercharger are greased for life but as I have the thing apart, a dab of appropriate grease seems, well, appropriate.
    They are supposed to use a synthetic grease and I am hoping someone can point me toward a locally available product that will suit.
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by POD View Post
    I have the blower off my Jaguar apart at present; it's the same 4.2 supercharged engine as in the Range Rovers of the same era (2009). A coolant hose that goes under the blower, blew. I had to remove the engine to get the supercharger off to replace the hose. Yeah. Whilst I have the car so far dismantled I am replacing everything that is replaceable under there, 160,000km on the clock so most things are probably due. I've dismantled the blower to renew the coupling. The needle rollers in the rear of the supercharger are greased for life but as I have the thing apart, a dab of appropriate grease seems, well, appropriate.
    They are supposed to use a synthetic grease and I am hoping someone can point me toward a locally available product that will suit.
    Thanks.
    Nye Rheotemp 500 seems to be the stuff. An equivalent might be Loctite 457456 Viperlube.
    Dunno if I've got the exact stuff, and dunno if it's available locally. The Nye stuff, probably not, but the Loctite maybe.

    Sounds like just the job for a day off.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by POD View Post
    I have the blower off my Jaguar apart at present; it's the same 4.2 supercharged engine as in the Range Rovers of the same era (2009). A coolant hose that goes under the blower, blew. I had to remove the engine to get the supercharger off to replace the hose. Yeah. Whilst I have the car so far dismantled I am replacing everything that is replaceable under there, 160,000km on the clock so most things are probably due. I've dismantled the blower to renew the coupling. The needle rollers in the rear of the supercharger are greased for life but as I have the thing apart, a dab of appropriate grease seems, well, appropriate.
    They are supposed to use a synthetic grease and I am hoping someone can point me toward a locally available product that will suit.
    Thanks.
    If you have it that far apart you might as well do a full rebuild.

    https://www.ebay.com.au/str/QualityS...at=23263241010

    For the correct grease talk to Harrop as they do the TVS superchargers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tins View Post
    Nye Rheotemp 500 seems to be the stuff. An equivalent might be Loctite 457456 Viperlube.
    Dunno if I've got the exact stuff, and dunno if it's available locally. The Nye stuff, probably not, but the Loctite maybe.

    Sounds like just the job for a day off.....
    Looks like the Loctite one is not available here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geedublya View Post
    If you have it that far apart you might as well do a full rebuild.

    https://www.ebay.com.au/str/QualityS...at=23263241010

    For the correct grease talk to Harrop as they do the TVS superchargers.
    I'll be replacing the snout bearings but I won't be sourcing them from a 'supercharger specialist', can't see any good reason to pay someone else a fortune to buy bearings from a bearing supply and then sell them on to me. I bought 200ml of 'supercharger oil' at a ridiculous price cos I couldn't seem to find the right oil elsewhere, I'm hoping not to have to do the same with a dab of grease.
    The specs on the Loctite product look right- -40 to +500 temp range- be a pain if I have to get something sent from overseas.

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    No luck on either the Nye or the Loctite product- available only in North America it seems. Anyone got any more leads? Anyone serviced the blower on their Rangie?

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    Well I ended up finding an eBay seller in Melbourne with the NYE high-temp synthetic grease. At $45 for a 10 gram tube I don't think I'll be greasing the tractor with it.

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