That is total BS, Just STS trying to sell more stuff and make superchargers (in general) look bad. Lame marketing aimed at people with no clue. I fully expect to see a Saturday morning infomercial from STS soon.k1200lt said:The vehicle MUST be stored in heated garage and/or engine must have engine block heater at or below 25 degrees F or immediate supercharger failure can occur.
Dude, the statements have nothing to do with turbos (please read).Fenderplayer said:i agree with many of your responses, if you aren't driving it during the winter it should be ok.... the turbo doesn't need lubrication when its not being spooled, so it should need it if its parked all winter.
+1Exotic Performance Plus said:Hmm, I've driven my Z28 with it's ATI ProCharger D-1SC in zero degree weather, after it was sitting outside all night. I wonder how the STS oil return pump would work in those temperatures. Bob
I agree 100%. I drove my car with the STS kit in the middle of winter and only ran into the problem of a loud oil pump at startup.mistermike said:Now, if you're foolish enough to beat on a car right after starting her, you're going to screw up a lot more than your compressor. I always idle 1-2 min before driving and, lacking an oil temp gauge, make sure engine is at normal ECT for at least 10 min before thrashing her.