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PostSubject: New from the Cereal City   New from the Cereal City EmptyTue Aug 24, 2021 6:56 pm

Hi Riviera Lovers,

Thanks for allowing me onto your site.
Have always loved these Riv’s and took the opportunity to purchase one. Just purchased a 1995 with 100k miles. Overall in good shape. The more I dig into the car, I am finding more issues, but not uncommon for a 26 year old vehicle.
First note, I am getting the bearing hum from the supercharger. Anyone have a favorite “rebuilder”?

Ken in Battle Creek MI
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PostSubject: Re: New from the Cereal City   New from the Cereal City EmptyTue Aug 24, 2021 9:09 pm

The supercharger coupler makes a "marbles in a can" sound. If you are hearing a hum, it may be one of the hub bearings.

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PostSubject: Re: New from the Cereal City   New from the Cereal City EmptyTue Aug 24, 2021 10:39 pm

Skaterplus3 wrote:
Hi Riviera Lovers,

Thanks for allowing me onto your site.
Have always loved these Riv’s and took the opportunity to purchase one.  Just purchased a 1995 with 100k miles. Overall in good shape. The more I dig into the car, I am finding more issues, but not uncommon for a 26 year old vehicle.  
First note, I am getting the bearing hum from the supercharger. Anyone have a favorite “rebuilder”?

Ken in Battle Creek MI

You might want to look at what ZZPerformance has for super chargers. There is a vendor on eBay for bearing kits and couplers, ‘darossillc’ I think. I bought my bearing kit and replacement coupler from him and installed them at 160 or 170 thousand miles, I kinda forget, but the quality was tops and I’ve no issues with the blower now, at 400 thou miles.

If you are staring at your car one day, with nothing else you prefer to do, consider getting some emery cloth or a small wire brush and disconnect and clean all the grounds you can find in the engine and passenger compartments. In general they are on the passenger side frame rail, the firewall, the driver and passenger side kick panels, and under the rear seat.

Welcome aboard!

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PostSubject: Re: New from the Cereal City   New from the Cereal City EmptyWed Aug 25, 2021 7:09 am

Thanks guys for the suggestions. Much appreciated!
Ken
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PostSubject: Re: New from the Cereal City   New from the Cereal City EmptyWed Nov 03, 2021 1:47 am

Welcome! How's your project so far?

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PostSubject: Re: New from the Cereal City   New from the Cereal City EmptyWed Nov 03, 2021 10:08 pm

Make sure you don't tell the SC snout rebuilder to reuse the old SC pulley. The old pulley will get damaged when pulled, even if it doesn't look like it (happened to me). Might as well upgrade to the modular system unless you know you'll never want to mod the engine.
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PostSubject: Re: New from the Cereal City   New from the Cereal City EmptyThu Nov 04, 2021 9:18 am

Jack the R wrote:
Make sure you don't tell the SC snout rebuilder to reuse the old SC pulley.  The old pulley will get damaged when pulled, even if it doesn't look like it (happened to me).  Might as well upgrade to the modular system unless you know you'll never want to mod the engine.

Personal experience - the ZZP puller (a seemingly overengineered contraption unless you actually have used it) will pull the pulley without damage if you scrupulously follow the instructions. Put moly grease on the screw.

Any general purpose puller will very likely mess up the pulley, if it even removes it, no matter what you do.

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