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#1 phillrulz

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 09:46 PM

Hi guys, soon my mini will be getting the vmax treatment with a nice little super charger , first time owning a supercharged car let alone after market.

Is it stupid to ask , any do’s and don’t in regards to maintenance and driving.

#2 MiddletoM

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 10:11 PM

id imagine its the same as a turbo'd car where you should let the oil warm up properly before booting it.



#3 phillrulz

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 10:17 PM

id imagine its the same as a turbo'd car where you should let the oil warm up properly before booting it.


Sounds pretty standard, when I bought my mini the guys said , “ let her warm up then give her all you got “ haha

#4 Steve220

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 10:20 PM

Better tires, better suspension, better brakes!

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 10:53 PM

Better tires, better suspension, better brakes!

 

 

Currently 12" 165/60 a539s , stock suspension will be getting some new cones and hi los soon, minispares was out of stock i last checked, front 8.4" discs slotted and drilled rear drums ,  greenstuff pads 



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Posted 05 June 2019 - 08:47 AM

I was never a fan of the green stuff pads, its either std or Mintex 1144's for me ( depending on usage)



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Posted 05 June 2019 - 11:25 AM

Always carry a full spare can of petrol.



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Posted 05 June 2019 - 01:18 PM

Always carry a full spare can of petrol.

How bad is the mpg of a supercharged 998 stock engine for daily driving?



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Posted 05 June 2019 - 01:34 PM


Always carry a full spare can of petrol.

How bad is the mpg of a supercharged 998 stock engine for daily driving?

It'll run richer and use more fuel.

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 01:46 PM

 

Always carry a full spare can of petrol.

How bad is the mpg of a supercharged 998 stock engine for daily driving?

 

Oh, it is not that much worse if you are driving sedately, but if you are 5 minutes behind schedule, and pass up a filling station, the needle seems to sink to Empty very quickly.



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Posted 05 June 2019 - 02:00 PM

 

Always carry a full spare can of petrol.

How bad is the mpg of a supercharged 998 stock engine for daily driving?

 

id love to know this too. Someone who has any figures?



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Posted 05 June 2019 - 03:07 PM

as a rough guide i could get 45ish on a run ( steady 50-60ish) from my 1380 7 port turbo, most large bore turbos seem to be similar if well set up, charged 1275's seem to be down around mid 30's for similar, so i guess your looking at high 30's from a  998, and round the houses down in the 20's.



#13 phillrulz

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 06:05 PM

Haha, yea ill add a jerry can, already carry water and oil, no reason i cant add some petrol 



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Posted 06 June 2019 - 06:34 PM



Always carry a full spare can of petrol.

How bad is the mpg of a supercharged 998 stock engine for daily driving?
id love to know this too. Someone who has any figures?

I don't have a figure for you, but it's a small one haha.

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Posted 14 June 2019 - 07:13 AM

Regards mpg. Is that because of the lower CR you have to run with charged engines. Or simply because you are turning the charger




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