Aye - we just don't seem to have a culture of doing it in the uk, even autobox fluid can be a specialist job, not like a simple oil change that your tyre fitter could do. You guys are lucky in the states, you can get cheap gearbox oil changes from any street corner lube place. I suppose it's cos autos are common in the states but not here.
I think it has more to do with American culture in general. Most people are lazy. This is why automatics are so popular. Only 6% of all cars on the road in the USA have manual transmissions.
Another thing is that most people don't consider cars to be complicated, but rather an appliance to get you from point a to point b. I've met people who have no idea of the concept of car maintenance and think the only thing you have to do for a car is put gas in and go. I personally firmly believe that if you have no interest in cars, you shouldn't be driving. If you have no interest in something, generally, you can't do it well. You wouldn't ask me to rebuild a computer.
Just because you haven't seen a supercharger without an oil feed doesn't mean they don't exist (whitch is why I acurately put 'Most' superchargers)I have NEVER seen a supercharger with an oil feel line, and I've seen quite a few supercharged cars.
Ford Thunderbird Super Coupe (Eaton M90 supercharged 3.8L V6)
Pontiac Grand Prix GTP (Eaton M90 supercharged 3.8L V6)
Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS (2004-2005.
Chevrolet Impala SS (2004-2005. Eaton M90 supercharged 3.8L V6)
Buick Regal GS (Eaton M90 supercharged 3.8L V6)
Chevrolet Cobalt SS Supercharged (Eaton M62 supercharged 2.0L I4)
Saturn Ion Redline (Eaton M62 supercharged 2.0L I4)
first gen Toyota MR2
Ford F-150 Lightning
Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
And I've seen quite a few of these with aftermarket supercharger kits on them never requiring an oil feed.
1999-2005 Pontiac Grand AM (3.4L pushrod V6. centrifugal type supercharger)
1999-2004 Oldsmobile Alero (3.4L pushrod V6. centrifugal type supercharger)
1999-2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 (2.4L DOHC I4. Kit uses an Eaton M45 supercharger)
1999-2002 Pontiac Sunfire GT (2.4L DOHC I4. Kit uses an Eaton M45 supercharger)
2002-2005 Chevrolet Cavalier (2.2L DOHC Ecotec I4. Similar set up to Chevrolet Cobalt SS)
2002-2005 Pontiac Sunfire (2.2L DOHC Ecotec I4. Similar set up to Chevrolet Cobalt SS)
Honda Civic Si
VW Rabbit (MKV VW Golf. This one was custom made using a Cobalt SS Supercharger)
Toyota FJ Cruiser
Scion FR-S (Toyota GT86 to you)
So when I say I have never seen a supercharger with an oil feed, I mean it.
Coming from someone whose family has OWNED a supercharged car, I can positively tell you that they DO NOT share their oil with the engine nor do they require an oil feed line.
I'm not saying they don't exist, but that 99.9% of the time, they don't have an oil feed line.
You say pointless, I say informative.
Just because you haven't seen a supercharger without an oil feed doesn't mean they don't exist (whitch is why I acurately put 'Most' superchargers)
ther was no actual point to your post after mine, apart from your constant need to write paragraphs of pointless drivel
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