Supercharger Cracks?

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  1. soundman5000

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    Took a pic of my engine and noticed what looks like cracks is the side of the supercharger housing.
    Honestly you can almost not see it with the necked eye and these photos make it look much worse than it looks in person. Does anyone else have anything that looks like these? Is it cracks or just casting marks? Hard to describe but when looking at the engine in person you almost don't see it but looks horrible in a photo. Car is new 200 miles,,,
    Thoughts?
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    Looks superficial, from the casting process, probably not an issue, but have the dealer check it
     
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    Looks like poor casting rather than post manufacturing crack.
     
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    those are casting marks not cracks nothing to worry about
     
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    I wouldn't say poor casting necessarily, similar marks were on my SL55, they could have maybe polished the castings or machined them to eliminate before assembly but just my opinion.
     
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    I'd second the poor casting... May not ever be an issue but I wouldn't like it.

    I wonder what the dealer would say. I'd ask... That blower is a $12K USD part!!!
     
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    Casting marks. Not poor casting, they just weren't knocked down. Perfectly normal.

    You'll almost literally be laughed out of the dealer for taking it back for that, as should be. They have real issues to worry about than some superficial casting marks.
     
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    What type of metal is the supercharger made of........Anyone know.....
     
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    Scrap metal shipped by truck to LA, sent from the U.S. via cargo vessel to China, that pot metal scrap is melted down in China, brought back to the U.S. by cargo in LA, and shipped to where ever.

    Just a guess :p
     
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    Unobtanium.
     
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    Better question,, can it be chrome plated,, or polished
     
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    My God we are an anal bunch...
     
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    Considering what happened to the "knob" thread, you better watch what you say.
     
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    Was involved in QC on castings for many years. This is not a casting that is supposed to be perfect on outside. Many times on casting edges, one will find flash from excess on parting lines. This is what you are seeing. The picture already shows partial grinding to remove excess. Production does not require edges to be machine cleaned to match all mating surfaces. This will cause no problem with 'charger output, only cosmetic.
     
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    What about that small "crack" where the top cover bolts onto the body of the SC? You think that's flash not grinded properly?
     
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