Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Wokingham, Berkshire
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So, do you think the belt snapped because the s-charger is now tight to turn?
I'm afraid I don't know how hard/easy it is to turn a good supercharger by hand......I'm sure someone else on this forum will be able to offer a view about that.
At the end of the day, unless your friend (mechanic) is a MINI specialist, I would have thought the best thing would be to talk to a specialist who is reasonably close to where you live, and then if you have removed the supercharger from your engine consider taking it to them for examination.
I'm sure I have heard of people rebuilding their superchargers as well as changing/topping-up the oil in them.
Did you install (or have installed) the pulley yourself? If you know who did the pulley it might be worth talking to them.