Whipple Oil Turned Red

Old 09-08-2018, 11:42 AM
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Whipple Oil Turned Red

I have a 2.3 Whipple on my 2005 5.4. I've had it since 2006 with 56,000 miles. The supercharger is working fine but the oil has turned rust red not black or dark. I've called Whipple and another supercharger repair company and neither will tell me what is causing this. Both want me to send it in to the tune of $850-$950. This can't be the only supercharger to do this!
I've taken the front cover and cleaned everything as best I can but it still turns the oil the color of motor oil (normally it's clear) after a short while. No noise and no endplay.
Anyone seen this before?

Old 09-08-2018, 06:07 PM
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But I'd just run it till it pops for that $$ tune.
Old 09-14-2018, 01:51 PM
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considering the cost of a new s/c. potential engine damage, breaking down and needing a tow...I would send it in

Maybe send oil in for oil analysis?

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