How does a Kompressor work?

How does a Kompressor work?

Powering Superchargers Differentiating itself from a turbocharger, the Kompressor uses a belt attached directly to the car’s crankshaft. This crankshaft is designed to convert the linear motion of the pistons into a rotational energy that is further converted to whatever mechanical or electrical needs the car requires.

Does Mercedes still make Kompressor?

The Kompressor is usually listed as an option available with a Mercedes-Benz vehicle, often as part of a specific engine selection. Currently, you can buy several different Mercedes-Benz vehicles that use the Kompressor supercharger system. These include: Mercedes-Benz W202.

How expensive is a supercharger?

With the new tiers, 0-60 kW is $0.17 per minute, 60-100 kW is $0.45 per minute, and 100-180 kW costs $0.84 per minute. The highest level of 180-250 kW now costs $1.35 per minute – which is certainly not cheap.

Which is better supercharger or turbo?

Which Is Better: Turbo- or Supercharger? Each can be used to increase power, fuel economy, or both, and each has pros and cons. But superchargers can provide their boost almost instantly, whereas turbochargers typically suffer some response lag while the exhaust pressure required to spin the turbine builds.

What size bolts are on a supercharger head?

Figure 4 The supercharger’s four main mounting bolts have 13mm heads. A ratcheting wrench (arrow) is handy for unbolting the one that’s in front of the radiator hose.

Do I need to replace the supercharger?

Normally, the supercharger doesn’t need to be removed unless its bearings are whining. When the bearings wear excessively, the rotors develop excessive play, and their fins can chafe on the supercharger’s housing. Rebuild parts are available, but the average SLK owner is likely better off replacing the supercharger at that point.

What is the difference between the M45 and M62 supercharger?

The earlier cars have a larger pulley with electro-magnetic clutch; the M45 has a smaller pulley, no clutch, and a “snout” between the pulley and supercharger housing. Removal methods likely vary among models. The demonstration here is on a pre-facelift 2000 SKL230 Kompressor, which has the M62 supercharger.

Where is the supercharger located on this car?

The reality is that the supercharger is tucked in tightly beneath the air cleaner housing and in front of the exhaust manifold. Access is an issue. The air cleaner housing definitely has to be removed, and the drive belt has to be slid off the supercharger’s pulley.