What screams “horsepower” more than a Roots-style supercharger poking out of a hood?

Blowers produce big power gains, offer excellent throttle response with little or no lag, and newer models even deliver decent fuel economy. And oh yeah—they look killer, too. The fact that most superchargers are virtually maintenance-free? Well, that’s an added bonus to the whole package.

More often than not, maintaining your supercharger comes down to checking the oil level, inspecting the drive belt, and keep your air cleaner as clean as possible. However, if you do encounter problems with your Roots-style supercharger, you can refer to the handy chart below to help diagnose the issue. You can click directly on the chart to enlarge, troubleshoot your problem, and get back to enjoying the benefits of your supercharged engine!


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Author: David Fuller

David Fuller is OnAllCylinders' managing editor. During his 20-year career in the auto industry, he has covered a variety of races, shows, and industry events and has authored articles for multiple magazines. He has also partnered with mainstream and trade publications on a wide range of editorial projects. In 2012, he helped establish OnAllCylinders, where he enjoys covering all facets of hot rodding and racing.