How common are supercharger problems on a 2012 with 45000 miles

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  1. Scott Riddle

    Scott Riddle New Member

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    Have tapping noise wonder if many superchargers go out at 45000 miles and if valve train issues are common with this model year of 2012
     
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    So my wife's 12' supercharged RRS is making a slight knocking/rattle sound that seems to be coming from the front of the engine. It doesn't have that exhaust leak ticking noise but more of a rattle/knocking sound.
     
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    joey Custom Rover Accessories Staff Member

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    The only issues I know of with the Supercharged Rangies are with the V8's.
     
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    Here's a video of the noise.
     
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    joey Custom Rover Accessories Staff Member

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    Sadly V8 and Supercharged. I think your engine is about to pass over to the other side. Known issue of the V8 Supercharged engines is the bottom end literally comes apart.
     
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    So I pulled the supercharger belt and started the car and the rattle was gone however there was a ticking sound but maybe that was just the supercharger moving from the intake air moving through it. Will it be okay to drive until we get a replacement part? I found this on eBay http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rebuilt-Ran...e=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
    Here's a video of the noise with the belt removed.
     
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    joey Custom Rover Accessories Staff Member

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    I don't want to guess based on a video. I would recommend taking it to a Rover Mechanic.
     

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