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Will I save gas by dis-connecting the super-charger? on 2002 Mini Cooper S

The car gets about 25 mpg around time and has power to spare. I figure that dis-connecting the super-charger will improve gas mileage. But will it hurt the engine in any way?

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Agree with Matt. You can't disconnect the super charger the engine and engine controls are designed to utilize the super charger.
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Your engine is specifically designed to use a supercharger, and you cannot simply disconnect it and see mpg performance go up.

I think that if you disable the supercharger, the car will not run.