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?

by in Los Altos, CA on May 20, 2009
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2 answers
ANSWER by , May 20, 2009
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.
ANSWER by , May 20, 2009
Agree with Matt. You can't disconnect the super charger the engine and engine controls are designed to utilize the super charger.