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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2002 Mini Cooper S
Question: Will I save gas by dis-connecting the super-charger?
Answer #1matte May 20, 2009, 11:37Master
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 #2patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, May 20, 2009, 23:54Master
Agree with Matt. You can't disconnect the super charger the engine and engine controls are designed to utilize the super charger.