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ken-renda
03-22-2013, 09:19 AM
What fluid is used for a Paxton NOVI 2000 (built From 1994-2000) supercharger? CURRENT model owners manual calls for 4oz of "Paxton fluid", but that's from newer model Paxton owners manual and NOVI 2000 might be different. Older Paxton's (1957 and 1963 cars) use Ford AT fluid but not sure if that's OK for NOVI 2000. Have called and Emailed Paxton and the current dealer for NOVI 2000 but have not heard back. Ken, Deltaville, Va.

jlmccuan
03-22-2013, 02:32 PM
Do you have an SN2000? The Novi is a gear drive and uses oil from the engine and doesn't have an internal oil pump. The SN's are ball drive units and use ATF Type F or B&M original Trick Shift, not synthetic.

Here is a NOVI2000
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x98/jlmccuan/Studebaker/novi2000.gif

Here is the SN2000
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x98/jlmccuan/Studebaker/SN2000.jpg

ken-renda
03-22-2013, 04:17 PM
Do you have an SN2000? The Novi is a gear drive and uses oil from the engine and doesn't have an internal oil pump. The SN's are ball drive units and use ATF Type F or B&M original Trick Shift, not synthetic.

Here is a NOVI2000
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x98/jlmccuan/Studebaker/novi2000.gif

Here is the SN2000
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x98/jlmccuan/Studebaker/SN2000.jpg

Thanks, The label reads NOVI GSS and the serial number is 30776. When I bought the car, Paxton said, based on serial number was a NoVI 2000 made between 94-2000. It does not use engine oil. I found it difficult to get answers from Paxton and have been lead to belive parts rights for this unit now belong to Paradise Wheels, but have not gotten response from them, in the meantime it's being rebuilt and want to make sure correct fluid is used. Ken

bezhawk
03-22-2013, 09:14 PM
What Jim said......the B&M Trick Shift NON synthetic is the stuff to use.

jlmccuan
03-23-2013, 03:43 PM
Unless it one of about twenty geardrive's built, the GSS is a balldrive blower. Original B&M Trickshift. Verify with the rebuilder that it is balldrive. If he says it's geardrive, tell me how much you want.

okc63avanti
03-23-2013, 08:05 PM
What Jim said......the B&M Trick Shift NON synthetic is the stuff to use.

Brad, would the non-synthetic be labeled the B&M Trick Shift Original ATF? If so can I switch to using this, I haven't changed my SN-60 fluid yet since its rebuild. I now have 3000 miles on it. I believe Michael used a good name brand Type F ATF. Is their any significant advantage to Trick Shift over a quality Type F ATF?

Thanks, John

jlmccuan
03-23-2013, 09:58 PM
It is labelled B&M TrickShift Original

bezhawk
03-23-2013, 10:26 PM
It has the proper viscosity, and lubricity, yet the drive will hold traction better without slipping on the races. slipping the balls, and or outputshaft, is what ruins them in short order. Sudden throttle blips, and jerky rpm drives are what shortens the life. Steady and smooth and they will last more than 25,000 miles (with proper oil changes)