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Old 10-27-2003, 05:26 PM   #1
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Why is nitrous bad for your engine?

Can anyone tell me why turbo or s/c a car is any more reliable than nitrous? Both force air into the cylinders so what's the diff?


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your kidding right?

look nitrous up on google.. that will tell you all about it...
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not kidding plz tell me here
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nitrous is an added ingredient to your air/fuel system that burns richer to give your engine a big boost..

turbo forces air, super charger runs with your belts..

what exactly are you asking?


do a search on google to answer all your qeustions about nitrous
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here, this may help...

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Nitro isn't dangerous as long as you don't spray more than the engine will handle. When you burn nitrous it breaks down and releases oxygen thus creating a more complete burn. If you put somthing like a 100 shot on a stock Focus engine you are asking for trouble because you are going to make a whole lot more power than the engine was designed to handle. If you want Nitro go with a 50 shot because even a 75 shot is flirting with death.
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I mean why do people say it's safer to s/c or turbo your engine as opposed spraying it, I mean both deliver more oxygen to the cylinders.
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When you sc or turbo you are mechanically compressing more atmospheric air into the cylinders. When you use the nitrous you are bringing in raw oxygen via the chemical breakdown under heat.
Most people that go the expense of forced induction are also willing to spend the extra bucks for the proper timing controls and fuel management. Two of the biggest non-mechanical problem areas. Also those that are willing to incur the expense of forced induction are USUALLY smart enough to realize the mechanical limits of their engine. The reliability is as much technical as user knowledge/financial commitment.

Those individuals who choose to run nitrous are usually not quite as scrupulous. Fuel management and timing control are still concerns but you also have to allow for proper bottle pressure. Many people just view nitrous as a cheap way to make hp. When is the last time you saw a bottle warmer? When you run nitrous you really need to keep tabs on what is going on because you are dealing with chemical processes and not mechanical units. Variations in the bottle pressure or an inadequate fuel supply is often what grenades an engine. In short, many nitrous users are too cheap to do it right.

I would like to be more in depth w/the nitrous, but my wrists are killing me (carpal tunnel?)
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it really isn't safer to run a s/c or turbo...its just when you run them you usually run a new fuel system, and with the fuel system theres tuning with changes in timing and such, say you take a 75 shot wet on a focus with stock injectors and the same timing, your telling me those injectors and maxing out the duty cycle?...with enough its really gonna lean out and blow, also gotta love those nitrous backfires....it all depends on the system and what you run from the system, i say a 30-50 is fine on a focus, as long as its wet....but with a built motor and the chip/colder plugs and all that good stuff to compensate for the serious power, i wouldn't mind throwing a 100 shot, though i don't like the idea of the 100 going through a single nozzle on the intake tube and not direct port.


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ditto, kickzx3.
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