Can any engine handle nitrous?

Can any engine handle nitrous?

Q: Is it safe to spray nitrous, even if the engine is stock? A: Nitrous only adversely affects engine reliability when used incorrectly or excessively. You can use nitrous on a stock engine without problems. Most nitrous kit manufacturers recommend using a 60-hp shot or less on a stock motor.

What do you need to run nitrous?

Nitrous oxide is an oxidizer, and you need to add fuel with the added oxygen to get power. The mixture of fuel and oxygen needs to be pretty close to ideal so that the mixture can ignite at the right time and the right temperature. Dry nitrous systems do not add that fuel and expect the engine to do it automatically.

How much fuel pressure do I need for nitrous?

Nitrous systems require a minimum amount of fuel pressure to work properly. NOS systems, for example, require 5.5 to 6 psi of pressure. However, the more fuel you can feed the engine, the more power it can make.

Can you put nitrous on a naturally aspirated engine?

Nitrous is often seen on naturally aspirated engines and can be used on boosted engines. It has become a popular application to help spool the turbo quicker with the ability to shut off at a certain boost pressure.

How much HP does a 100 shot of nitrous add?

For instance, a “hundred shot” is adding 100 flywheel horsepower on top of what the engine makes normally. The horsepower level of the nitrous kit can is easily changed by swapping out metering jets.

How much HP can Nos add?

Nitrous plate systems don’t require tearing into an engine and can be easily removed. Easy to add anywhere from 75hp to over 250hp to your engine. Safe as long as you follow the rules.

What fuel should I use for nitrous?

Use of a premium type leaded or unleaded fuel of 92, or greater, octane is recommended for most applications. Most Ny-Trex performance systems are designed for use with service station pump gas. However, when higher compression or higher horsepower levels are used, a racing fuel of 100 octane, or more, must be used.

How much fuel pressure is required for a 150 shot of nitrous?

On the fuel side, the tuning recommendation for the 150 hp kit demands a fuel pressure of 6 psi. You might also note that other nitrous companies will use a different combination of jetting for the same horsepower setting. This is because their tune may only demand 5 or 5.5 psi as a base fuel pressure.

How much horsepower does a 100 shot of nitrous add?

How much nitrous can a stock 5.3 handle?

To supply the necessary amount of nitrous to the 5.3L, we employed not one, but a pair of Pro Plates from Nitrous Oxide Systems (NOS). Each plate offered two stages, with each stage capable of flowing 250hp worth of nitrous, meaning the plate could supply a total of 500 hp.

Can you spray nitrous with a turbo?

Dave Vasser: Both a turbocharger and supercharger can greatly benefit from adding nitrous. The results vary with different applications. Keep in mind that keeping intake air temps down helps aid in detonation.

Should you use nitrous oxide in your engine?

As with any modification, the use of Nitrous Oxide carries with it concerns about the engine’s reliability and lifespan.

How much timing should be backed off when running nitrous?

Running Nitrous Oxide requires that the timing be backed off (retarded), and a good rule of thumb is to retard the timing 1-1/2 to -2-degrees for every 50 horsepower of added nitrous. The reason you retard timing with nitrous, is that the air charge becomes more oxygen dense, and this results in the air/fuel mixture burning at a much higher rate.

How much horsepower does a wet nitrous system add?

This Zex Blackout Wet Nitrous System for EFI applications is designed to provide anywhere from 75-125 additional horsepower to your engine. The kit can be installed on an engine that is stock, or even one that is turbocharged or supercharged in around two hours.

How much nitrous does it take to run a car continuously?

Since a 5.7-liter engine (that’s a 350 for you old-school guys), running at 4,000 rpm consumes roughly 2-3/4 gallons of air every minute (compared to about .005 gallons of gasoline), it would take a tremendous amount of Nitrous to continuously run a car.