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Old 06-24-2003, 11:53 PM
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Hey Forkliftguy, you're exactly right. The cool part about nitrogen though is how much energy it needs to absorb in order to expand that 700 times. That sucks up a lot of heat. Nice work. I've got a BS in Organic Chemsitry from SVSU. Yes, BS stands for what you think it does. Maybe someday I'll get more and then pile it higher and deeper. Sorry, bad joke. Later on.

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Hey Forkliftguy, you're exactly right. The cool part about nitrogen though is how much energy it needs to absorb in order to expand that 700 times. That sucks up a lot of heat. Nice work. I've got a BS in Organic Chemsitry from SVSU. Yes, BS stands for what you think it does. Maybe someday I'll get more and then pile it higher and deeper. Sorry, bad joke. Later on.
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Took the time to check out that firebird drag strip fire.. Thats really gotta suck.. But hey.. Looks like he's still got some nice rear wheel's for his next car... hehe

Also.. From what i've gathered from this post. Nitrous systems actually just force more pure oxygen atoms into the combustion chamber causing more preasure in the chambers resulting in more power right? And the Nitrogen is actualy only used to force it out of the bottle at a faster rate in order to force the most amount of oxygen into the engine?
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From what i've gathered from this post. Nitrous systems actually just force more pure oxygen atoms into the combustion chamber causing more preasure in the chambers resulting in more power right? And the Nitrogen is actualy only used to force it out of the bottle at a faster rate in order to force the most amount of oxygen into the engine?

Not quite, close though.

This is where it gets complicated. Air has oxygen in it which fuel needs to burn. The more oxygen you have mixed with the fuel, the more energy that gets released (more heat), which does increase cylinder pressure, but, you can only get so much oxygen from air. Which is why turbochargers/superchargers are used to pack more air into the cylinders. The more air you have the more oxygen you have. The best way to get more oxygen in to the cylinder would be to inject oxygen into it. But you can't (well you can but...) because it's just way to dangerous, since oxygen is extremly flamable (safety issues) You don't want an Oxygen canister blowing up in a car accident. This is where nitrogen comes in to play. When nitrogen and oxygen are combined they form nitrous oxide. Nitrous oxide is an inert gas (inflamable) but when heated to approx. 565 deg. F. it breaks down and releases the oxygen...you know what, read the link I posted I'm getting a headache typing this.



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Yeah,I feel sorry for the guy with the Firebird,but he should've known better.

Actually Nitrous seems to be a good friend to engines,as far as horsepower goes.About how long does a 10-15 pound bottle last?Or is there any way to know for sure or at least estimate?

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20lbs of nitrous will last approx. 20 sec. on a chevy 350.
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Thanks forklift... Its pretty nice to know exactly how nitrous works now.
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Thanks forklift... Its pretty nice to know exactly how nitrous works now.

Thanks,

Here is a link that can answer a lot of questions to almost any thing you can think of. You may have seen this link on here before, it floats around from time to time.



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Yeah,thanks for all the help guys.I always thought that Nitrous Oxide was like the worst thing in the world,kinda like Madonna..Then,when I got to know what it was all about..I can see that it can be your friend,like the girl drinking the beer on the other end of the bar that's writing her phone number in a package of matches..Okay,okay..Don't ask..I don't get it either .

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