Originally Posted by daveg360
I stated that he should stick below 50% above. I was refering to the 3 second rubbish. The first thing to fail in a nitrous application is usually the ignition (same problem as turbo cars, the charge is so dense it prevents a good spark), next would be the stock fuel pump, Then the clutch and drivetrain. The exhaust manifold is somewhere right down the list. The stock exhaust valves+cams will limit the performance way before the manifold explodes (isn't that out of THAT film again
). For goodness sake AlfaDublin you are so defensive when it comes to people saying your mods are pointless and ££££££!!! why are you so against nitrous? Its not because it would have cost about a 50th of what you've spent is it?
Nitros is only for a very limited amount of time.Its not really for a road going car or a normal standard engine.Thats my opinion and Im sticking to it.Turbo power is constant.Let me remind you that Im running 300bhp and 245 lb/ft torque.I would need to have one hell of a NOS kit to achieve those figures on a 1.6 litre engine.My power though is constantly there,no need to push a button to get extra power like with NOS kits for me,
Money doesnt even come into it where Im concerned.I have plenty of it so I dont need to worry about that sort of thing.Remember,I "chose" to invest heavly in and build an engine capable of giving a "constsnt" 300+bhp.And not with the aid of some valves/solinoids and a bottle of gas for a few seconds.I wanted permanent power,so I had a full race spec turboed engine built for me.
I have seen people put NOS into 1.6 litre VTEC Civics and Mivec Colts and a particular black 1.6 litre 147 here in Ireland and 4-6 months later they are looking for 2nd hand or new engines because they have blown up the standard engine from using that NOS stuff.The black 147s cylinder head is wrecked and needs to be re conditioned thanks to a 50bhp NOS kit.The lad that owns it said to a mate of mine in the Alfa garage that he wished he never did the NOS thing now,as its costing him over 1100 euro to repair the car and get it moving again.
Are you telling me that you can keep a 50+bhp NOS kit on for 30 seconds to a minute or 2 or constantly open the NOS bottle on a bog standard 1.6 litre engine and the engine wont break after a while from NOS useage?That you would never blow a gasket or wreck the cylinder head or melt a piston?NOS on a bog standard engine is for a few short seconds at a time and thats it.
NOS is for tuned engines and track/drag race cars,not a normal everyday road going car.Thats the way I see it.At least with a supercharger,turbocharger or chip/cam kits you dont have to refill a bottle every few days or weeks in order to have a powerfull car.As I said money doesnt come into it where Im concerned.Thanks for trying to making that point though.
Most road cars that do have a NOS kit here in Ireland also have cylinder head work and uprated head gaskets done too,so that the head can take the sudden extra presure and power that NOS provides.
Especially if you are looking at a 50-70 bhp kit on a standard 1.6 litre engine too.