Nitrous Oxide......any good?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by StuartB, Oct 31, 2003.

  1. StuartB

    StuartB Member

    Jun 26, 2003
    Mercedes C43 AMG/Aston Martin V8 Volante/Aston Martin DB7/ Mercedes S-Class
    Thinking of putting NOS in one of my cars. Has anyone tried it and if so was it the reliable, cheapish performance upgrade it is portrayed as being (assuming you don't use it loads and try for too much bhp)?

    PS: I watched to Too fast...too furious and it was poo and I am 36 so this is not a MaxPower type question!
  2. GrahamC230K

    GrahamC230K MB Enthusiast

    Jul 14, 2002
    Audi A3 & S4 quattro
    Don't know anyone on here with experience of NOS - maybe Mark300SL - or he would know someone who does.

    I would try the US forums for some info if I were you. There is a guy on who seems to have sucessfully added NOS to his E36 M3, so you could also try there. I expect the jap car forums are more into NOS too.
  3. Alps

    Alps MB Enthusiast

    Nov 29, 2002
    E55 2004 Silver, E63 Weistec AMG(SOLD), E55 2004 Silver(SOLD), C36 AMG 1997 (SOLD)

    by what ive heard, nitrios is not cheap, also it is onl;y used for the final burst of power to get the edge in a race of 0-60 time.

    no real advantage otherwise, and way too expensive!
  4. RichardM

    RichardM MB Enthusiast

    Jan 29, 2003
    2011 CLS350 CDI
    A few guys on have Nos fitted (the only other car forums I read) and are very pleased with it. One guy has it fitted to a otherwise standard GS300 and one to an already Supercharged IS200. Have a look here and here if your interested.

    One summary:
    Well Mrs E not happy with lack of boot space (shopping @ bluewater is major hobby) but Mr & Mrs E were laughing stupidly when last night we armed it.....waited for the progressive controller to load up and floored the throttle in 6th at 10 mph (*10 ) and in 5/6 secs were at 13 mph( *10 ) and pulling like a train.....

    In short amazing.....
  5. Mark300SL

    Mark300SL 1962-2010. Gone, but not forgotten.

    Jul 21, 2002
    I have it fitted to the Rex - But I wont use it at the moment until I have a new fuel pump fitted

    Its already maxxed out on fuelling, and there is no longer enough to supply the supplementary fuelling required by the Nitrous

    This is my 7th car with NOS, and every other one has been successful, though I have seen a lot of disasters through ill fitting and greed!

  6. white190

    white190 New Member

    Sep 27, 2002
    Ipswich UK
    190E 2.0 1993 Auto
    just make sure its a wet NOS system (injects extra fuel as well as nos)...for big HP you may need a bigger fuel pump or an extra one.

    and not a dry system that just injects nos.........these are just too if the mixture goes slightly too lean you can overheat your pistons/valves ect... and bang goes your engine.

    also the nos and fuel nosels must be possitioned correctly to mix with the incomming air perfectly to make sure each piston recieves an equal dose of nos/extra fuel......failure to get this right results in blown engines.

    but appart from a these and a few other minor things nos is very reliable.......I've set up several systems in the past when I used to work @ a Ford garage.

    If you've got a BOC depot near you its even quite cheap to refill the bottles.
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2003

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