Nitrous Oxide for your off road Chevy Cobalt 2005 to 2009.
Nitrous Oxide is a chemical compound and at room temperature it is a colorless non-flammable gas. It is used in internal combustion engines to increase power output.
Other uses are as an oxidizer in rocket motors as an aerosol propellant for foods and in the medical and dental fields.
Introducing nitrous oxide into your engine allow it to burn more fuel and air, which results in a more powerful combustion, thus an increase in horsepower. Used in internal combustion engines, nitrous oxide is not flammable but it does deliver more oxygen than air into the engine.
Nitrous oxide is stored as a compressed liquid in a canister, usually located in the trunk and connected to the engine with braided hoses. The evaporation and expansion of this compressed liquid in the intake manifold causes a large drop in intake charge temperature resulting in a denser charge, further allowing more air/fuel mixture to enter the cylinder. Nitrous oxide can be injected into or prior to the intake manifold. Injection of nitrous oxide into an engine results in more oxygen being available during combustion. Since there is more oxygen, more fuel is injected into the engine allowing it to produce more power. Nitrous Oxygen is a simple way to increase horsepower boost for any internal combustion gasoline engine. When nitrous oxide vaporizes it provides a cooling effect on the intake air which reduces intake air temperature and provides more oxygen inside the cylinder.
Nitrous oxygen if fairly bulky and an engine needs a lot of it, therefore a car normally carries only enough nitrous oxide for a few minutes. Drivers introduce nitrous oxide into the engine by pushing a button located within close proximity. In order to conserve and prevent internal damage to the engine it is recommended that drivers use nitrous oxide injection selectively and for short periods.
Expensive problems can occur when nitrous oxide is injected. Nitrous oxide can produce enough power to damage or destroy an engine; however these large power increases are possible if the mechanical structure of the engine is properly reinforced.
It is very important to maintain proper operating temperatures and fuel levels to prevent pre-ignition or knocking/pinging
Most problems associated with using nitrous come from increases in cylinder pressures. Increased cylinder pressure can produce heat, and heat can cause problems. Melted pistons, cylinder heads or valves are some of the problems related to increased heat.
Nitrous oxide is legal in the U.S. under federal law. Nitrous oxide is regulated by the Food and Drug Administration under the food Drug Cosmetics Act. Prosecution is possible if used for human consumption. Check your state and local laws that regulate the possession, sale and distribution of nitrous oxide before installing in your car.
- · · Allow to Burn More Fuel
- · · Can Produce Enough Power to Damage or Destroy an Engine
- · · Allows More Oxygen During Combustion
- · · For Race Applications
- · · Legal in US