Nitrous Oxide when burned at high temperatures, releases oxygen. With nitrous burning it allows for a 50% saturation of oxygen, while atmospheric air only allows for about a 20% saturation of oxygen. The more oxygen, the more power. Nitrous dramatically increases power instantly. Nitrous also will dramatically lower the exhaust gas temperatures. Diesel Propane Injection will also lower exhaust temperature some, but nothing like nitrous will. But does it have any real application?
Nitrous could be used in very small shots to keep things cool and give a little power, but the price would be way too much for the gain that you would get. Other than that, nitrous is friend only to those who are challenged to a drag race, or for the man who just has to be the fastest. There is really no towing application for nitrous oxide. With anything that will increase power so dramatically you need to take precautions as well, and should have a full set of gauges and the ability to monitor all of your engines parameters. So in conclusion, does running a diesel nitrous injection system have any real application on a diesel engine? As an individual that has to have all the bells and whistles, I’m going to have to answer that with an emphatic YES! So its only real purpose is for fun and racing. – Nathan Young
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