Nitrous Oxide - Had a small fire tonight




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krazy4
08-23-2008, 02:17 AM
First time spraying the nitrous on the street.

I was racing white mongoose and we finished the run and went back to the street everyone was at.
Pop the hood and there is a small fire going on by the driver side header.
I rushed to the back of the car and closed the bottle.
Fire stopped and I figured out it was the line rubbing on the exhaust manifold.

Glad that the nitrous line got messed up and not any engine parts.

Nitrous line is now out of the way of the manifold, I may need a new one.
I'm gonna check it out tomorrow.


jetlag
08-23-2008, 02:23 AM
Good thing I got a dry kit!

Sucks to hear about that! At least your car wasn't destroyed.

Joshiedoom
08-23-2008, 02:44 AM
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWSSSSSSSSSS SS





sorry.. lol


BAD-GTO
08-23-2008, 03:23 AM
good thing u didnt blow the welds off the intake

jetlag
08-23-2008, 03:39 AM
good thing u didnt blow the welds off the intake


Or floor pan!

Joshiedoom
08-23-2008, 04:23 AM
If you would have fried the piston rings me and the mad scientist would have to rip apart the block and replace them.. :)

KrisXpc
08-23-2008, 04:27 AM
Try and run the lines away from the heat of the manifold =P

Not only will it start a fire as you mentioned but it will start to oxidize the liquid nitrous into gas and you wont get the full hit!

Dabeztz28
08-23-2008, 06:10 AM
Good thing you caught it in time

Cthulu
08-23-2008, 09:25 AM
Well did you have your laptop out monitoring your manifold pressure while driving through a crowded street?

I mean, like that dude said your floorpan could have flown off. Count yourself lucky!

kozak
08-23-2008, 09:31 AM
Because every racer, every real racer knows that it doesn't matter whether you win by an inch or a mile, winning's winning!

algws6
08-23-2008, 10:39 AM
Good thing I got a dry kit!

Sucks to hear about that! At least your car wasn't destroyed.

whay does this have to do with wet or dry?

krazy4
08-23-2008, 12:54 PM
Good thing you caught it in time

Thanks man!!! Just glad nothing worse happened.

what does this have to do with wet or dry?

I don't know either, I mean it wasn't a fuel related issue. So if I had a dry kit routed the same way as the kit I have right now, the same thing would have happened. :D

You guys watch too much fast and the furious lol :D

jetlag
08-23-2008, 04:33 PM
Oops, I read wrong.. I was thinking your fuel rail/attachment was leaking..oops!

camarojunky74
08-23-2008, 04:37 PM
what had happened is the nitrous feed line had fallen or rested on the manifold, due to the line being wrapped in the plastic shield to hide it from plain view, it melted thru the plastic and thru the line, i think the plastic ignited the n20 causing the fire ball to come shooting out from under the car. along with that the driver side ect sensor harness had actually melted from the heat to the point of it changing shape and losing the little tab that holds it on.

trent you are so lucky it didnt ignite your fuel lines. if your lines had not been wrapped up in that heat shield from the factory your car would have been a gonner for sure. count your lucky stars.

blacktransam
08-23-2008, 08:45 PM
umm last i checked nitrous isn't flammable.. you turning off the bottle and the plastic going out was purely a coincidence.. your plastic wrapping caught onfire do to manifold heat..

99FormulaM6
08-23-2008, 08:49 PM
umm last i checked nitrous isn't flammable.. you turning off the bottle and the plastic going out was purely a coincidence.. your plastic wrapping caught onfire do to manifold heat..

I concur.

krazy4
08-24-2008, 09:43 PM
what had happened is the nitrous feed line had fallen or rested on the manifold, due to the line being wrapped in the plastic shield to hide it from plain view, it melted thru the plastic and thru the line, i think the plastic ignited the n20 causing the fire ball to come shooting out from under the car. along with that the driver side ect sensor harness had actually melted from the heat to the point of it changing shape and losing the little tab that holds it on.

trent you are so lucky it didnt ignite your fuel lines. if your lines had not been wrapped up in that heat shield from the factory your car would have been a gonner for sure. count your lucky stars.

That is pretty much exactly what happened. I'm counting the stars lol :D

umm last i checked nitrous isn't flammable.. you turning off the bottle and the plastic going out was purely a coincidence.. your plastic wrapping caught onfire do to manifold heat..

Nitrous Oxide by itself is not flammable, however the oxygen present is an accelerant. So if there is a fire that is present such as plastic burning, then the extra oxygen in the nitrous oxide will allow the fire to burn faster and hotter.

Turning off the bottle would get rid of some of the heat and size of the fire.
Although, it would not explode.