Can nitrous be used on a diesel engine?

Diesel engines are the perfect platform for nitrous injection. Since most diesel engines run a rich fuel mixture (denoted by the signature black smoke they can emit from the tailpipe), nitrous oxide helps burn this excess diesel fuel in the combustion chamber, extracting additional horsepower.

Is nitrous bad for diesels?

In a diesel, injecting nitrous just burns the extra fuel that the engine already has, leading to a power increase. So unlike a gasoline engine, if the engine goes too lean, say past 20:1, there will be no ill effects.

Is nitrous or propane better for diesel?

Nitrous needs to react with something to make horsepower, so more fuel must be added for extra oxygen to be burned. The more overfueled a diesel engine is, the more it will benefit from the use of nitrous. With propane injection, the propane acts like a catalyst and makes the diesel fuel burn more effectively.

How much HP does a nitrous kit add?

Nitrous plate systems don’t require tearing into an engine and can be easily removed. Easy to add anywhere from 75hp to over 250hp to your engine.

What causes high NOx in diesel engines?

Q. Why are NOx gases produced? High temperature combustion of fuels where the temperature is hot enough (above about 1300°C/ 2370°F) to oxidise some of the nitrogen in air to NOx gases. This includes burning hydrogen, as it burns at a very high temperature. Comments on diesel engines are shown below.

What emissions come from diesel engines?

The four main pollutant emissions from diesel engines (carbon monoxide-CO, hydrocarbons-HC, particulate matter-PM and nitrogen oxides-NOx) and control systems for these emissions (diesel oxidation catalyst, diesel particulate filter and selective catalytic reduction) are discussed.

What is a dry nitrous system?

A “Dry” nitrous system relies on the existing fuel system, whether it’s fuel injected or carbureted, to supply the additional fuel needed when the nitrous system is activated. This means the nitrous plate or nozzle only supplies nitrous oxide, no additional fuel is added here unlike a “Wet” kit.

Can you run a diesel on propane?

If you run diesel fuel with propane, your engine will actually be able to burn 100% of its fuel. That alone will increase fuel economy and power because your engine is burning all of the fuel instead of just a portion of it. When running propane, the same amount of diesel fuel is injected as usual.

What does propane do for diesel engines?

Propane burns cleaner and cooler, and in turn your engine runs cleaner, cooler and longer. The engine’s response is quick, smooth and powerful. The idea of injecting propane as a secondary fuel in turbo diesel engines has been widely used for many years and is not a new idea.

Is nitrous better than turbo?

Too small of a turbo will spin the turbo faster, creating excess heat, and too large of a turbo will have issues spooling. However, adding nitrous will instantly boost the engine’s cylinder pressure, building RPM immediately while knocking down the cylinder temperatures.

Which is safer wet or dry nitrous?

Dry nitrous kits are a great first step and require less work for installation and a small bump in power output. A wet nitrous kit will deliver a fuel/nitrous oxide mixture into your intake tract. However, with a wet nitrous kit, there is more risk of backfire.

How do you reduce NOx in a diesel engine?

How do you reduce NOx emissions from diesel engines? A. By lowering the combustion temperature, typically by Exhaust Gas Recirculating (EGR). Some exhaust gas is cooled and injected back into the combustion chamber.