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This is a discussion about The GOOD & BAD of nitrous bottle heaters within the Turbo Nitrous section, where you will Drag Racers sharing info on Turbo and Nitrous applications; I've heard some good and bad about nitrous bottle heaters,( the good ) tho they will heat the bottle and hold a temperature (the bad ) they WILL run your battery down and even heard

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    I've heard some good and bad about nitrous bottle heaters,( the good ) tho they will heat the bottle and hold a temperature (the bad ) they WILL run your battery down and even heard of the heater turning on during the run pulling power slowing the run, jus what I heard but any info is appreciated !
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    Guess everybody's happy who's got one oh well got to get me one too
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    Never used one.. We have more problems trying to keep ours from popping off during the summer
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big J View Post
    Never used one.. We have more problems trying to keep ours from popping off during the summer
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    Not a fan of bottle heaters. In fact I just ebay'd the heater setup I had kicking around. They don't solve the full problem. They are good at getting the bottle up to a given starting pressure, but one second into a run the pressure drop is huge. I was logging N2O pressure on a 2.5# bottle setup with a 100 shot and found pressure was dropping from 1050 down to 700 psi in only 2 seconds. I switched over to using N2O regulators 7 years ago and never looked back. I set the regulator at 750, purge the line after the burnout, and the pressure never fluctuates more than 75 psi.

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    I've never heard of N2O regulators.

    Could you explain that a little more or post a link?

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    Several people make them. I regulate down to 750 psi, and start my tuning with about 75% as much fuel as I would use for that size jet. So the pressure in the bottle is not affected by the bottle temperature, unless it gets down into the low 60s and bottle pressure falls below 800 psi. Without a regulator, your bottle might be a perfect 1050 psi at the line, it doesn't stay that way during the run.

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    that regulator looks exactly like my air shifter regulator......just a different name and origin....and HUGE price difference.....

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    I tune for 900 psi then run a heater for a few minutes if it's needed.

    A NX blanket does wonders for keeping the bottle hot -- and cool.

    Make sure you use a bike bottle heater that draws as little power as possible. Don't just leave it on when idling in the staging lanes, you'll run the battery down. A spare bike battery and a weatherpak connector will make sure you dont have issues.

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