Can I fit it myself ?
Akamoto Nitrous Systems could not be made any easier to fit
to a car. However some knowledge of your engine is required
in order to fit the nitrous oxide system such as the location
of your fuel pipes, air intake system and throttle mechanism.
If you are unsure of such areas we recommend a trained mechanic
should help you fit the system or even do it for you. For
total peace of mind contact one of the fitters from our fitting
Is using Nitrous Oxide Safe
Nitrous Oxide is not flammable but it is
stored at high pressures. Providing you have the Nitrous System
installed correctly or by one of our fitters then there will
be no problem or danger whatsoever for you or your engine.
Is nitrous Oxide Poisonous
Nitrous oxide is not poisonous at all as it is mainly
used throughout the medical industry by professionals such
as dentists and doctors who feed it to their patients to kill
pain and also put them to sleep prior to surgery. This is
also why nitrous oxide is referred to as “Laughing Gas”,
as it is a sedation drug that causes giggling when inhaled.
Please note, we do not recommend anybody using nitrous oxide
for any other purpose than automotive use as the gas we supply
is non-medical grade and not supplied in a sterilized bottle.
Is Nitrous Oxide Legal ?
Having a nitrous oxide system installed in
your car is not illegal. Akamoto provide these kits to our
customers for the use of off road events and shows that are
hosted on private land. However Injecting nitrous oxide into
your engine in whilst driving on a public road can not really
be commented on as we can not find any law against this but
at the same time we cant find one that permits it. So we recommend
keeping the bottle turned off until you’re in a suitable
surrounding to inject nitrous oxide, e.g. drag strip.
Will it destroy my engine ?
Nitrous Oxide will not destroy your engine provided it has
been fitted carefully and it is used correctly. People always
sound astonished when you say “Im using nitrous”.
They all assume your engine bonnet is going to pop off and
your engine explode. This is because Nitrous was originally
used for automotive use by drag racers, Drag racers did not
have a safe system such as ours and tended to use unsafe engine
methods such as literally turning on the bottle to a direct
pipe into the engine intake and in huge amounts creating additional
gains of up to 1000Bhp. Although this obviously worked but
it did incredible damage to the engine components such as
clutch and piston rings where exposed to extreme heats can
crack or even shatter. Using small amounts of nitrous oxide
in small bursts will do the engine no harm providing it is
only injected when the acceleration is at its maximum as this
is when your engine is under least pressure. Injecting nitrous
oxide into your system when the engine is at a lower throttle
can create more pressure than the engine is capable of. This
is why the micro switch is always used at set only to activate
when the throttle is in the “wide open” position.
Where can I get my nitrous
oxide bottle refilled ?
Nitrous Oxide is supplied up and down the country by various
outlets, we can refill your nitrous bottles when they are
empty or alternatively you can find a distributor closer to
yourself. Some places do not like to sell Nitrous Oxide for
automotive others don’t mind. Providing you let them
know that it is for off road use only then there should be
Does the bottle last long ?
This is a hard question to answer as a bottle
can last anything from one day to 3 months depending on how
frequently you use it, in what amounts and also by the size
of the jets you have fitted to the system. Most people when
they first have a nitrous system installed tend to use the
bottle quite fast but after a few weeks people do tend to
calm down and keep their greedy fingers off the activation
I have fitted the system and
want more power
When you have fitted the system and made sure
that it is working correctly and responding as it should then
you can increase the size of your output jets to gain bigger
gains of Horsepower These are all available from Akamoto Nitrous
systems and are not expensive at all. However the amount of
power you add to your car is up to you and to your discretion.
We would not recommend anybody exceeding 75Bhp if they are
unsure of the build of their engine and other components such
as their clutch and gear box as adding 100Bhp + can add strain
to these parts. If you are unsure ask our technical department
What is the difference between
wet, dry and direct port nitrous systems ?
Wet Nitrous systems
This system fires nitrous oxide into the cars engine along
side the additional fuel required to make the power. Akamoto
systems supplys a nozzle for wet systems that has 2 inputs.
One for nitrous oxide and the other for fuel. Because fuel
is being mixed sith the nitrous at the point of injection
we call them it a wet nitrous kits.
Dry Nitrous Systems
These systems do not have a fuel solenoid as the additional
fuel is supplied by the cars own injectors and there for at
the point of injection there is only nitrous oxide, no fuel.
This is why we call these systems dry nitrous kits.
Direct Port Nitrous Systems
Direct port nitrous oxide systems use 4 injector nozzles and
are screwed into the intake manifold branch of the cars engine.
One nozzle per branch.