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Old 04-10-2012, 11:08 AM   #1
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Camaro explosion

This was in the Yas circuit in Abu Dhabi recently.... That guy was really lucky that his face wasnt in the engine when it went up....

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Old 04-10-2012, 11:13 AM   #2
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WoW... he would have been toast...
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Old 04-10-2012, 11:14 AM   #3
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Old 04-10-2012, 12:29 PM   #4
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So that's what the quick release hood mod looks like.
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Old 04-10-2012, 12:46 PM   #5
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That's what it looks like when I eat beans & stand near a fireplace.

What kind of time did that car have previously I wonder?
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Old 04-10-2012, 01:27 PM   #6
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Woah! I wonder what went wrong
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Old 04-10-2012, 01:27 PM   #7
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I think it was barfing up a Mustang it ate.....
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Old 04-10-2012, 01:30 PM   #8
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That's what it looks like when I eat beans & stand near a fireplace.

What kind of time did that car have previously I wonder?
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Old 04-10-2012, 01:57 PM   #9
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Old 04-10-2012, 02:01 PM   #10
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I'm sorry, but who's the idiot that stuck his head in the scoop right after the fire came out? Seriously??
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Old 04-10-2012, 02:06 PM   #11
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Woah! I wonder what went wrong
Looked like a nitrous explosion. Something probably stuck on, switch..solenoid... My guess would be a nitrous solenoid stuck open and was emptying the bottle even after the first backfire.
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:35 PM   #12
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Definitely nitrous explosion
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:40 PM   #13
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Nitrous is inert...
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:42 PM   #14
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AAhhhhhh......... the Western Culture is truly penetrating that society! " Now", about those explosions............
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:03 PM   #15
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Nitrous is inert...
I'm in the medical oxygen business, take pure oxygen (inert gas) and add it to a fire, see what happens. It's pure stupidity. If you don't know what your doing you should not play with fire. No pun intended.
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:08 PM   #16
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at about :41 you can see some spray comming out of the scoop
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I'm in the medical oxygen business, take pure oxygen (inert gas) and add it to a fire, see what happens. It's pure stupidity. If you don't know what your doing you should not play with fire. No pun intended.
That's because a fire needs oxygen to burn. Oxygen only makes up about 19% of air so "fuel" can only burn at a certain rate. Add pure oxygen to the fuel and it will burn at a much faster/explosive rate. Key point being, combustible gases need to be present. Nitrous oxide is not a combustible gas.

Side note: the reason nitrous oxide increases power is because at elevated temperatures it will decompose leaving gases rich with oxygen and allowing more fuel to be burned at a faster rate. It also cools the incoming air making it more dense and allowing more oxygen to enter the combustion chamber for the same volume.
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Nitrous explosion.
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Nitrous is inert...
But it contributes to a bigger splosion.

In a nitrous failure, often the intake pools up with tons of fuel and nitrous. Then boom, intake blows up. Now you've got fuel everywhere, from the carbs, lines still pouring out... and if the nitrous is stuck on - tons of nitrous gas under the hood. Even if the master cutoff is off, the fuel can leak down onto the headers.... then your second and even bigger explosion.

You never want to get near a nitrous or nitro car that is having a problem. They can be bombs.
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But it contributes to a bigger splosion.

In a nitrous failure, often the intake pools up with tons of fuel and nitrous. Then boom, intake blows up. Now you've got fuel everywhere, from the carbs, lines still pouring out... and if the nitrous is stuck on - tons of nitrous gas under the hood. Even if the master cutoff is off, the fuel can leak down onto the headers.... then your second and even bigger explosion.
Yeah...I get that. I just think it's misleading to call it a "nitrous explosion." Without the nitrous, it will most likely still explode. It just won't be as big of an explosion.
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Old 04-11-2012, 03:38 PM   #21
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Wow, but why is this in the ZL-1 section?
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Old 04-14-2012, 07:03 PM   #22
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