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WinkOsmosis

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What's the big deal? It's not obvious, at least to me. But I've never even considered nitrous. The problem I see is that the cylinders will get unequal amounts of nitrous oxide and the engine will blow up, but that may not be obvious to everyone..
 

flxnimprtmscl

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Originally posted by: WinkOsmosis
What's the big deal? It's not obvious, at least to me. But I've never even considered nitrous. The problem I see is that the cylinders will get unequal amounts of nitrous oxide and the engine will blow up, but that may not be obvious to everyone..
Well, the problem is that there's no way into the combustion chamber where he's spraying. The only thing under that cover is the stems of the valves, valve springs, and camshafts. I mean, you might as well spray into the oil pan. It'll do you about as much good.
 

dawks

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Originally posted by: WinkOsmosis
What's the big deal? It's not obvious, at least to me. But I've never even considered nitrous. The problem I see is that the cylinders will get unequal amounts of nitrous oxide and the engine will blow up, but that may not be obvious to everyone..
You'd only be spraying it on 'top' of the engine. On the valve springs and such. No in the engine, where it needs to be. If you read below, the guy actually froze the top of his engine, and it broke/snapped/cracked/popped.

the apparent 'truth'
 

MarkW

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hahaha... Manties... oh man, cant stop laughing......

ohhhh, they have 7 day briefs. I guess that will give me a reason to change, and if i ever forget which day it is, all i got to do is look down..... nice......

 

Demon-Xanth

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Saw it linked on another board a while back, definately a parody thread. (and it was a Sunfire motor in a Cutlass in the original story)
 

AMCRambler

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Alright I know cars but I haven't much experience working on the newer stuff so someone tell me something. Why the heck are they calling the valve cover the cam cover? The cams are under the cylinder head aren't they? If you pull that cover off you're not going to see the camshaft you're going to see valve stems, valve springs and rockers right? This is the second time I've seen it called the cam cover. I think they just like the way it sounds!
 

Demon-Xanth

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In a DOHC engine, the cams are above the valves. On my engine (4.7L DC SOHC V8) the rockers are pinned between the cam, and a valve/lifter set.
 

Alright I know cars but I haven't much experience working on the newer stuff so someone tell me something. Why the heck are they calling the valve cover the cam cover? The cams are under the cylinder head aren't they? If you pull that cover off you're not going to see the camshaft you're going to see valve stems, valve springs and rockers right? This is the second time I've seen it called the cam cover. I think they just like the way it sounds!
I assume you are joking, right ?

Years ago i had a customer come to me wondering why his N.O. would not work, I lifted the hood and found that he plumbed the nozzle into the fuel line :)
 

Thegonagle

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Originally posted by: AMCRambler
Alright I know cars but I haven't much experience working on the newer stuff so someone tell me something. Why the heck are they calling the valve cover the cam cover? The cams are under the cylinder head aren't they? If you pull that cover off you're not going to see the camshaft you're going to see valve stems, valve springs and rockers right? This is the second time I've seen it called the cam cover. I think they just like the way it sounds!
Is your post a parody?

The camshafts are located on top of the head, under the "red thing." No push rods in that puppy.
 

PowerMacG5

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Originally posted by: AMCRambler
Alright I know cars but I haven't much experience working on the newer stuff so someone tell me something. Why the heck are they calling the valve cover the cam cover? The cams are under the cylinder head aren't they? If you pull that cover off you're not going to see the camshaft you're going to see valve stems, valve springs and rockers right? This is the second time I've seen it called the cam cover. I think they just like the way it sounds!
Camshafts are over the cylinders. (DOHC = Dual OverHead Cams).
 

EyeMWing

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Originally posted by: Roger
Alright I know cars but I haven't much experience working on the newer stuff so someone tell me something. Why the heck are they calling the valve cover the cam cover? The cams are under the cylinder head aren't they? If you pull that cover off you're not going to see the camshaft you're going to see valve stems, valve springs and rockers right? This is the second time I've seen it called the cam cover. I think they just like the way it sounds!
I assume you are joking, right ?

Years ago i had a customer come to me wondering why his N.O. would not work, I lifted the hood and found that he plumbed the nozzle into the fuel line :)
You service riceboys?

 

minendo

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Originally posted by: EyeMWing
Originally posted by: Roger
Alright I know cars but I haven't much experience working on the newer stuff so someone tell me something. Why the heck are they calling the valve cover the cam cover? The cams are under the cylinder head aren't they? If you pull that cover off you're not going to see the camshaft you're going to see valve stems, valve springs and rockers right? This is the second time I've seen it called the cam cover. I think they just like the way it sounds!
I assume you are joking, right ?

Years ago i had a customer come to me wondering why his N.O. would not work, I lifted the hood and found that he plumbed the nozzle into the fuel line :)
You service riceboys?
Not all users of N.O. are riceboys.

 

EyeMWing

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Originally posted by: minendo
Originally posted by: EyeMWing
Originally posted by: Roger
Alright I know cars but I haven't much experience working on the newer stuff so someone tell me something. Why the heck are they calling the valve cover the cam cover? The cams are under the cylinder head aren't they? If you pull that cover off you're not going to see the camshaft you're going to see valve stems, valve springs and rockers right? This is the second time I've seen it called the cam cover. I think they just like the way it sounds!
I assume you are joking, right ?

Years ago i had a customer come to me wondering why his N.O. would not work, I lifted the hood and found that he plumbed the nozzle into the fuel line :)
You service riceboys?
Not all users of N.O. are riceboys.
If you don't read the instructions, or read them poorly enough to make that mistake, YUO R TEH RICE
 

WinkOsmosis

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Originally posted by: DaZ
Originally posted by: WinkOsmosis
What's the big deal? It's not obvious, at least to me. But I've never even considered nitrous. The problem I see is that the cylinders will get unequal amounts of nitrous oxide and the engine will blow up, but that may not be obvious to everyone..
You'd only be spraying it on 'top' of the engine. On the valve springs and such. No in the engine, where it needs to be. If you read below, the guy actually froze the top of his engine, and it broke/snapped/cracked/popped.

the apparent 'truth'
Ah ok. I figured the cam cover would be covering the heads too. Didn't realize they were separae compartments.
 

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