Is my Nitrous leaking
This is a discussion on Is my Nitrous leaking within the Nitrous forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I recently bought a dry kit from HSW. As soon as I start to turn the bottle to open, the ...
05-27-2007, 04:54 PM #1
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Is my Nitrous leaking
I recently bought a dry kit from HSW. As soon as I start to turn the bottle to open, the Nitrous immediately sprays all over the fitting. I only opened the bottle for a second. Is that normal. I am hesitant to open the bottle all the way. Is leaking out of the AN fitting or is that normal everytime you open the kit? Thanks
05-27-2007, 05:46 PM #2
not normal. have you tried to tighten it down more?
05-27-2007, 06:09 PM #3
If it's the large adaptor nut, it might need the plastic gasket.
05-27-2007, 06:27 PM #4
YES you have a leak!!
As Bill said it could be missing the plastic the big plastic washer.
But it sounds more like the hose to that fitting is loose.
Put a wrench on the BIG fitting on the bottle and check to male sure it's tight. Don't be scared to put some elbow grease in it.
Then take a wrench and tighten the A/N fitting on the feed line.
It is a usual thing due to not having tight don't let it scare you. Remember there is close to 1000 psi or even more in there so any tiny loosness of a fitting it will spring a leak like NO tomorrow instantly.Don't be afraid of the bottle!!! Be afraid of your tune!!!
05-28-2007, 07:46 PM #5
If you put a little pressure on it and it still leaks, you may have a bad fitting...I had a nitrous filter that actually had a deformed fitting on the end causing it to have a slow leak. Got a new one, fixed the problem. A good way to check for leaks is to fill the line with nitrous, turn the bottle off, and wait to see if you have a pressure drop in the line. That would require an inline nitrous pressure gauge if yours is mounted on the bottle though.
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