|Nitrous Management Unit||1||.040 N20/ Fuel Jet||1|
|24" Hose, -3AN, purple||2||.046 N20/ Fuel Jet||1|
|3' Hose, -4AN, purple||1||Power Point Arming Switch||1|
|18' Hose, -4AN, purple||1||Wire Harness w/Arming Switch||1|
|Nitrous Nozzle||1||Aircraft Switch Cover||1|
|1/8 NPT Bulkhead Fitting w/ Nut||1||Red 18 GA. Wire||10 ft.|
|Ford Fuel Rail Adapter||1||White 18 GA Wire||2 ft.|
|Spare Fuel Adapter O-Ring||1||5/16-18 X 1" Bolt for Bottle Brackets||4|
|-4 AN to 1/8 NPT Fitting||1||5/16 - 18 Nut for Bottle Brackets||4|
|10lb. Nitrous Bottle w/Valve||1||5/16 Flat Washer||4|
|Bottle Bracket (short)||1||M5 x 40mm Hex Head Bolt||2|
|Bottle Bracket (long)||1||M5 Washer||2|
|.019 N20/Fuel Jet||1||#8 x ½, Sheet Metal Screw||6|
|.026 N20/ Fuel Jet||1||-4AN, 90 deg., Swivel Fitting||1|
|.030 N20/ Fuel Jet||1||1/8-27 NPT Tap||1|
|.032 N20/ Fuel Jet||1||TPS Resistor Wire||1|
Why our nitrous system is better:
- A complete V6 Mustang specific nitrous system. Everything is included in this kit for a safe, easy installation on the new generation Mustang.
- Adjustable from 55-100 horsepower. Safe enough for stock engines, powerful enough for racing.
- Uses a custom made Ford fuel rail adapter; a required component to access the fuel for the nitrous system.
- Features an easy-to-use power point arming switch. No hours wasted on trying to find a 12 volt power source or drilling your dash for the arming switch, just plug into the power point located in the Mustang’s armrest.
- The Mustang V6 Nitrous System is activated at wide open throttle with advanced electronics that monitor your throttle position sensor (TPS). Easy and safe activation, especially with the Mustang’s new throttle-by-wire system.
- Unique nozzle design has “Active Fuel Control™” built in. This feature monitors bottle pressure and when the nitrous system is engaged, it adds or subtracts enrichment fuel so the engine never runs too rich or too lean.
Read This Pre-installation Guide Before Installing Kit !!!!!!!
How the ZEX™ V6 Mustang nitrous system works: The ZEX™ Part #82307 nitrous oxide injection system begins with a connection to a supply cylinder containing pressurized liquid nitrous oxide and a connection to the engine’s fuel system. These connections go the nitrous management unit, which houses the nitrous and fuel solenoids. These solenoids are normally closed, but are opened when the TPS switch senses that the nitrous system is armed and the engine is at wide-open throttle. Once these solenoids open, the nitrous and fuel are delivered to the nitrous nozzle via flexible delivery lines. The amount of nitrous and fuel that is injected through the nozzle is adjustable by means of metering jets installed in the nozzle itself. These metering jets allow for easy changes in horsepower settings.
Work safely. Always wear eye protection and gloves when working with lines or hoses that contain pressurized nitrous oxide or fuel. Never transport nitrous cylinders loose in a trunk or the back of a pick-up truck and especially NOT within a vehicle's interior whether the cylinder is full OR empty.
Always disconnect the GROUND side of the battery when working on any electrical components.
Nitrous oxide won't fix problems you already have. Before you install your nitrous system, be sure your engine is in good mechanical condition. Intermittent wiring problems, etc., can lead to erratic system performance and possible engine damage.
Never defeat operation of the safety relief disc in the nitrous cylinder's valve. It's required by law and is there for your safety. Never drill, machine, weld, deform, scratch, drop, or modify a nitrous oxide tank in ANY way whatsoever!
Never overfill nitrous cylinders. That little bit extra will put you and others at risk of injury. More often than not, when the cylinder warms up, the pressure goes above the limit of the safety relief disc and you lose all the nitrous you just paid for.
All the power comes from the fuel, not the nitrous. Nitrous oxide is simply a tool that allows you to adjust how much and how quickly the engine burns the fuel. If the fuel isn't there, the power won't be either.
Avoid detonation at all times. Nitrous enhanced detonation is much more damaging than detonation that occurs when naturally-aspirated due to the increased amount of fuel available for releasing energy and the fact that more oxygen is present.
When system is activated, if something doesn't feel or sound right, BACK OFF. If you hear any detonation or feel anything unusual, get off the throttle. It's a lot easier to check everything over than it is to just try to drive through it and damage expensive parts. Don't activate or have the system activated when you hit the stock rev limiter. The stock rev limiter is a fuel cutoff. If you cut fuel while you're injecting nitrous, you're instantly very lean. This momentary lean condition has the potential of causing engine damage.
Spark plugs and nitrous performance: The factory spark plugs that come in your V6 Mustang are not suitable for use with nitrous. The factory spark plugs are a particularly hot heat range and tend to overheat at higher horsepower levels. Attempting to use the factory plugs with nitrous can produce a detonation condition after a few seconds of use. The solution to the problem is to install spark plugs that have a colder heat range and proper ground strap design for nitrous use. ZEX makes a sparkplug specifically designed for nitrous use. Sparkplug part #82071 is an excellent fit for the 4.0L V6 Ford engine using moderate amounts of nitrous. Also, due to the cooler and denser inlet air charge that nitrous creates, it may be necessary to close-up your spark plug gaps to eliminate any misfiring. In our experience, .030 to .035 in. spark plug gaps typically will ensure proper ignition. You may be able to run a wider gap, or you may have to close them up, just be aware of this if you start to experience an ignition misfire when you are using your nitrous system.
Engine modifications: The ZEX™ nitrous system, out of the box, is designed to work as a bolt-on kit for stock or mildly modified vehicles. Mildly modified vehicles would include header upgrades, exhaust upgrades, air filter kits, etc. If major engine modifications have been performed, a fuel pump upgrade will be required for safe nitrous system operation. Major engine modifications would include turbochargers, superchargers, aftermarket cylinder heads, head porting, camshafts, intake manifolds, etc. Failure to upgrade the fuel system when using nitrous in these highly modified applications may cause serious lean conditions that can result in severe engine damage.
Do not use Teflon sealing tape on any fittings in a ZEX™ nitrous system. It is easy for Teflon tape to get pulled into the system, causing blockages that can ultimately lead to incorrect nitrous system performance and potentially, engine damage. Only use liquid thread sealer for all NPT type fittings.
Do not use any thread sealing compound on AN style threads.
Do not attempt to start your engine if nitrous has been accidentally injected into the engine while it was not running. If this occurs, disable all of the ignition coils by unplugging the leads going to them. Push the accelerator pedal to wide open throttle and hold it there, push the clutch in, and with the throttle wide open, engage the starter and turn over the engine for several seconds to clear the nitrous from the engine. Failure to do this before attempting to restart the engine can lead to a dangerous intake system backfire.
Do not engage your nitrous system below 2500 rpm. This ensures that you will not have excessive cylinder pressures that could cause engine damage. The ZEX™ Traction Control Window Switch (Part #82085) is ideal for controlling the rpm range that your nitrous system operates in.
When finished using your nitrous system, close the nitrous bottle valve and relieve the line pressure. This eliminates the possibility that nitrous could inadvertently accumulate in the intake manifold while the nitrous system is not being used.
Do not run excessive bottle pressures. Excessive bottle pressures, over 1100 psi, are dangerous to your engine. Your ZEX™ nitrous system is calibrated and optimized to operate from 900-1000 psi.
Exceeding this will not improve performance. Over 1100 psi also runs the danger of locking the nitrous solenoid closed due to excessive pressure working against the valve’s plunger. If this happens, you must cool the nitrous bottle down to a lower pressure for the valve to operate properly again. Start with the lowest horsepower setting and work your way up. This ensures if you have any tuning issues to work out on your vehicle, they will get sorted out with a smaller shot of nitrous that will be less likely to damage your engine. Once you have the car working well on the smaller shot, you can then safely start to step up your nitrous kit horsepower.
Make sure your vehicle has an adequate fuel supply. Nitrous systems put a large demand on your vehicle’s fuel system. Make sure you have a large enough fuel pump to handle the demands of your engine, as well as the nitrous system.
How to adjust power levels: The ZEX™ V6 Mustang Nitrous System is designed for multiple power levels. Metering jets installed in the nitrous nozzle control these power levels. To change the power output, all you need to do is install the appropriate set of jets. The correct combination of jets is listed on the tune-up sheet on the back of this instruction manual.
Engine computer modifications: Do not use any nitrous system if a non-nitrous custom tune has been programmed into your engine’s computer. Custom computer tunes generally advance the ignition timing to optimize non-nitrous horsepower. If nitrous is injected while these non-nitrous tunes are loaded into your engine’s computer, detonation will occur and this can lead to severe engine damage. It is important to only use computer tunes that have been specifically programmed for nitrous use. Specific tunes for nitrous should have the ignition timing reduced, per the tune-up chart at the end of this instruction manual. It is generally recommended that you retard the ignition timing around 2 degrees for every 50 hp worth of nitrous used, based on an optimized ignition curve for your engine.
1. Decide where to put everything. Before you start to install the various components of this kit, you’ll have to locate the best locations of each component by trial fitment and careful measurement. First, decide where you want to mount the Nitrous Management Unit. Remember, the stainless steel braided lines that connect the NMU to the nitrous nozzle are 24 inches long. Observe and mark the location on the air inlet tube where you would like to put the nitrous nozzle. The arming switch should be installed in a position convenient to the driver, but not in an area where it could be accidentally armed. Next, decide where and how you’ll mount the nitrous supply bottle, check Fig. 1, 2, 3, and 5 for technical restrictions on bottle mounting locations and positions. In our experience, the passenger side of the trunk is an ideal location that has easy access under the vehicle for tightening the bottle bracket bolts. Finally, have a reputable performance shop fill your nitrous bottle with automotive grade nitrous oxide before you begin. Do not overfill the nitrous bottle.