Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on November 4, 1988.
As of Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModels
No. 52702-STD and No. 52702-HD1982-1989 model-year Chevrolet Camaros and Pontiac Firebirds equipped with V-8 engines.

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-161-12
  • Executive Order 161-12 / D161-12
  • ARB # D-161-12
  • Executive Order No: D-161-12
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-161-12
  • Resolution D-161-12
For Free CARB Executive Order Status verification, email an image of the device Executive Order label as well as the Year/Make/Model and Test Group # of the vehicle to [email protected]

Download: Executive Order D-161-12 PDF

D-161-12 Document:



                                                             (Page 1 of 2)

                                      State of Callifornla
                                    _ AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                                   EXECUTIVE ORDER d—1i61—12
                          Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                                     of the Vehicle Code

                                   GALE BANKS ENGINEER ING
               EXHAUST CROSSOVER PIPES, PARTS NO. 52702—STD AND NO. 52702—HO
                   FOR 1982—1989 CHEVROLET CAMAROS AND PONTIAC FIREBIRDS
                                  EQUIPPED WITH V8 ENGINES

       Pursuant to the authority vested in the Air Resources Board by Section 27156
       of the Vehicle Code; and‘

       Pursuant to the authority vested in the undersigned by Sections 39515 énd
       39516 of the Heaith and Safety Code and Executive Order G—45—5;

       IT IS ORDERED AND RESOLVED: That the instalilation of the exhaust crossover
       pipes parts No. §2702—STD and No. §2702—HO manufactured by Gale Banks
       Enginesring has been found not to reduce the effectiveness of required motor
       vehicle pollution control devicss and, therefore is exempt from the
       prohibitions of Section 27156 of the Vehicle Code for 1982 through 1989
       model—year Chevrolet Camaros and Pontiac Firebirds equipped with v—S
       engines.

       This exemption shail not apply to any device, apbaratus, or mechanism
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       advertised, offered for saile or sold with, or installed on, a motor vehicle
       prior to or. concurrent with transfer to an uitimate purchaser .

       This Executlfie Order is valid provided that Instal lation lnstructlons for
       this device wilil not recommend tuning the vehicle to speclflcations
       different from those submitted by the device manufacturer .

       Changes made to the design or coperating conditions of the device, as
       exempted by the Air Resources Board, that adversely affect the performance
       of a vehicle‘s pollution control system shall invalidate this Executive
       Order .                                      .                  .     '

       Marketing of this device using an Identification other than that shown in
       this Executive Order or marketing of this device for an application other
       than those    l‘isted in this Executive Order shall be prohibited unless prior
       _approval   is cbtained from the Air Resources Board.     Exemption of a Kit shal|
       not be construed as an exemption to selli, offer for saile, or advertlse any
       component of a kit as an individual device.

       This Executlive Order does not constitute any opinion as to the effect that
       the use of this device may have on any warranty either expressed or implied
       by the vehlicilie manufacturer.                              .

       THIS EXECUTIVE ORDER DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A CERTIFICATION, ACCREDITATION,
       APPROVAL, OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF ENDORSEMENT BY THE AIR RESOURCES BOARD OF ANY
       CLAIMS OF THE APPLICANT CONCERNING ANTI—POLLUTION BENEFITS OR ANY ALLEGED
       BENEFITS OF THE GALE BANKS ENGINEERING EXHAUST CROSSOVER PIPES.


    GALE BANKS ENGINEER ING         .        EXECUTIVE ORSBER D—161—12
                                              (Page 2 of 2)




    No claim of any kind, such as "Approved by Alr Resources Board" may be made
    with respect to the actlon taken herein in any adverttsing or other oral or
    written communication.
                                    .             L    .
    Section 17500 of the Business and Professions Code makes untrue or
    misleading advertising unilawful, and Section 17534 makes violatlon
    punishable as a misdemeanor .             B

    Séctton 43644 of the Health and Safety Code provldeé as follows:

         "43644.   (a) No person shall Install|, sell offer for sale, or
         advertise, or, except in an application to the state board for
         certiflcation of a device, represent, any device as a motor vehicis
         pollution control device for use on any used motor vehicie unless that
         device has been certified by the state board.    No person shall! seil,
         offer for sale, advertise, or represent any motor vehicle poliution
         control device as a certified device which,    in fact,   is not a certtfxed
         device.   Any vlolation of this subdivision   is a misdemeanor

    Any apparent violatlon of the condlitions of this Execlutive Order will| be
    subm!tted to the Attorney General of Californlia for such action as he deems
    adviseabie.                     &
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    Executive Order D=161—8, dated November 17, 1987,    is hereby superseded and
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     of no further force and effect.



    Executed at Ei Monte, California, this fif___ day of November, 1988.



                                          /s2
                                           K. D. Drach    . Chief
                                           Moblile Source Division


                    State of California
                    AIR RESOURCES BOARD




EVALUATION OF GALE BANKS ENGINEERING‘S EXHAUST CROSSOVER PIPES
 PARTS NO. 52702—STD AND NO. 52702—HO FOR 1982—1989 CHEVROLET
    CAMAROS AND PONTIAC FIREBIRDS EQUIPPED WITH V8 ENGINES




                        November   1988


{                              state of California
                               AIR RESOURCES BOARD




          EVALUATION OF GALE BANKS ENGINEERING‘S EXHAUST CROSSOVER PIPES
           PARTS NO. 52702—STD AND NO. 52702—HO FOR 1982—1989 CHEVROLET
              CAMAROS AND PONTIAC FIREBIRDS EQUIPPED WITH V8 ENGINES




                                         by

                               Mobile Source Division
                                State of California
                                Air Resources Board
                                9528 Telstar Avenue
                                EI Monte, CA 91731




    (This report has been reviewed by the staff of the California Air Resources
    Board and approved for publication.  Approval does not signify that the
    contents necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Air Resources
    Board, nor does mention of trade names or commercial products constitute
    endorsement or recommendation for use.)


Cobbmineg




                                                  SUMMARY




            Gale Banks Engineering (Banks) has requested an update to the existing

            Executive Order D—161—8 which exempted their exhaust crossover pipes, parts

            No. §2702—STD and No. 52702—HO from the prohibitions     in Vehicle Code Section

            27156.      The E.0. covered instaliation on 1982—1988 Chevrolet Camaros and

            Pontiac Firebirds equipped with V8 engines.      Their update request    is to

            iInclude 1989 Chevrolet Camaros and Pontiac Firebirds equipped with VS8

            engines .

             Based on the previously submitted information of exhaust emissions from a

            1985 Pontiac Firebird and based on the fact that the 1986—1989 model—year

            fuel—injected engines are carry—overs from the 1985 model—year, the staff

            concludes that the installation of the Banks crossover pipes will! not

            adversely affect exhaust emissions from the vehicleé for which the update        is

            requested.

                 The staff recommends that Banks be granted an exemption update for

            their crossover pipes and that Executive Order D—181—12 be     issued.


                                   TABLE OF CONTENTS




                                                       Pags Number




    SUMMARY
    CONTENTS
    1.           INTRODUCT 1 ON

    DT.          CONCLUS I ON

    Pb1.         RECOMMENDAT ION

    Iv.          DEVICE DESCRIPTION AND OPERAT1ON

    v.           DEVICE EVALUAT ION

    APPENDIX A   INSTALLAT ION INSTRUCT IONS

&   APPENDIX B   1DENT IFICATION LABEL


       EVALUATION OF GALE BANKS ENGINEERING‘S EXHAUST CROSSOVER PIPES
        PARTS NO. §2702—STD AND NO. 52702—HO FOR 1982—1989 CHEVROLET
           CAMAROS AND PONTIAC FIREBIRDS EQUIPPED WITH V8 ENGINES

|.    INTRODUCT 1ON

      Gale Banks Engineering (Banks) of 546 Duggan Avenue, Azusa, California

91702, has requested an update to the existing Executive Order D—161—8 which

eiempted their exhaust crossover pipes, parts No. 52702—STD and No. 52702—HO

from the prohibitions in Vehicle Code Section 27156.           The E.0. covers

installation on 1982—1988 Chevrolet Camaros and Pontiac Firebird equipped

with V8 engines.      Thelir update request    is to   incliude 1989 Chevrolet Camaros

and Pontiac Firebirds equipped with V8 engines.

      Banks has previously submitted a completed application, all          the

necessary   information and comparative exhaust emissions data.




11.   CONCLUS1ON

      Based on the previously submitted information as well as the

comparative exhaust emissions tests performed on a 1985 Pontiac Firebird

equipped with a 305 CID V8 gasoline fuel—injected engine and based on the

fact that the 1986—1989 model—year fuel—injected engines are carry—overs

‘from the 1985 model—year, the staff concludes that the          installation of the

Banks crossover pipes will| not adversely affect exhaust emissions from the

vehicles for which an exemption update         is requested.




EiL. RECOMMENDAT ION

      Staff recommends that Banks be granted an exemption update for their

crossover pipes to include 1989 Chevrolet Camaros and Pontiac Firebirds

equipped with V8 engines and that Executive Order D—161—12 be issued.

                                         —1—


IV¥.   DEVICE DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION

       The Banks crossover pipes are high quality replacements for the

original equipment manufacturer {(OEM) crossover pipes found on 1982—1989

Camaros and Firebirds equipped with V8 engines.             The function of the exhaust

crossover pipes (both OEM and Banks)      is to route exhaust gases from the two

ekhaust manifolds of the V8 engine into a common pipe which then feeds the

catalytic converter.     The OEM crossover pipes are press bent and the

connection between the two manifold runners is a T—type joint.              This

configuration    is restrictive and the T—type joint causes high turbulence.

The Banks crossover pipes are designed to eliminate this restriction and

turbulence and improve engine performance.         The Banks crossover pipes use

larger tubing which     is mandrel bent to provide smoother bends and the two

manifold runners are connected with a Y—type joint to reduce turbulence.

       Two siightly different crossover pipes are necessary to cover all            1982—

1989 Camaros and Firebirds equipped with V8 engines because the carbureted

engines have different exhaust manifolds than the fuel—injected engines.

Banks part No. §2702—HO is for fuel—injected engines and No. 52702—STD              is

for carbureted engines.

       The   installation of the Banks crossover pipes do not require the

disconnection or removal of any OEM emission control            components and does not

alter the     location of the catalytic converter.      Installation      instructions,

included in every kit show how to properly         instal! the Banks crossover pipes

(Appendix A).     The Banks kit   identification    labe!    is shown   in Appendix B.




V.     DEVICE EVALUATION

       Banks crossover pipes for   1982—1988 Camaros and Firebirds equipped with

                                        _2—


V8 engines were granted exemption (E.0. No. D—161—8) on November 17, 1987.

Exemption was granted on the basis that Banks crossover pipes appear to be

as durable as the OEM crossover pipes which they are designed to replace and

that the effectiveness of vehicle‘s pollution control system was not

reduced.

      Gale Banks Engineering   is making their Banks crossover pipes available

for   installation on 1989 Camaros and Firebirds equipped with V8 engines.

Their Banks crossover pipes are identical    to those previously approved by

the Air Resources Board.

       in response to the request, the staff compared the engine design of the

1985—1989 modeis.    The staff found that the exhaust crossover pipes would

not affect the OBD system.     Since the 1989 Chevrolet Camaros and Pontiac

Firebirds equipped with V8 engines are carry—overs from 1985—1988 mode!—

year engines, and based on the previously submitted     information as welli as

the comparative exhaust emission tests performed on a 1985 Pontiac Firebird

equipped with a 305 CID VS8 gasoline fuel—injected engine, the staff     is of

the opinion that the     installation of the Banks crossover pipes will not

adversely affect exhaust emissions from the vehicles for which the exemption

update   is requested.


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                                  APPENDIXL A
                                 TINSTALLAT ION
    “‘klfll         !I;           INSTRUCTIONS

Gale SBanks Engineering   546 Ouggen Avenue,   Azusa, California 91702   (818} 969—9605




 Dear CustOMER,


 THis BANKS POWER PACK EexHaust sysTEM I1s DESIGNED FOR UsSE
 on 1983 turoucH 1988 (F—Booyv) V—8 Camaros ano FirEsirps.
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  wWITH ENGINE TYPE AND MoODEL vyEar.  Your BANKS POWER PACK
  SHOULD CONTAIN THOSE COMPONENTS THAT ARE APPLICABLE To YOour
  venicLE‘s encine / exHaust systEM.      THESE iNsTRucTiONS
— cover arr 83—88 F—Booyvy vemircites.  Read THESE IPNSTRUCTIONS
  THOUROUGHLY BEFORE PERFORMING ANY WORK TO FAMALIARIZE
  YOURSELF WITH THE INSTALLATION AND WHAT STEPS APPLY TO YOUR
  vVEHICLE.

 THESE INSTRUCTIONS CONTAIN FOUR PAGES OF TEXT, FIVE PAGES
 OF IPLLUSTRATIONS AND Aa PARTS List.     |Fr.you ARE MISSING ANY
 PAGES, OR HAVE ANY QUESTIONS CONCERNING YOUR IPNSTALLATION,
 PLEASE CoNTAcT us.   THaNK Yyou FroRr sBuvying BANKS rropucts.




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