Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on September 6, 1989.
As of Sunday, October 20th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModels
No. 52702-STD and No. 52702-HD1982 through 1990 model year Chevrolet Camaros and Pontiac Firebirds equipped with V8 engines.

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-161-16
  • Executive Order 161-16 / D161-16
  • ARB # D-161-16
  • Executive Order No: D-161-16
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-161-16
  • Resolution D-161-16
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-161-16 PDF

D-161-16 Document:



                                                    (Page 1 of 2)

                              State of California
                              AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                           EXECUTIVE ORDER D—161i—16
                Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                              of the Yehicle Code

                           GALE BANKS ENGINEERING
       EXHAUST CROSSOVER PIPES, PARTS NO. 52702—STD AND NO. 52702—H0
           FOR 1982—1990 CHEVROLET CAMARCS AND PCNTIAC 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 and
39516 of the Health and Safety Code and Executive Order G—45—5;

IT IS ORDERED AND RESOLYED:    That the installation of the exhaust crossover
pipes parts no. 52702—STD and no. 52702—HO manufactured by Gale Banks
Engingering has been found not to reduce the effectiveness of required motor
vehicle poliution control devices and, therefore is exempt from the
prohibitions of Section 27156 of the Y¥ehicle Code for 1982 through 19890
modeY year Chevrolet Camaros and Pontiac Firebirds equipped with V8
engines.                                             >

This exemption shall not apply to any device, apparatus, or mechanism
advertised, offered for sale or sold with, or installed on, a motor vehicle
prior to or concurrent with transfer to an ultimate purchaser:.

This Executive Order is valid provided that instaliation instructions for
this device will not recommend tuning the vehicle to specifications
different from those submitted by the system manufacturer.

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

Marketing of this system using an identification cother than that shown in
this Executive Order or marketing of this system for an application other
than those listed in this Executive Order shall be prohibited unless prior
approval is obtained from the Air Resources Board. Exemption of a kit shall
not be construed as exemption to sell, offer for sale, or advertise any
component of a kit as an individual device.

This Executive 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 vehicle manufacturer.                                         '

THIS EXECUTIYE 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 8BENEFITIS OR ANY ALLEGED
BENEFITS OF TEHE GALE BANKS ENGINEERING EXHAUST CROSSOVER PIPES.


GALE BANKS ENGINEERING           |         EXECUTIVE ORDER D—161—16
     (Page 2 of 2)




No claim of any kind, such as "Approved by the Air Resources Board" may be
made with respect to the action taken herein in any advertising or other
ora] or written communication.

Section 17500 of the Business and Professions Code makes untrue or
misleading advertising unlawful, and Section 17534 makes violation
punishable as a misdemeanor.

Section 43644 of the Health and Safety Code provides as follows:

     "43644,   (a)   No person shall install, sell, offer for sale, or
     advertise, or, except in an application to the state board for
     certification of a device, represent, any device as a motor vehicle
     pollution control device for use on any used motor vehicle unless that
     device has been certified by the state board. No person shall sell,
     offer for sale, advertise, or represent any motor vehicle pollution
     control device as a certified device which, in fact,; is not a certified
     device. Any violation of this subdivision is a misdemeanor.‘

Any apparent violation of the conditions of this Executave Order will be
submitted to the Attorney General of California for such act1on as he deems
advisable.

Executive Order D—161—12, dated November 4, 1988, is superseded and of no
further force and effect.


Executed at E1 Monte, California, this    42    day of September, 1989.




                                           + D. Drachand, Chief
                                     "~   Mobile Source E1v151on


                    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—1990 CHEVROLET
    CAMAROS AND PONTIAC FIREBIRDS EQUIPPED WITH V8 ENGINES




                        September 1989


                                            State of California
                                            AIR RESOURCES BOARD
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                       EVALUATION OF GALE BANKS ENGINEERING‘S EXHAUST CROSSQVER PIPES
                        PARTS NO. 52702—STD AND NO. 52702—HO0 FOR 1982—1990 CHEVROLET
                           CAMAROS AND PONTIAC FIREBIRDS EQUIPPED WITH V8 ENGINES




                                                      by
                                            Mobile Source Division
                                             State of California
                                             Air Resources Board
                                             9528 Telstar Avenue
                                             E1 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.)
      L wenes.


                                               SUMMARY
L enity,




                    Gale Banks Engingering {(Banks) has requested an update to Executive

           Order (E.0.) D—161—12, which exempts their exhaust crossover pipes parts no.

           52702—STD and no. 52702—HO from the prohibitions in Vehicle Code Section

           27156.    The E.0. covered installation of the crossover pipes on 1982—1989

           mbde] year Chevrolet Camaros and Pontiac Firebirds equipped with V8 engines.

           Their update request is to include the 1990 model year Camaros and Firebirds

           equipped with V8 engines.

                    Based on the previously submitted information of exhaust emissions from

           a 1985 Pontiac Firebird and based on the fact that the 1990 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 the update is requested.

                    The staff recommends that Banks be granted an update as requested and

           that Executive Order D—161—16 be issued.


                                    Al    F_CONTENTS



                                                       Page Number




      SUMMARY
      CONTENTsS                                             11

      1.           INTRODUCTION

      II.          CONCLUSIONS

      I1I.         RECOMMENDATION

      Iv.          DEVICE DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION




                                                             n
      v.           DEVICE EVALUATION

      APPENDIX A   INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS




                                                             B
      APPENDIX B   IDENTIFICATION LABEL
208




                                           11


       EVALUATION OF GALE BANKS ENGINEERING‘S EXHAUST CROSSOVER PIPES
        PARTS NO. 52702—STD AND NO. 52702—H0O FOR 1982—1990 CHEVROLET
           CAMAROS AND PONTIAC FIREBIRDS EQUIPPED WITH V8 ENGINES



I.     INTRODUCTION

       Gale Banks Engineering (Banks) of 546 Duggan Avenue, Azusa CA 91702, has

requested an update to Executive Order (E.0.) D—161—12, which exempts their

exhaust crossover pipes parts no. 52702—STD and no. 52702—HO from the

prohibitions in Vehicle Code Section 27156.   The E.0. covered installation of

the crossover pipes on 1982—1989 model year Chevrolet Camaros and Pontiac

Firebirds equipped with V8 engines.   Their update request is to include the

1990 model year Camaros and Firebirds equipped with V8 engines.

       Banks has previously submitted a completed application, all the

necessary information and comparative exhaust emissions data.

II.    CONCLUSIONS

       Based on the previously submitted information of exhaust emissions from

a 1985 Pontiac Firebird and based on the fact that the 1990 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 the exemption update is

requested.

1II.    RECOMMENDATION

       The staff recommends that Banks be granted an exemption update for their

crossover pipes to include 1990 Chevrolet Camaros and Pontiac Firebirds

equipped with V8 engines and that Executive Order D—161—16 be issued.


IV.    DEVICEDESCRIPTIONANDOPERATION

       The Banks crossover pipes are high quality replacements for the original

equipment manufacturer (OEM) crossover pipes found on 1982—1990 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 exhaust

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 slightly different crossover pipes are necessary to cover all 1982—

1990 Camaros and Firebirds equipped with V8 engines because the carbureted

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

part no. 52702—H0 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 install the Banks crossover pipes

{(Appendix A).    The Banks kit identification label is shown in Appendix B.

V.     DEVICE EVALUATION

       Banks crossover pipes for 1982—1989 Camaros and Firebirds equipped with

V8 engines were granted an exemption (E.0. no. D—161—12) on November 4, 1988.

The exemption was granted on the basis that Banks crossover pipes appear to be
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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 Engingering is making their Banks crossover pipes available

for installation on 1990 Camaros and Firebirds equipped with ¥8 engines.    Their

Banks crossover pipes are identical to those previously exempted by the Air

Resources Board.

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

1985-1990 models.   The staff found that the exhaust crossover pipes would not

affect the on—board diagnostic system.   Since the engines of the 1990 model

year Chevrolet Camaros and Pontiac Firebirds equipped with V8 engines are

carry—overs from the 1985—1989 model years, and based on the previously

submitted information as well as the comparative exhaust emission tests

performed on a 1985 Pontiac Firebird equipped with a 305 CID VY8 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.


                                             _4

                                         INSTALLAT ION
            AI'           6              INSTRUCTIONS

        Gale Banks Engineering    546 ONuggan Avenue,   Azusa, California @1702     {(818) 869—98058




        Dear CustOMER,


        Tnxis BANKS POWER PACK ExHAaust sYySTEM 1S DESIGNED FOR USE
        on 1983 TtHroucH 1988 (F—Boov) V—8 Camaros ano FirEsirps.
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        wWITH ENGINE TYPE AND MODEL vyEar.   Your BANKS POWER PACK
        SHOULD CONTAIN THOSE COMPONENTS THAT ARE APPLICABLE TO YOUR
        vEHiPCLE‘s EnNging / Exmaust systEM.   THESE INSTRuUCTIiONS
        covEr atii 83—88 F—Booy vemicues.    Read THESE iNSTRUCTIONS
        THOUROUGHLY BEFORE PERFORMING ANY WORK TO FAMILIARIZE
        YOURSELF WITH            THE   INSTALLATION     AND WHAT     STEPS        APPLY TO YOUR
        VEH ICLE .

        THESE INSTRUCTIONS CONTAIN FOUR PAGES OF TEXT, FIVE PAGES
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        OF ILLUSTRATIONS AND A PARTS List.       IFr vyou ARE MiSSsING aANY
        PAGES, OR HAVE ANY QUESTIONS CONCERNING YOUR INSTALLATION,
        PLEASE conNtTtact us. THrank you Fror suvyins BANKS rropoucts.




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EXHAUST SYSTEM FOR CAMARO/FIREBIRD
MODEL Nos. 52702 STD/HO CARB E.0. No.D4161—8 |




            APPENDIX B

         TIDENTIFICATION
             LABEL



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