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This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on March 29, 2004.
As of Friday, December 14th, 2018 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModelsRemarks
482061996-1999 Chevy/GMC Truck Suburban/Tahoe/Yukon w/ 5.7L (350) V8 VortecTorqueTube System

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-161-73
  • Executive Order 161-73 / D161-73
  • ARB # D-161-73
  • Executive Order No: D-161-73
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-161-73
  • Resolution D-161-73
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Download: Executive Order D-161-73 PDF

D-161-73 Document:



                                      State of California
                                 AlIR RESOURCES BOARD

                               EXECUTIVE ORDER D—161—73

                        Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                                     of the Vehicle Code

                                Gale Banks Engineering
                       PowerPack and TorqueTube Exhaust Systems


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 Section 39515 and Section 39516 of
the Health and Safety Code and Executive Order G—02—003;

IT IS ORDERED AND RESOLVED: That the installation of the PowerPack and TorqueTube
Exhaust Systems, manufactured and marketed by Gale Banks Engineering, 546 Duggan
Avenue, Azusa, California 91702 has been found not to reduce the effectiveness of the
applicable vehicle pollution control system and, therefore, is exempt from the prohibitions of
Section 27156 of the Vehicle Code for applicable 1996 through 2000 General Motors trucks
and engines as listed in Exhibit A.

TorqueTube Exhaust System for General Motors consists of a pair of 16 gage stainless
steel, long tube style headers with a connecting pipe and EGR adapter tube.

PowerPack Exhaust System for General Motors consists of a pair of 16 gage stainless
steel, long tube style headers with a connecting pipe, EGR adapter tube, replacement air
filter cartridge and an exhaust system downstream of the catalytic converter.

This Executive Order shall not apply to any PowerPack and TorqueTube Exhaust Systems
advertised, offered for sale, sold with, or installed on a new motor vehicle prior to or
concurrent with transfer to an ultimate purchaser.

This Executive Order is valid provided that the installation instructions for the PowerPack
and TorqueTube Exhaust Systems will not recommend tuning the vehicle to specifications
different from those of the vehicle manufacturer.

Changes made to the design or operating conditions of the PowerPack and TorqueTube
Exhaust Systems, as exempt by the Air Resources Board, which adversely affect the
performance of the vehicle‘s pollution control system shall invalidate this Executive Order.

Marketing of the PowerPack and TorqueTube Exhaust Systems using any identification
other than that shown in this Executive Order or marketing of the PowerPack and
TorqueTube Exhaust Systems for an application other than those listed in this Executive
Order shall be prohibited unless prior approval is obtained from the Air Resources Board.


                                              2.


Exemption of the PowerPack and TorqueTube Exhaust Systems shall not be construed as
exemption to sell, offer for sale, or advertise any component of the kit as an individual
device.

This Executive Order does not constitute any opinion as to the effect the use of the
PowerPack and TorqueTube Exhaust Systems may have on any warranty either expressed
or implied by the vehicle manufacturer.

This Executive Order is granted based on prior evaluation which determined that Gale
Banks Engineering‘s PowerPack and TorqueTube Exhaust Systems does not cause an
adverse effect on emissions of the selected vehicles (D—161—68), nor does it affect the
vehicles‘ ability to perform On—Board Diagnostic |I (OBD 11) system monitoring.

The ARB reserves the right in the future to review this Executive Order and the exemption
provided herein to assure that the exempted add—on or modified part continues to meet the
standards and procedures of Title 13, California Code of Regulations, Section 2222, et seq.

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 GALE BANKS
ENGINEERING‘S POWERPACK AND TORQUETUBE EXHAUST SYSTEMS.

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 oral or written communication.

Viotation of any of the above conditions shall be grounds for revocation of this order. The
order may be revoked only after a ten—day written notice of intention to revoke the order, in
which period the holder of the order may request in writing a hearing to contest the
proposed revocation. If a hearing is requested, it shall be held within ten days of receipt of
the request and the order may not be revoked until a determination is made after the
hearing that grounds for revocation exist.

Executed at El Monte, California, this Zffl* day of March 2004.




                         MoBife Source Operations Division




      GALE BANKS—POWERPACK AND TORQUETUBE EXHAUST SYSTEMS—D—161—73


                                  Exhibit A                          D—161—73

—~CorqueTube exhaust manifolds for the following vehicles:

       Chevy/GMC Truck           Vehicle                     Model Year   Part Number
       5.7L (350) V8 Vortec      Suburban/Tahoe/Yukon         1996—99        48206
       5.7L (350) V8 Vortec      Pickup, Heavy Duty           1996—99        48207
       7.AL (454) V8 Vortee      Pickup/Suburban,            1996—2000       48301
                                 HD, non air injected
       7.AL (454) V8 Vortee      Pickup/Suburban,            1996—2000       48302
                                 HD, air injected

 PowerPack exhaust systems for the following vehicles:

       Chevy/GMC Truck           Vehicle                     Model Year   Part Number
       5.7L (350) V8 Vortee      Pickup, LD, Standard         1996—99        48275
                                 Cab, Short Bed
       5.7L (350) V8 Vortee      Pickup, LD, Extended         1996—99        48279
                                 Cab, Short Bed
       5.7L (350) V8 Vortec      Pickup, HD, Standard         1996—99        48278
                                 Cab, Long Bed
       5.7L (350) V8 Vortee      Pickup, HD, Extended         1996—99        48282
                                 Cab, Short Bed

       5.7L (350) V8 Vortec      gflli“&n}llgl)éffended       1996—99        48283
       5.7L (350) V8 Vortee      Suburban                     1996—99        48272
       5.7L (350) V8 Vortee      Tahoe/Yukon                  1996—99     48273, 48274
       5.7L (350) V8 Vorteec     Tahoe/Yukon                  1996—99     48280, 48284


                                     .                                                     Part
       Chevy/GMC Truck           Vehicle                          Trans   Model Year
                                                                                         Number
       7.AL (454) V8 Vortec      Pickup, HD, air injected,         AT      1996—2000      48353
                                 Standard Cab
       7.A4L (454) V8 Vortec     Pickup, HD, air injected,        MT       1996—2000     48361
                               | Standard Cab
       7.AL (454) V8 Vortee      Pickup, HD, air injected,         AT      1996—2000     48367
                                 Extended Cab, Short Bed
       7.AL (454) V8 Vortee      Pickup, HD, air injected,        MT       1996—2000     48369
                                 Extended Cab, Short Bed
        74L (454) V8 Vortee      Pickup, HD, air injected,         AT      1996—2000     48354
                                 Extended Cab, Long Bed
        7 AL (454) V8 Vortec     Pickup, HD, air injected,        MT       1996—2000     48362
                                 Extended Cab, Long Bed
        74L (454) V8 Vortee      Pickup, HD, air injected,         AT      1996—2000     48355
—~                               Crew Cab, Long Bed


                        Exhibit A                          D—161—73
                            .                                                  Part
Chevy/GMC Truck         Vehicle                         Trans   Model Year
                                                                             Number
7 AL (454) V8 Vortee    Pickup, HD, air injected,       MT      1996—2000     48363
                        Crew Cab, Long Bed
74L (454) V8 Vortec     Pickup, HD, non air injected,   AT      1996—2000    48350
'                       Standard Cab
7.AL (454) V8 Vortec    Pickup, HD, non air injected,   MT      1996—2000    48356
      ‘                 Standard Cab
7.AL (454) V8 Vortee    Pickup, HD, non air injected,    AT     1996—2000    48366
                        Extended Cab, Short Bed
7. AL (454) V8 Vortec   Pickup, HD, non air injected,   MT      1996—2000    48368
                        Extended Cab, Short Bed
7 AL (454) V8 Vortee    Pickup, HD, non air injected,    AT     1996—2000    48351
                        Extended Cab, Long Bed
7.AL (454) V8 Vortec    Pickup, HD, non air injected,   MT      1996—2000    48357
                        Extended Cab, Long Bed
7 AL (454) V8 Vortec    Pickup, HD, non air injected,    AT     1996—2000    48352
                        Crew Cab, Long Bed
7 AL (454) V8 Vortee    Pickup, HD, non air injected,   MT      1996—2000    48358
                        Crew Cab, Long Bed
7.AL (454) V8 Vortec    Suburban, air injected           All    1996—2000    48360
7 AL (454) V8 Vortec    Suburban, non air injected       All    1996—2000    48359



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Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:41:18

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