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05-17-2019 03:32 PM
1lunger
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Kind of off topic but anyone have a trick to getting the pressure sensor out of the OEM exhaust? I am talking about the first one you come to behind the DPF. I can get mine to break free but the metal tube turns with the nut so it just twists the tube. I have used PB blaster for days and threw some heat at it with no luck. I think I am just going to have to buy a full replacement and cut the old one to get it out. Any ideas?


I had a little trouble with mine, but the PB plaster did the trick. I think I tightened it a little and that freed it from the tube


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05-17-2019 02:52 PM
Icutmetl
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Originally Posted by CDN Curtis View Post
Kind of off topic but anyone have a trick to getting the pressure sensor out of the OEM exhaust? I am talking about the first one you come to behind the DPF. I can get mine to break free but the metal tube turns with the nut so it just twists the tube. I have used PB blaster for days and threw some heat at it with no luck. I think I am just going to have to buy a full replacement and cut the old one to get it out. Any ideas?
Why not keep this thread on topic and start a new one; itís not hard.
05-17-2019 02:20 PM
CDN Curtis Kind of off topic but anyone have a trick to getting the pressure sensor out of the OEM exhaust? I am talking about the first one you come to behind the DPF. I can get mine to break free but the metal tube turns with the nut so it just twists the tube. I have used PB blaster for days and threw some heat at it with no luck. I think I am just going to have to buy a full replacement and cut the old one to get it out. Any ideas?
05-10-2019 09:11 PM
Black HD The original plan was to have it welded, then painted. I wasn't sure how the high-temp paint would hold up with EGT's during regen.
05-10-2019 05:41 PM
1lunger I wish I thought to paint mine before install.


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05-10-2019 05:29 AM
Icutmetl I think Banks is a great company with a lot of good products to offer, but I’ll never buy another exhaust system from them.

These are pictures of the full “Power Pack” 409ss exhaust I’d purchased roughly 3yrs ago for my 1997 F350 7.5 gasser (that I got rid of for my GMC). The truck was very clean overall and I sold it with right about 41k miles. This exhaust system had roughly 2yrs and no more than 10-15k miles on it at most. The truck was kept outside, washed regularly, and did make a few trips from Ohio to Michigan and back for snowmobile trips. I was disappointed right away when I received the kit to see that all the clamps were plain carbon steel; I spent extra money to replace them with 304ss clamps from Summit to mitigate some of the rusting that started. I contacted Banks directly multiple times, but never got anywhere...it was like my request for help & feedback fell off someone’s desk and into the trash.

I still have rust spots on my driveway from the exhaust system on that truck.

Again; not bashing Banks- I think they are a great resource and put a lot of quality into their products...more than most in my opinion. However; if any of their more current exhaust systems mirror the quality of the one I purchased, I’d be very disappointed.
05-10-2019 03:05 AM
TX_DMax17 That's unfortunate, looks like they used T409 to cut costs down. Maybe it'd be better to do the cool cuff mod to the stock pipe and put a 45 degree bend with new tip on the end.
05-09-2019 10:29 PM
Mystaken818 Yeah, thatís a good idea
05-09-2019 09:18 PM
hdrolling
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I noticed that it didn't have a drain hole. Now that I see the pics, maybe I'll drill one this weekend. We don't get much rust down here unless you live by the ocean. I considered painting it with high-temp paint black but wanted to get it installed.
That's what I would have done if I had went with the Banks (I had planned to)
05-09-2019 07:13 PM
Black HD
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Looks great, hopefully you have better luck than most of the owners on the facebook groups. These Banks exhausts have been rusting bad in just a few months.

Did your tip already have a small hole drilled in it to let water escape? The Banks rep on the derringer group was recommending owners to drill one if it did't already have one.

These are just from a quick search three different owners 3-4 months after install.....And I'm a Banks fan but this steered me away. There's plenty more pics on line but you get the idea.
I noticed that it didn't have a drain hole. Now that I see the pics, maybe I'll drill one this weekend. We don't get much rust down here unless you live by the ocean. I considered painting it with high-temp paint black but wanted to get it installed.
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