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Old 08-21-2018, 09:04 PM   #1
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Banks Headers install

After a recent trip to Colorado, Ft Collins and Estes Park, my little pit pit pit pit pit exhaust leak - until it warmed up - got much worse. I decided it was time to see what it was. What I thought was a cracked exhaust manifold was 4 broken off exhaust bolts on the right side and leaking gasket on the left side. OK time to just do it. Ordered the headers from Banks. That was the easy part!!
After I got the manifolds off, two of the grade 8 bolts were sticking out of the head enough to get a hold of them and turn out. The other two were broke off just inside the hole. No center punch or Snap on drill bit would even make a mark in those hard bolts. I'm really glad the inner fender wells come out, so with the front wheels off I was able to get at them. I finally took a die grinder with a very tiny carbide bit and got a groove cut across the end enough to use a small cape chisel and start backing them out. Thank the Lord. I did not want to pull the head.
Should be ready for a test run this weekend.
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Old 08-22-2018, 05:22 AM   #2
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Great looking motor home...love the double air vents on the front side and the cool transmission pan, Regards, Bob
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Old 08-22-2018, 09:16 AM   #3
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Good time to put in a new mini starter.
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Old 08-22-2018, 02:06 PM   #4
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It already had the high torque mini starter. I was able to rework the heat shield that you get for the stock starter, to fit the mini.

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Old 08-22-2018, 02:13 PM   #5
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Great looking rig. We had the full Banks kit on our Holiday Rambler with Ford 460. Really helped performance to improve flow on the intake side as well.

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Old 08-22-2018, 03:39 PM   #6
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Good to hear that. I'm working with them on the cold air intake now.
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Old 08-22-2018, 08:34 PM   #7
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Old 08-23-2018, 10:25 PM   #8
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love the double air vents on the front side and the cool transmission pan
Where would one procure the "cool" transmission pan & for which transmission is it designed?
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Old 08-23-2018, 10:39 PM   #9
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It is a Derale pan. I have one on my Th475.
Extra deep with more capacity plus has a temp sender boss.
I did have to notch the transmission crossmember to fit it tho.

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Old 08-24-2018, 06:09 AM   #10
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It is a Derale pan. I have one on my Th475.
Extra deep with more capacity plus has a temp sender boss.
I did have to notch the transmission crossmember to fit it tho.

Like this:
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F162209152219
Derale makes pans for most transmissions. I have one on my 4L80e transmission which is shaped slightly different than the TH47/400 transmission.
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Old 08-24-2018, 11:32 AM   #11
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Very cool, glad you were able to make it work, i can tell that was a pain in more ways than one, broken bolts can ruin your day real quick
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Old 08-24-2018, 12:16 PM   #12
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You're going to love the difference it makes in your performance. Put the Banks system on my 87 Pinnacle on the P30 chassis, the long tube headers added an enormous amount of torque. Made for much smoother pull on hills, ran cooler and got better mileage. I also added Gear Vendors overdrive. Made for a great drive. Nice looking coach, enjoy.
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Old 08-26-2018, 11:50 PM   #13
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It is a Derale pan. I have one on my Th475.
Extra deep with more capacity plus has a temp sender boss.
If I were to install a transmission cooler, wouldn't I accomplish the same results?
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If I were to install a transmission cooler, wouldn't I accomplish the same results?
In my opinion, a trans cooler is an absolute necessity.... and I believe all of our Motohomes have, or had the built in one in the RH side of the radiator.
However, heat is the killer and these units are at close to their maximum vehicle design weight. A large external transmission cooler, and preferably one with its own fan, would be wise.

These are the Benefits of the aftermarket pans...

1/ Drain plug!
The stock steel pan has no drain plug... changing the fluid and filter is the biggest, messiest PITA you can imagine... a 14" wide fountain of trans fluid which WILL splash you, miss the catch pan, and flood everywhere...

2/ Extra Fluid capacity, over the stock deep pan:
The one thing you learn is that capacity is everything... Cooling, longevity of fluid life, etc. The Derale is the deepest available, I believe so more fluid is better. 1.3 quarts over stock MH deep pan.

3/ Transmission Temp sensor:
The Derale and others have them allowing you to keep an eye on temps.

4/ Transmission stiffness:
I have heard that some aftermarket pans(Cast aluminum for sure) Claim to stiffen the transmission main casting, which can twist under load... Derale does not claim this, but I have seen others. This means less wear and leakage.

5/ Cooling:
The Derele has the tubes, the cast pans have fins, both are better than the stock tin pan in all regards...

6/ Magnetic drain plug:
Speaks for itself...

Some reading...
https://www.jegs.com/i/B-M/130/20280/10002/-1
http://www.tciauto.com/tc/th400-cast...deep-panshtml/
http://derale.com/products/transmiss...-2-barb-detail
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