Technical Articles

Making Your Motorhome Better Than New

By removing intake-and-exhaust restrictions that limit an engine’s power potential, Banks Power products liberate horsepower and torque. As this typical motorhome accelerates up a hill, its power requirement increases. Note that there is a loss of available power as the

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Nitrous Oxide & the Diesel

Nitrous oxide has long been a favorite of hot rodders for gasoline engines, but it can work for diesels too. If you’re a hot rodder, you almost certainly know about nitrous oxide injection and the instant power it can make

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Propane & the Diesel

Another way to make power, but is it practical? Systems for injecting propane into turbo-diesels have been around for some time. The people that make and sell such systems claim that diesels only burn about 75 percent of the fuel

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Twin Garrett turbochargers similar to those used on Le Mans racers force air into a custom Banks Big Hoss intake manifold

Racing the Diesel

Speed Costs Money. How Fast Do You Want to Go? The old saying that “speed costs money” has been around for as long as there have been automobiles (and trucks). What hasn’t always been so clear is that the cost

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Synthetic Diesel Fuel

We can’t make gold from straw, but thanks to the Fischer-Tropsch process, we can make diesel fuel from natural gas, and that may be even better! Much has been written about our growing dependence on foreign oil, the limits of

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The Banks SmartLock

To get maximum performance from a Banks Brake on a ’94-03 Ford 7.3L Power Stroke turbo-diesel or a ’92-03 Dodge/Cummins 5.9L turbo-diesel with an automatic transmission, the SmartLock is a must. — Banks SmartLock Trans Brake — Highly recommended for

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The Biodiesel Alternative

An alternative to petroleum-based diesel fuel that can be made from renewable resources. In the search for renewable fuel sources that also are environmentally friendly, biodiesel fuel is frequently mentioned. Because diesel engines are playing an increasing role in daily

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The Truck Stops Here!

Banks Power’s latest direct-mount exhaust brake, for ’04.5-07 Dodge Cummins 5.9L diesel trucks, performs better than the competition in terms of brake function, flow, reaction time and braking horsepower. This product of legendary Banks qua Banks Power’s latest direct-mount exhaust

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