Banks Engineering has four dynos and we will soon have five. On any given day, at least two are in use. So, you would think that making a dyno run would become blasé. But you would be wrong. Every time we run an engine on the Dyno we learn something and that is never boring. Today for example, we were working in our Dyno cell #1 on the new Banks Motorsports, Marine and Military, L5P Duramax. We were experimenting with revisions to the mid-pan and lower pan castings. These castings feature our integrated, windage driven, crankcase oil-air separator system. All in the quest for the ultimate in reliability.
Today we had a guest watching, not that watching a Dyno run is that exciting as we go through warm-up then short and long durations runs, but listening to Gale describe what we are doing, why and how we are documenting everything – is exciting.
Our guest, Steven Olsewski, editor of Off Road Extreme and Diesel Army was bending Gale’s ear about oil aeration percentages, how and where they change – with the changing dynamics of the vehicle.
In fact, Steven is going to do a piece on the “Banks Dyno” in Off Road Xtreme, soon.