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Old July 12th, 2009, 03:12 PM   #1
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Banks Torque Tube cracked

What is everyone's opinion on this:

'98 ZJ with 4.0, put a Banks header on @ 78,000 miles. Started to get kind of loud last fall, figured it was the gasket, maybe I didn't torque things down right, etc. Was garaged for the winter, took it apart today to change the gasket, and the manifold is cracked. Two of the welds, can see daylight when looking in through the downtube.

So, considering it only has 14,000 miles on it, do you think this is poor workmanship, or is my Jeep running too hot (or some other issue)? Runs at about 210, same as always, never have any overheating issues.

I'm going to have my neighbor (who is a mechanic for a sprint car team, so has experience welding these types of things, where I don't) reweld it up for me, but do you think I have a gripe with Banks on this one?

So, first, is this an issue with the Jeep? Second, if not, do you think I should call Banks and gripe?
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Old July 12th, 2009, 03:52 PM   #2
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Call banks and see what they say. If they wont do shit then weld it and see what happens
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Old July 12th, 2009, 04:29 PM   #3
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.. pretty sure this was a pretty common problem when this header came out.. figured they fixed it by now.. maybe old batch?
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