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Old 08-01-2022, 09:07 AM   #1
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Banks for 1993-8 Ford 460 Mileage Help?

Has anyone put the Banks headers on a Ford 460 and did it help mileage?
Love to hear from someone pro or con. I'm getting 5.5mpg. Ouch !
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Old 08-01-2022, 09:19 AM   #2
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Headers will help, as long as you don't go using the extra power.

A good tune-up with new plugs and wires would be my first choice.

Another way to get better mileage is to put a block of wood under the gas pedal.
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Yes, I installed a complete Banks system on my '95 Bounder with the 460. The headers allowed the heat to dissipate much faster so it ran cooler vs the stock exhaust manifolds. I did gain a small increase in mileage and a little extra torque. Towing a Jeep wrangler, I would sometimes get as high as 9.5 MPG at an average driving speed of 58 MPH. It sounded better too!
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I used to have a '97 Rexhall Aerbus 36' w/tag and the 460. It was a great motorhome. I installed the Banks powerpack on it and it made a big difference in performance. I don't know about the mpg, only because I never checked it before or after but I have to assume it helped. It had so much more torque and you could tell it breathed so much better. it had a great exhaust rumble as well. I thought it was well worth the money but than again, guys always think that!
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New one on me that headers help cool the engine. Usually the only mention of heat with a header swap is that they make more heat in the engine compartment versus cast iron manifolds. Why "heat wrap" is often used on headers where it wasn't needed before they were swapped in.
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Old 08-16-2022, 07:48 PM   #6
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I had the full Bank Power Pack with TransCommand on my 1995 Ford 460 along with head work, bigger throttle body, reprogramed ECU.

Can say is was night and day difference in power, but i used all the power so MPG stayed about the same.
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