Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on May 26, 1983.
As of Monday, December 17th, 2018 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Models
1980 and older vehicles with carbureted engines >= 2500cc

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-119-1
  • Executive Order 119-1 / D119-1
  • ARB # D-119-1
  • Executive Order No: D-119-1
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-119-1
  • Resolution D-119-1
For Free CARB Executive Order Status verification, email an image of the device Executive Order label as well as the Year/Make/Model and Test Group # of the vehicle to [email protected]

Download: Executive Order D-119-1 PDF

D-119-1 Document:



                                                             (Page 1 of 2)
                               State of California
                               AIR RESQOURCES BOARD

                             EXECUTIVE ORDER D—119—1
                   Relating to Exemptions under Section 27156
                               of the Vehicle Code

                                 ECOTROLEUM, INC.

                                "AFR CONTROL VALVE"
                             "SUPERIOR MILEAGE MAKER"


 Pursuant to the authority vested in the Air Resources Board by Section 27156
 of the Vehicle Code; and

 Pursuant to the authority vested in the undersigned by Sections 39515 and
 39516 of the Health and Safety Code and Executive Order G@—45—5;

 IT IS ORDERED AND RESOLVED: That the installation of the "AFR Control Vaive"
 and the "Superior Mileage Maker" manufactured by Ecotroleum, Inc., of 25 South
 300 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84111, has been found not to reduce the
 effectiveness of required motor vehicle pollution control devices and,
 therefore, is exempt from the prohibitions of Section 27156 of the Vehicle
 Code for 1980 and older vehicles powered with carburetor equipped engines,
 2500 cc or larger.

 This Executive Order is valid provided that installation instructions for this
 device will not recommend tuning the vehicle to specifications different from
 those submitted by the device manufacturer.

 Changes made to the design or operating conditions of the device, as exempted
 by the Air Resources Board, that adversely affect the performance of a
 vehicle‘s poliution control system shall invalidate this Executive Order.

 Marketing of this device using an identification other than that shown in this
 Executive Order or marketing of this device for an application other than
 those lTisted in this Executive Order shall be prohibited unless prior approval
 is obtained from the Air Resources Board. Exemption of a kit shall not be
 construed as an exemption to sell, offer for sale, or advertise any component
 of a kit as an individual device,.

— This Executive Order does not constitute any opinion as to the effect that the
  use of this device may have on any warranty either expressed or implied by the
  vehicle manufacturer.

 THIS EXECUTIVE ORDER DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A CERTIFICATION, ACCREDITATION,
 APPROVAL, OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF ENDORSEMENT BY THE AIR RESOURCES BOARD OF ANY
 CLAIMS OF THE APPLICANT CONCERNING ANTI—POLLUTION BENEFITS OR ANY ALLEGED
 BENEFITS OF THE "AFR CONTROL VALYE"— OR "SUPERIOR MILEAGE MAKER".


ECOTROLEUM, INC.                                         EXECUTIVE ORDER D—119—1
   .                                                          (Page 2 of 2)




No claim of any kind, such as "Approved by Air Resources Board", may be made
with respect to the action taken herein in any advertising or other oral or
written communication.

Section 17500 of the Business and Professions Code makes untrue or misleading
advertising unlawful, and Section 17534 makes violation punishable as a
misdemeanor.
Section 43644 of the Health and Safety Code provides as follows:

       "43644. (a) No person shall install, sell, offer for sale, or advertise
       or, except in an application to the state board for certification of a
       device, represent, any device as a motor vehicle pollution control device
       for use on any used motor vehicle unless that device has been certified by
       the state board. No person shall sell, offer for sale, advertise, or
       represent any motor vehicle pollution control device as a certified device
       which, in fact, is not a certified device. Any violation of this
       subdivision is a misdemeanor."

Any apparent violation of the conditions of this Executive Order will be
submitt?d to the Attorney General of California for such action as he deems
advisable.

Executive Order D—119, dated December 8, 1981, is superseded and of no further
force and effect.                                                           -


Executed. at El Monte, California, this
                                      day May,
                                          of 1983.




                                              Drachand
                                                   \‘  Chief
                                         Mob11e Source Control Division


                             STATE OF CALIFORNIA
                             AIR RESOURCES BOARD




EVALUATION OF THE ECOTROLEUM "AFR CONTROL VALVE" AND THE "SUPERIOR MILEAGE
MAKER" FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS IN SECTION 27156 OF THE VEKICLE
CODE IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 2222, TITLE 13 OF THE CALIFORNIA
ADMINISTRATIVE CODE




                                  May, 1983


                                                   Issue Date:   May, 1983




EVALUATION OF THE ECOTROLEUM "AFR CONTROL VALVE" AND THE "SUPERIOR MILEAGE
MAKER" FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS IN SECTION 27156 OF THE VEKICLE
CODE IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 2222, TITLE 13 OF THE CALIFORNIA
ADMINISTRATIVE CODE




                                      by
                        Mobile Source Control Division

                             State of California
                             Air Resources Board
                             9528 Telstar Avenue
                             E1 Monte, CA 91731




{This report has been reviewed by the staff of the California Air Resources
Board and approved for publication. Approval does not signify that the
contents necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Air Resources
Board, nor does mention of trade names or conmercial products constitute
endorsement or recommendation for use.)


                                     SUMMARY




        Ecotroleum, Ltd. has requested that their "Superior Mileage Maker" valve
be granted an exemption from the prohibitions in Section 27156 of the

California Véhic1e Code based on the data derived from a similar valve called
the "AFR Control Valve" exempted by Executive Order D—119 dated December 8,

1981.

        Based on the staff‘s evaluation of both valves, and previous laboratory

data, exemption of the "Superior Mileage Maker" from the prohibitions in

Vehicle Code Section 27156 is recommended.


                                       contents


                                                      Page Number



SUMMARY                                           *        i

CONTENTS                                                  11


I.     INTRODUCTION                                        1

II.       SYSTEM DESCRIPTION AND FUNCTION                  1
III.      SYSTEM EVALUATION                                2

IV.    STAFF EVALUATION                                    3
V.     RECOMMENDAT ION                                     3



Figure I      —    AFR Control Valve                       4

Figure II     —    Superior MiTeage Maker                  5




                                            11


                                 State of California
                                 AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                                      May, 1983

EVALUATION OF THE ECOTROLEUM "AFR CONTROL VALVE" AND THE "SUPERIOR MILEAGE
MAKER" FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS IN SECTION 27156 OF THE VEHICLE
CODE IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 2222, TITLE 13 OF THE CALIFORNIA
ADMINISTRATIVE CODE


I.      INTRODUCTION

        Ecotroleum, Inc. of 25 South 300 East, Salt Lake City, UT     84111, has

been granted an exemption for its "AFR Control Vaive" from the prohibitions of
Section 27156 of the Vehicle Code by Executive Order D—119 dated December 8,

1981.    The applicant is requesting that a similar valve, called the "Superior

Mileage Maker", be included under the same exemption.
II.     SYSTEM DESCRIPTION AND FUNCTION

        The AFR control valve consists of a mechanical switch, a thermal switch,

and a solencid with a ball check.     The solencid is installed in the Tine

between the PCV valve and the engine air intake.       The mechanical switch is

attached to the throttle Tinkage, and the thermal switch is attached to the

upper heater hose.     When the teimperature of the engine reaches normal
operéting condition and the engine speed is over 1500 RPM, the solenoid is

energized, thus lTifting the ball check and permitting a Timited amount of

atmospheric air to enter the PCV Tine.      There is no air bleed at idle, low

speed, or deceleration (Figure I).

        The "Superior Mileage Maker" differs from the AFR control valve in the

following aspects:     The solenoid valve is replaced completely by a spring

loaded mechanical vaive.     The mechanical switch with a curved slot is attached
to the throttle Tinkage and controls the travel of the valve and, thus, the

flow of air to the PCV lTine (Figure II).


    III.     SYSTEM EVALUATION
             The Air Resources Board evaluated the "AFR Control Yalve" on two

    vehicles.     The evaluation consisted of CVS—II cold start comparative emission

    tests.

             A description of the vehicles and the test results are as follows:
             1 — 1980 Buick Regal, 231 CID, 6 cylinder, inertia weight——3625 pounds,

    odometer——21,857, License No. 18CZO46:

.                                                                         Fuel
                                    Emissions=—grams/mile                Economy
    CVS II                   HC               Cg            NOx            MPG

    BaseTine

             Test No. 1     0.38             7.18           0. 92          ——*
             Test No. 2     0.33             6.69           0.99          19.0
               AVERAGE      0.36             6.93           0.95          19.0

    With Device

             Test No. 1     0.36             6.46           0.87          19.0
             Test No. 2     0.38             6.15           0.98          19.0
               AVERAGE      0. 37            6.31           0.93          19.0

             2 — 1975 Plymouth Fury, 360 CID, 8 cylinder, inertia weight——5000

    pounds, odometer——58,065, License No. E836396:

                                                                          Fuel
                                    Emissions——grams/mile                Economy
    CVS II                   HC               CO            NOx               MPG

    BaseTine

             Test No. 1     0.45             5.69           1.57          11.1
             Test No. 2     0.38              — *           1.16          11.7
               AVERAGE      0.42             5.69           1.36          11.4

    With Device                                                           .

             Test No. 1     0. 42            5.78           1.22          11.7


    * Result Not Acceptable


         The emissions test data show that the differences in emissions between

the baseline and with device tests are within the test variability of the

instruments, and, therefore, the use of the AFR control valve has little

effect on the exhaust emissions and on the fuel mileage of the test vehicles.
         The applicant submitted detailed information on the design of the

"Superior Mi]eage Maker®" for evaluation.
IV.      STAFF EVALUATION

         The basic difference between the two systems is the flow control valve.

The "Superior Mileage Maker" uses a mechanical spring loaded valve to control

the flbw of air to the PCV Tine, instead of using a solenoid valve.        The size

of the inlet orifice of the two valves remains unchanged.

         The staff is of the opinion that the solenoid valve opens completely
when it receives the electrical signal; whereas, the mechanical valve opens

gradually in following the movement of the curved slot of the switch.

Therefore, under the same engine operating conditions, the "Superior Mileage

Maker" will allow Tess air bleed into the PCV lTine than the AFR control
valve.     Since the "AFR Control Vaive" did not increase emissions, the

"Superior Mileage Maker" will not have any adverse effect on emissions either.

V.       RECOMMENDATION
         The staff recommends the adoption of Executive Order D—119—1, which

exempts‘the "Superior Mileage Maker", in addition to the "AFR Control Valve",

from the prohibition in VC 27156 for 1980 and older model vehicles with

carburetor equipped engines, 2500 cc or greater.


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