Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on February 6, 1984.
As of Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModels
87V10001981-1983 VOLVO GL TURBO

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-138-1
  • Executive Order 138-1 / D138-1
  • ARB # D-138-1
  • Executive Order No: D-138-1
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-138-1
  • Resolution D-138-1
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Download: Executive Order D-138-1 PDF

D-138-1 Document:



                                                          (Page 1 of 2)

                               State of California
                               AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                           EXECUTIVE ORDER D—138—1
                 Relating to Exemptions under Section 27156
                             of the Vehicle Code


                            OMNI—COOL CORPORATION
                           BLIZZARD I INTERCOOLER


 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 Blizzard I
 intercooler manufactured by Omni—Cool Corporation, Goleta, California
 93117, 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 the intercooler
 models as listed below:

       Mode!                              Application

      87¥1000                             1981—1983 Volvo GL Turbo.
      8701000                             1981—1983 Datsun 2807X Turbo.
      87M1000                             1981—1984 Saab 900 Turbo.
      8712000                         205 1979—1980 Saab 900 Turbo.
      8771000                             1983—1984 Ford Thunderbird 2.3 Turbo;
                                          1984       Ford Mustang     2.3 Turbo;
                                          1984       Mercury Capri    2.3 Turbo;
                                          1984       Mercury Cougar   2.3 Turbo.

 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 pollution 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 ar application other
 than those listed 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.


OMNI—COOL CORPORATION                              EXECUTIVE ORDER D—138—1
                                                   (Page 2 of 2)



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 BLIZZARD I INTERCOOLER.

 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 cormunication.

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
submitted to the Attorney General of California for such action as he deems
advisable.

Executive Order D—138, dated October 31, 1983, is superseded and of no
further force and effect.


Executed at El Monte, California, this           day ofFéebruary,1984,.


                                         ANooiine
                                         K. D. Drachand, Chief
                                         Mobile Source Division


                     STATE OF CALIFORNIA

                    AIR RESOURCES BOARD




EVALUATION OF OMNI—COOL CORPORATION‘S UPDATE REQUEST FOR THE
BLIZZARD I INTERCOOLER FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS OF
VEHICLES CODE SECTION 27156 IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 2222,
       TITLE 13, OF THE CALIFORNIA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE




                       FEBRUARY, 1984


                           STATE OF CALIFORNIA

                          AIR RESOURCES BOARD




      EVALUATION OF OMNI—COOL CORPORATION‘S UPDATE REQUEST FOR THE
      BLIZZARD I INTERCOOLER FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS OF
      VEHICLES CODE SECTION 27156 IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 2222,
             TITLE 13, OF THE CALIFORNIA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE




                                   by
                         MOBILE SOURCE 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 commercial products
constitute endorsement or recommendation for use.)


                                    SUMMARY



     Omni—Cool Corporation has requested update of their current

Executive Order D—138, to include six new vehicle models and one new

intercooler kit.   All kits include a common sized air—to—air heat

exchanger; their mounting hardware, however, is different to facilitate

installation on various vehicles.

     The Air Resources Board‘s (ARB) previous evaluation based on

engineering principles of the Omni—Cool Corporation‘s intercooler design

concluded that its installation would not cause any adverse emissions

effect.   Recent comparative exhaust emission tests performed by the ARB

on a turbocharged vehicle without and with an intercooler revealed that
exhaust emissions of the test vehicle were not increased.

     Since there have been no changes to the Blizzard I heat exchanger

itself for their update request, and since the additional vehicles

applied for are basically carry—overs from previous model—years, no

adverse emissions effect will result with its use.

     The staff, therefore, recommends that Omni—Cool Corporation‘s update

request be granted and that Executive Order D—138—1 be issued.


                           CONTENTS

                                      Page Number

SUMMARY                                {od
CONTENTS                                  11
                                           1
I.    INTRODUCTION

II.   CONCLUSION

II1. RECOMMENDATIONS

IV.   DEVICE DESCRIPTION

      DISCUSSION




                             11


EVALUATION OF OMNI—COOL CORPORATION‘S UPDATE REQUEST FOR THE BLIZZARD I
INTERCOOLER FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS OF VEKHICLES CODE SECTION 27156
IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 2222, TITLE 13, OF THE CALIFORNIA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE



I.   INTRODUCTION

     Omni—Cool Corporation, Goleta, CA 93117, has requested an update of their

present Executive Order, D—138, for an aftermarket add—on device known as the

"Blizzard I" intercooler.   The Blizzard I intercooler is an air—to—air heat

exchanger intended to be used on vehicles originally equipped with a factory

installed turbocharger.     It was first evaluated by the Air Resources Board

{ARB) in September, 1983, and four separate intercooler kits were exempted.

     The company requests that one new kit be also exempted and that six new

vehicle models be included for the previously exempted kits.       The total
application being requested is as follows:



     Device Model             Application
     87¥1000                   1981—1983 Yolvo GL Turbo

     8701000                   1981—1983 Datsun 2807X Turbo
     87M1000                  *1981—1984 Saab 900 Turbo

     87M2000%                 *1979—1980 Saab 900 Turbo
     8711000                  *1983—1984 Ford Thunderbird 2.3 Turbo
                              *1984      Ford Mustang     2.3 Turbo
                              *198       Mercury Capri    2.3 Turbo
                              «T984         Mercury Cougar    2.3 Turbo
     * and underlining denotes new kits/models.
     This report describes the ARB‘s evaluation of Omni—Cool Corporation‘s

update exemption request and discusses the findings.


II.   CONCLUSION

      The ARB‘s previous engineering evaluation determined that vehicles

equipped with a Blizzard I intercooler would not experience an adverse

emissions effect.     Recent comparative emission tests show that a late

model—year vehicle did not have increased emissions with the use of an

intercooler.   Since all of Omni—Cool Corporation‘s intercoolers are identical

with the exception of mounting hardware, it is not expected that emissions
would increase with any of the kits.

III. RECOMMENDATION

      Based on the no adverse emissions effect will result with the use of their

intercooler, the staff recommends that Omni—Cool Corporation be granted an

exemption from the prohibitions of Yehicle Code Section 27156 for the vehicle

models as listed in the Introduction of this report and that Executive Order
D—138—1 be issued.

IV.   DEVICE DESCRIPTION

      A description of the Blizzard I Intercooler is found in the ARB‘s

September, 1983, staff report.

V.    DISCUSSION

      For the present update request no changes or modifications have been made

to the Blizzard I intercooler itseIf.    Only mounting hardware for underhood

accessories is provided in the new 87M2000 kit to facilitate installation.      The

new vehicle models being requested will simply use previously exempted kits.

All new 1984 vehicle models being requested are carry—over engine families from
the 1983 modeT—year which have received exemption.


    The ARB has performed comparative emission tests with intercooler and has

found that exhaust emissions are not adversely affected.   Concerns over

catalyst light—off time as a result of a cooler intake charge due to the use of
an intercooler was not evident during the tests.   The possible long term effect

of the intercooler on the catalyst‘s useful life, however, has not been

thoroughly studied.

     It is interesting to note that, in 1984, four original equipment vehicle

manufacturers are offering intercoolers with their turbocharged engines.

Intercoolers are purported to suppress detonation which is common on

turbocharger equipped vehicles operated at wide—open—throttle.



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