Approval Details

Valid E.O.


This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on August 27, 1976.
As of Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

1976 and older vehicles with engines > 140 CID

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-14-6
  • Executive Order 14-6 / D14-6
  • ARB # D-14-6
  • Executive Order No: D-14-6
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-14-6
  • Resolution D-14-6
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-14-6 PDF

D-14-6 Document:

                                                                                              CC CPaesk

                                                 State of California
                                                 AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                                            EXECUTIVE ORDER D—14—6
                                  Relating to Exemptions under Section 27156
                                              of the Vehicle Code

                                            ENERGY PRODUCTS INTERNATIONAL
                                              "¥.C. METER MODEL 000—2"

                 — 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 Section 39515 of
                  the Health and Safety Code and Executive Order G—30A;

                   IT IS ORDERED AND RESOLYED:     That the installation of the "V.C. Meter
                  Model 000—2" manufactured by Energy Products, International, P.0. Box
                  1601, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33302 has been found to not 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 1976 and older model—year vehicles with engine size greater
                  than 140 CID/2.3L.

                  The device is an air bleed valve inserted in the PCV line between the
                  PCV valve and the carburetor or intake manifold to control the amount
                  of air leak into the intake manifold.

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

                  Changes made to the design or operating conditions of the device, as
                  exempted by the Air Resources Board, that adversely affect the per—
                  formance 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 an application
                  other than those listed in this Executive Order shall be prohibited unless
                  prior approval is obtained from the Air Resources Board.

                  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.



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 mis—
leading 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 adver—
     tise, 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

Executed at Sacramento, California, this 42 Z    day of August, 1976.

                                         : Sg"li‘fif By
                                   Thomas C. Austif
                                   Deputy Executive Officer—Technical

                           State of California

                           AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                             August 6, 1976

                              Staff Report

              Evaluation of Energy Products, International
                 "Y.C. Meter Model 000—2" for Compliance
                 with the Requirements of Section 27156
                  of the California Motor Vehicle Code


      Energy Products, International of 48 Hendricks Isle #3, Fort

      Lauderdale, F1oriaa 33301 has requested an extension to their

      exemption from the prohibitions of California Motor Vehicle Code

      Section 27156 for its "V.C. Meter Model 000—2" to include 1976 and

      older vehicles with engines greater than 140 cubic inch displace—

      ment/2.3 liters (See Exhibit A).     The applicant was previously

      granted an exemption for the "V.C. Meter" by Executive Order D—14—

      5A dated April 15, 1975 for 1972—1975 model year vehicles with

      engines greater than 140 CID/2.3L.

II.   Device Description

      "V.C. Meter Model 000—2" is an air bleed valve inserted in the PCV

      line between the PCV valve and the carburetor or intake manifold to

      control the amount of air leak into the intake manifold.    A staff

      report on the same device dated March 4, 1975, describes in more

      detail the operation and function of the device.    The Model 000—2

      differs from the original design only in that it incorporates a 1/8

      inch thick 80 pores per lineal inch {ppi) polyurethane filter.

Evaluation of Energy Products, International
"Y.C. Meter Model 000—2" for Compliance with
the Requirements of Section 27156 of the
California Motor Vehicle Code                         August 6, 1976

III. System Evaluation

     A test program was conducted at the ARB laboratory on air bleed

     devices, Project M270A dated June 1974.   Based on the statistical

     analysis of the test results, the foliowing criteria was estab—

     lished on air bleed devices:

          Maximum air bleed rates as measured by bench flow tests shall

          be 0.50 CFM for engine sizes greater than 140 CID/2.3L, and 0.30
          CFM for engine sizes of 140 CID/2.3L or less at 7 inches Hg

          vacuum or higher.

     Air bleed rates above these may result in an increase in exhaust

     emissions.   Previous bench flow tests of the "V.C. Meter" device

     showed a maximum air bleed rate of 0.4 cfm at 7 inches Hg and

     higher vacuum, and 0.30 cfm at wide open throttle.   As discussed by

     the staff report dated March 4, 1975, based on the criteria estab—

     lished on air bleed devices, the staff considered the installation

     of the "V.C. Meter" device in   vehicles {with engine sizes greater than

     140 CID/2:3L) would not signrificantly increase exhaust emissions.

    The applicant stated that "Y.C. Meter Model 000—2" is essentially

    the same in construction and performance as previous models except

    for the use of a smaller particle size filter in the new device to

    reduce the possibility of engine contamination from the essentially

    unfiltered air entering the induction system.    It is the staff‘s

    judgement that the use of the improved filter will not alter the

    performance of the device.

Evaluation of Energy Products, International
"V.C. Meter Model 000—2" for Compliance with
the Requirements of Section 27156 of the
California Motor Vehicle Code                              August 6, 1976

IV.   Manufacturer‘s Claims

      The manufacturer claims the installation of the "V.C. Meter Model

      000—2" device in the vehicle will result in an improvement in the

      fuel economy and power output, a smoother running engine, and elimi—

      nation of spark plug and oil deterioration.

      Previous ARB emission tests (Project M270A) on a fleet of vehicles

      showed that the installation of an air bleed device did not significantly

      improve fuel economy of the vehicles tested.     In addition, the amount

      of air bleed induced by the device is less than 1% of air flow at

      cruise and wide open throttle conditions.     This leaning effect will

      not significantly change the air/fuel ratio and manifold pressure.

      Therefore it is the staff}s judgement that the device will have no

      measurable effect on engine performance and will not eliminate

      spark plug and oil deterioration due to a better control of air

      fuel mixture as claimed by the applicant.

      The applicant was notified by telephone of the ARB findings regarding

      the advertised benefits of the device.   The applicant agreed to

      delete such claims from the installation instructions.

      Conclusion and Recommendation

      The above evaluation of the "V.C. Meter Model 000—2" by the ARB

      staff showed that the installation éf the device on the vehicles

      will not adversely affect the OEM exhaust emission control system.

    Evalaution of Energy Products, International
    "¥Y.C. Meter Model 000—2" for Compliance with
    the Requirements of Section 27156 of the
    California Motor Vehicle Code                               August 6, 1976

.        The staff therefore recommends that Energy Products, International

         be granted an exemption from the prohibitions of Section 27156 of

         the Vehicle Code for its, "V.C. Meter Model 000—2" for installation

         on 1976 and older model year vehicles with engines greater than

         140 CID/2.3L.

                                            i                  EXHIBIT "A"

                            Energy Products, Inc.

.   January 12,      1976                                  P.O.   Box 1601
                                                           Fort Lauderdale, Fla.     33302

    State of California
    AIR BESOURCES BoaARp "K. Richard Kenny"
                             it       5

                         Senior Engineer
    Re:   EXECUTIVE ORDER D—14—5—A
    Relating to Exemptions under Section 27156 of the Vehicle Code.

    (V.C. Meter)

    Dear Mr. Kenny:
    Again it is time to re—apply for the exemption on the V.C. Meter,
    although there has been no change in the product, we have in the
    mean time moved the office to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, but this
    should not effect the current exemption.

    We have from the beginning had our product manufactured by
    GAMCO,   INC.,    in Oakland,    California,   they have done an excellent
    job for us and will continue the use of their facility.
    There address is GAMCO, Inc. 4726 East l2th St., Oakland, Ca.                94601

'   Please address the exemptiiomto the following address:

                                    Energy Products,    Inc.
                                    48 Hendricks Isle., #3
                                    Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
                                    {or the P.O. Box)

                     once again and wishing you the Happiest of a New Year,

    * HOLLYWOOD ACCESSORIES OF CALIFORNIA are the exclusive distributors
    Nationally of the V.C. Meter.


                Energy Products International

  July 30th, 1976

  Hr. Fernando Tan
  9528 Telstar Avenue
  El Monte, Ca. 91731

  Dear Mr.   Tan:

  As per our conversation this afternoon, I will concerning future packaging
  so state, that this product the V.C. Meter has been changed and the new
  order number will be (000—2). This V.C. Meter also has the more dense protective
  filter as per your request.

  Looking forward to the new exemption, I remain


             P. 0. BOX 1601 / FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA 33302 / (305) 467—7027

                                                                                                                     286           7t         EASY TO INSTALL l:’é,'fiiz’
                                            KGRALZETL                                                                INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS:
                                                                                                                     1.    Take off wing nut and           .q
                                                                                                                        hift air cleaner
                                                 "COMMON SENSE"                                                      2. Look      at   carburetor
               If tuel has the right combustion formula it burns extremely clean. just take a coal—oil               3. Attached to carburetor                                                         weeciaucy oesiouto nunt firs
               lantern, light the wick —— put the chimney on and turn up the wick. You will see black                                                                                                      ass siees or coamecast
                                                                                                                        you will see:                                                                    h       wort nose        a
               smoke at the top of the chimney (unburned fuel}. Now just turn the wick down and the
                                                                                                                          (a) A fuel line ending at
               black smoke disappears and you then have optimum light and clean burning fuel
                                                                                                                              fuel pump
               that     re utilizing to the utmost. This very same principle applies to your engine. You

                                                                                                                          {b) A rubber vacuum
               nood something to yary the combustion formula Jor the varied driving conditions thus
                                                                                                                              hose that ends at
               mipnimzing carpon build—up, The Variable Combustion Meter (V.C. METER) allows for
                                                                                                                              the distributor
               the vaened changes
                                                                                                                          {c) A—    crankcase    vent
                                                                                                                              line (made of rubber
                                                                                                                                                      Distributor Vacuwm
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                                                                                                                              at P C.V. Valve
                                                 ONE YEAR GUARANTEE
                                                                                                                          (d) If P.C.V fine is made of rubber simply cut hose andinsert mippies of YCM Filter
                                                                                                                               on VCM should be pointing straight up
                                    The V.C. METER is guaranteed for life from date of
                                                                                                                           {e) If P C.V. line is metal — cut out small section and use two pieces of rubber hose
                                    purchase [to be determined by receipt of mail—in
                                    warranty card} against defects in materials and                                            and insert nipples of VCM into hose and hose over the metal line — it‘s that
                                    workmanship. Should unit become défective during
                                    this period under normal and proper use, unit will be                                 {f} Put air cleaner back on as the installation is complete
                                    repaired or replaced without charge. The liability                                          nce in a while a P.C.NV. hose is oversized. In this case it is supgestedthat you use
                                    under this warrantyis expressly limited to repair or                                         reper installation will bypass carburetor completely. On some imports a hole
                                    replacement of unit which our personal examination                                             drilted into the intake manifold (See below.}
                                    discloses to be defective.                                                       *California restrictions
                                          ces                                                                        DATSUN & TOYOTA PRODUCTS; — OTHER IMPORTS
                           goozmre= DISTRIBUTED BY
                                                                                                                                                 CARBURETOR               find the    a in the imake manitold and aast rew

                                                                                                                                                                          Unscrmw one of the standard oipples from your
                                                                                                                                                                          V.C. METER and renlace it with plog *
                                                                                                                                                                          Sorew the eihow. trom Ait into the maniold on
                                                                                                                                                                          flace or the prug
                                                                                                                                                                     4)   Push one end of the mtiher hose nato this efbrn
                                                                                                                                                                          then push the mpple o« the V.C. METER ito the
               m                     =                >                                                                                                                   other end or the how       Make the    V.C. METER as
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                                                                                                                      s                   ;                         top  of intake
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                                         P.O. Box 1601                                                                         PLUG                                                             hs

                                         Fort Lauderdale, FL 33302
                                                                                                                IMPORTED CARS THAT DO NOT HAVE PLUGS IN INTAKE MANIFOLD
                                                          Purchased from:                                                                                                         d
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                                                                                                                    the hole ay clase to       veanter nt tho  anstold asyou s an   e
                        Address:                                                                                and as close to the catpuretnt ay etal will altow                   Z4R
                                                                    City        State       Zip                *1     Drill hote with a 11 327 wire dull
                                                                                                                      Tap holewith a 5« meme thread                                             \ >
                        Your name:                                                                               1    "Screw in the efhiow                                     —  1 pnih oles
                                                                                                               na               end of the rubber hose onta this elhow then push 3 fap hole s
                        Address:                                                                                                sn the ¥.C. METER, into the orher end ot the hose        20 micron filtration
                                                                                                                       fake the V.C, METER as straight up and dow n us vout can
                                                                                                                                   Gestruchons sbove                                            required in California only

                                                                                                                     Avoid dropping metal chips inside intake manifald (use magnelic drill)
                                                                                                                                                                                incxpensively at any auto
                                                                                                                     NOTE Cap, rubber hose and elhow can be purchased
                                                                                                                 accesion. parts store                                            —       Coa          rels             on            a

   QW TO TEST YOUR VARIABLE COMBUSTION METER                                               . ~   THE VCM PERFORMS UNDER LOAD:                                                   .
                                                                                                 The VCM is designed to perform under load and remains in a closed position when the
FOR ECONOMY: If you do not already have an accurate check on your MPG prior                      engineis at idle (engine vacuumat its highest). When you depress gas pedal firmly you
to installing vour V.C. METER, drive one or two tankfulls of gas while checking mileage          cause the engine vacuum to drop as the combustion formula changes. It is at this time
THEN INSTALL V.C. METER AND NOTICE THE DIFFERENCE OF MPG.                                        that the VCM opens and goes to work. When you go up a hill, pull a trailer, pass another
                                                                                                 car or in any way impose a "load" whereby the engine must breathe deeper —— this is the
FOR POWER: With proper combustion formula — ECONOMY and POWER go hand                            signal for the V.C. METER to perform. The VCM is least effective when you are driving
in glove. During your first tankful of gas you will fee! NEW POWER inyour engine. You            slow in a city — it is most effective and accomplishes its most dramatic results when
can pass, pull a trailer and enjoy driving much more with your installed V.C.      TER.          "underload!"
After a tank{ul or two af gas if you have any doubt whatsoever put masking tape on unit
{over filter) and you will feel the difference in power loss
                                                                                                 V.C. METER "FHLTER!"
FOR SERVICE: Check your oil and condition of spark plugs carefully. Drive as hard
as you wish for 1500 to 2000 miles then check yourgildip—stick andspark.plues.andyou             The V.C. METER is self servicing with the exception of the small filter on top. Every
should find no deterioration, and will note a smoother running engine. °                         15,000 miles — Rinse it in kerosine — dry by shaking it. It is then good for another
                                                                                                 15,000 miles,

                                                                                                 V.C. METER PAYS FOR ITSELF MANY TIMES OVER:
Prior to the advent of the P.C.V. Valve — the engine was vented and crankcase emissions
filtered out of the vent into the atmosphere and on the roads. When the system was               Most all of us look upon our automobiles, pick ups, campers, motor homes and trucks
closed to reduce pollution the engine would no longer breathe as it had in the past. The         as an expense (which they are). The V.C. METER will in most cases (at taday‘s prices)
V.C. METER was developed to help the system breathe in order to provide a proper                 return your original small investment Tor your VEM atter approximately 8 tankfulls of
combustion formula to accomplish a "cleandry burn" in the combustion chamber. The                gas. After that — every tankful of gas represents a good savings for you.
VCM works best under load. It meters the combustion formula {air to fuel ratio} to
assure a better combustion that ulftimately results in a greater utilization of fuel to
obtain more power and allow engine to perform and idle better.                                   NO ENGINE TUNE—UP NECESSARY:
                                                                                                 Having to tune—up your engine after installing V.C. METER is not necessary Simply
THINGS TO WATCH FOR:                                                                             install it in the P.C.V. VALVE LINE feading to base of carburetor

The VCM is adaptable to any engine with a P.C.V. Valvé and line (metal or rubber)                IMPORTANT: Installation of the V.C. METER is simple and usually can be accom—
leading to base of the YCM works it serves as a constant "mini—cleanup"           plished in 5 minutes or less.
for the engine by minimizing the carbon build up on the cylinder heads, upper.cylinder
walls, valves and spark plugs by simply effecting a "clean dry bumn"" in the combustion                                                                                           "vie.m mcam ne inSTALLED iN
                                                                                                 ADDITIONAL          INSTRUCTIONS                                                        asiy oingcrion
chamber through air—fuel ratio control
P.C.V. Valve:* 1t is vitally important that this valve be checked every 3000 to 4000
miles and replaced between 8000 and 10,000 miles or before, if necessary. The P.C.V.
hose should also be checked for any leaks or physical deterioration. it is iflegal to                                                                                                               D)
operate a vehicle with an inoperating P.C.V. Valve.                                                                                                                              seecimuey pesionto merce ET
                                                                                                                                                                                Aul sizEs of enanxcase vENT host
* Do not confuse this factory installed valve with the "V.C. Meter."
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                 WHAT YOU MAY REASONABLY EXPECT                                                                                                                   v /'
                               FROM YOUR "VCM"                                                                                                                       / iewos at oistaisuto®
You may expect an increase in your gas mileage because a "clean
                                                             — dry burn" means you                           cranxcase vent Hose ~                                       vacuum nost
are getting optimum pertormance from the gas you burn. This in turn means greater                            tENDs At R.c.v, vALVE)   M"
engine power and smoother performance                                                            @
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Some people report good improvement on their first tankful of gas on both increased                                                   cansunetor " *—=**
MPG and POWER: Others report a modest Increase their    first month — an increase their          Rew.vaave                            vent ritTine
second month — increase their third month and sometimes into the fourth month. The
VCM functions the same on each engine but each engine is different and therefore the
results vary but ultimately most everyone obtains increase in power and a smoother               * NOTE — V.C. METER may be installed in any state or country unless restricted by
running engine                                                                                     prevailing statutes.

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