Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on March 24, 1988.
As of Thursday, October 17th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModels
No. 07-01021985-1988 2.3 liter Ford Merkur vehicles with OEM turbochargers.

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-140-23
  • Executive Order 140-23 / D140-23
  • ARB # D-140-23
  • Executive Order No: D-140-23
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-140-23
  • Resolution D-140-23
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Download: Executive Order D-140-23 PDF

D-140-23 Document:



                                                             (Page 1 of 2)
                               State of Callfornia
                               AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                           EXECUTIVE ORDER D—140—23
                  Relating to Exemptions under Section 27156
                             of the Vehicle Code


                     SPEARCO PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS, INC.
            RAPIDO GROUP AIR—TO—AIR INTERCOOLER KIT NO. 07—0102


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;

1T IS ORDERED AND RESOLVED:     That the Installation of the Rapido Group
alr—to—air Intercooler kit number 07—0102 manufactured by Spearco
Performance Products, inc. 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 1985—1988 2.3
‘liter Ford Merkur vehlcles with OEM turbochargers.

This exemption shall not apply to any device, apparatus, or mechanism
advertised, offered for sale or sold with, or installed on, a motor vehicle
prior to or concurrent with transfer to an ultimate purchaser.

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 Alir 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. an 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 shal!
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 SPEARCO PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS, INC. RAPIDO GROUP AIR—TO—AIR
INTERCOOLER KIT NO. 07—0102.


                                                                   ~—.—

SPEARCO PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS, INC.                 EXECUTIVE ORDER D—140—23
RAPIDO GROUP AIR—TO—AIR INTERCOOLER KIT NO . 07—0102   (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.

Sectlon 17500 of the Business and Professlons Code makes untrue or
misleading advertl!sing unlawful, and Section 17534 makes violation
punishable as a mlsdemeanor .

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 appliication to the state board for
     certification of a device, represent, any device as a motor
     vehicle poliution control device for use on any used motor
     vehicle uniess 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 certifled device
     which, in fact, is not a certified device.    Any violation of this
     subdivision Is a misdemeanor.">

Any apparent vlolation 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—140—20, dated May 27, 1987,   is superseded and of no
further force and effect.

Executed at El Monte, Californla, this     2 % day of March,   1988.



                                                   7
                                         K. D. Drachand, Chief
                                         Mobile Source Division


                            State of California
                            AIR RESOURCES BOARD




Evaluation of Spearco Performance Products,     Inc.‘s Rapido Group Air—To—Air
Intercooler Kit No. 07—0102 for Exemption from the Prohibitions in Vehicle
Code Section 27156 in Accordance with Section 2222, Title 13, of the
California Administrative Code.




                                  March, 1988


Evaluation of Spearco Performance Products, Inc.‘s Rapido G@roup Air—To—Air
Intercooler Kit No. 07—0102 for Exemption from the Prohibltions in Vehicle
Code Section 27156 in Accordance with Section 2222, Title 13, of the
California Administrative Code.




                                     by

                           Moblle Source Division

                            State of California
                            Air Resources Board
                            9528 Telstar Avenue
                            El 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

    Spearco Performance Products,       Inc.   (Spearco) has requested an update to

the existing Air Resources Board Executive Order         D—140—20.        Request   is   to

include the Rapido Group air—to—air       intercooler kit number 07—0102 designed

for 1988 model—year Ford Merkur 2.3 liter vehicles with an OEM turbocharger

in the exemption.

     Executive Order D—140—20 was granted to Spearco on May 27, 1987, on the

basis   that   their   air~to—air   intercooler kit did not have an adverse effect

on the vehicles‘ exhaust emissions.        Since the 1988 model—year          2.3   liter

Ford Merkur     vehicles are carry—overs from 1987 models, the staff concludes

that Spearco‘s Rapido G@roup air—to—air        intercooler kit   number   O7—0102 wil!

not adversely affect exhaust emissions from the requested vehicles.

     The staff recommends that Spearco be granted their             request    and that

Executive Order D—140—22 be issued.


                                     CONTENTS




                                                       Page Number




SUMMARY                                                      i

CONTENTS                                                    H

1.     INTRODUCT 1ON                                         1

11.     CONCLUSION                                           1

111.   RECOMMENDAT IONS                                      1

IV.    INTER     LER KIT D   RIPTION_AND   OPERATION         2

V.     D ISCUss ILON                                         2


Evaluation of Spearco Performance Products, Inc.‘s Rapido Group Air—To—Air
Intercooler Kit No. 07—0102 for Exemption from the Prohibitions in Vehicle
Code Section 27156 in Accordance with Section 2222, Title 13, of the
California Administrative Code.


1.    INTRODUCT ION

      Spearco Performance Products,         Inc.   (Spearco),   of 7541     Woodman      Place,

Van Nuys, California $1405, has requested an update to the existing Air

Resources Board (ARB) Executive Order (E.0.) D—140—20.              Under E.0. D—140—20,

Spearco‘s Rapido Group air—to—air intercooler kit number 07—0102 is exempted

from the prohibltions of Vehicle Code Section 27156 for use on 1985~1987 2.3

liter Ford Merkur vehicles with OEM turbochargers.

      Request       is to    include the 1988 model—year Ford            Merkur    2.3    liter

vehicles with an OEM turbocharger          in the exemption.

11.      NCLUS    I ON

      E.0. D—140—20 was granted to Spearco on the basis that the Rapido Group

air—to—air       intercooler kit did not    have an adverse effect          on    the exhaust

emissions when the kit is installed on the 1985—1987 2.3 liter Ford Merkur

vehicles with OEM turbocharger.          Since the 1988 model—year 2.3             liter Ford

Merkur    vehicles are carry—overs from 1987 models, the staff concludes that

Spearco‘s Rapido Group air—to—air          Iintercooler   kit   number    07—0102 wil!      not

adversely affect exhaust emissions from the requested vehicles.

I11. RECOMMENDATIQNS

      The staff          recommends that Spearco be granted an exemption updated as

requested and that         Executive Order D—140—23 be    issued.


IV.    INTER         LER KIT DESCRIPTION AND           OPERATION

       The purpose of the         intercooler          is   to   reduce    the    temperature of      the

intake air/fue!          charge going     into the turbocharged engine.                This reduction

in    the   intake charge temperature allows a higher                        charge density       (more

amount of       air    per minute filowing through the engine) which means more fue!

into the engine at a given            intake manifold vacuum/pressure.

       The major components of the Spearco Rapido Group air—to—air                           intercooler

kit number 07—0102 are a heat exchanger and                      inter—connecting mandrel          bent

tubes.      They are packaged with           installation hardware and                instructions and

sold as a kit.           The klt    is designed using different                   design     concepts,

including tubing           lengths,    diameter and bends, to suit the requirements of

the   individual vehicle.

       The air—to—air heat exchanger              is    located    in such a way that the heated

charge air flow goes through one section and ambient air                           flows    through the

other section, cooling the heated, compressed charge air.                                   The cooled

compressed air          is then passed out of the heat exchanger to the                          intake

manifold.        The    location    for   the installation of the heat exchanger varies

with each vehicle model! .

v.     D1        1ON

       Spearco‘s Rapido Group air—to—air intercooler                        kit    number   07—0102    is

exempted from the prohibitions of California Vehicle Code Section 27156 by

the E.0. D—140—20 on the basis that               the use of         the    intercooler would not

adversely        affect     the    vehicle‘s       emissions or            degrade the vehicle‘s

driveablility.          The applicant     requested an update                to the    exemption       to

include        the    1988 model—year       2.3        liter     Ford Merkur      vehicles with OEM

turbochargers.


     Since   the   1988 model—year    2.3   liter   Ford Merkur vehicles are carry—

overs from 1987 models,   the staff   is of the opinion that     the Rapido Group

air—to—air   intercooler kit number 07—0102 will      not have an adverse effect on

the exhaust emissions from vehicles requested for update.



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