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Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on November 20, 1984.
As of Wednesday, December 19th, 2018 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Models
1984-1985 3.0L Nissan 300ZX; 1984-1985 1.8L Nissan 200SX; 1984-1985 2.2L Chrysler Laser/Dodge Daytona; 1984-1985 2.6l Mitsubishi Plymouth and Dodge Conquest; 1983-1985 2.6L Mitsubishi Starion; 1983-1985 2.3L Ford Thunderbird/Mustang

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-140-6
  • Executive Order 140-6 / D140-6
  • ARB # D-140-6
  • Executive Order No: D-140-6
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-140-6
  • Resolution D-140-6
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Download: Executive Order D-140-6 PDF

D-140-6 Document:



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

                            EXECUTIVE ORDER D—140—6
                Relating to Exemptions under Section 27156
                            of the Vehicle Code


                     SPEARCO PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS, INC.
                       AIR—TO—AIR INTERCOOLER SYSTEM




Pursuant to the authority vested in the Air Resources Board by Section
27156 of the YVehicle 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 RESOLYED:       That the installation of the air—to—air
intercooler system manufactured by Spearco Performance Products, Inc. has
been found not to reduce the effectiveness of required motor vehicle
polilution control devices and, therefore, is exempt from the prohibitions
of Section 27156 of the Vehicle Code for the following OEM turbocharged
vehicles:                         {

         1.   1984—1985    3.0L   Nissan 300ZX;
         2.   1984—1985    1.8L   Nissan 200SX
         3.    1984—1985   2.2L   Chrysler Laser/Dodge Daytona;
         4.    1984—1985   2.6L   Mitsubishi Plymouth and Dodge Conquest;
         5.   1983—1985    2.6L   Mitsubishi Starion; and
         6.   1983—1985    2.3L   Ford Thunderbird/Mustang.

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 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
shall not be construed as an exemption to sell, offer for sale, or
advertise any component of a kit as an individual device.


SPEARCO PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS, INC.                  EXECUTIVE ORDER D—140—6
AIR—TO—AIR INTERCOOLER SYSTEM                            (Page 2 of 2)




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 "SPEARCO AIR—TO—AIR SYSTEM".

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

Executive Order No. D—140—3, dated November 17, 1984 is superseded and of
no further force and effect.                         '

Executed at El Monte, California, this   4g4 day of November,      1984.



                                         /%%f////&
                                         K. D. Drachand, Chief
                                         Mobile Source Division


                             State of California
                             AIR RESOURCES BOARD




Evaluation of Spearco Performance Products, Inc.‘s Air—To—Air Intercooler
System for Exemption from the Prohibitions in Vehicle Code Section 27156 in
Accordance with Section 2222, Title 13, of the California Administrative Code.




                               November 7, 1984


Evaluation of Spearco Performance Products, Inc.‘s Air—To—Air Intercooler
System for Exemption from the Prohibitions in Vehicle 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
                              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 Peformance Products, Inc. has requested an update to the

exemption from the prohibitions in Vehicle Code Section 27156, for their

air—to—air intercooler system for use on the following OEM turbocharged

vehicles:

            1.      1984—1985 3.0L Nissan 300ZX;

            2.      1984—1985 1.8L Nissan 200SX;

            3.      1984—1985 2.2L Chrysler Laser/Dodge Daytona;

            4.      1984—1985 2.6L Mitsubishi Plymouth and Dodge Conquest;

            5.      1983—1985 2.6L Mitsubishi Starion; and

            6.     1983—1985 2.3L Ford Thunderbird/Mustang.

    Executive Order (E.0.) D=140—3 was granted to Spearco Performance

Products, Inc. on October 17, 1984 on the basis that their add—on air—to—air

intercooler system did not have an adverse effect on exhaust emissions when

the system is installed on the requested 1983 and 1984 OEM turbocharged

vehicles.        Since 1985 model—year vehicles are carry—overs from the 1983 and

1984 models, the staff concludes that Spearco‘s air—to—air intercooler system

will not adversely affect exhaust emissions from vehicles for which exemption

is requested.

    The staff recommends that Spearco Performance Products, Inc. be granted an

exemption for their air—to—air intercooler system to be used on the requested

vehicles and that Executive Order D—140—6 be issued.


                              CONTENTS

                                                      Page Number



SUMMARY                                                    i

CONTENTS                                                   11

I.    INTRODUCTION                                        1

II    CONCLUSION                                           1

III    RECOMMENDATIONS                                     1

IV.    INTERCOOLER SYSTEM DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION        2

v.    DISCUSSION                                          2




                                 11


Evaluation of Spearco Performance Products, Inc.‘s Air—to—Air Intercooler
System for Exemption from the Prohibitions in Vehicle Code Section 27156 in
Accordance with Section 2222, Title 13, of the California Administrative Code.

I.     INTRODUCT ION

       Spearco Performance Products, Inc., of 7541 Woodman Place, Van Nuys,

California 91405, has requested an update to the exemption from the

prohibitions in Vehicle Code Section 27156         for their air—to—air intercooler

system for use on the following OEM turbocharged vehicles:

            1.      1984—1985 3.0L Nissan 300ZX;

            2.      1984—1985 1.8L Nissan 200SX;

            3.       1984—1985 2.2L Chrysler Laser/Dodge Daytona;

            4.      1984—1985 2.6L Mitsubishi Plymouth and Dodge Conquest;

            5.       1983—1985 2.6L Mitsubishi Starion; and

            6.      1983—1985 2.3L Ford Thunderbird/Mustang.

II.    CONCLUSIONS
       Executive Order (E.0.) D—140—3 was granted to Spearco Performance

Products, Inc. on October 17, 1984.on the basis that their add—on air—to—air

intercooler system did not have an adverse effect on the exhaust emisssions

when this system is installed on the requested 1983 and 1984 OEM turbocharged

vehicles.        Since 1985 model—year vehicles are carry—overs from the 1983 and

1984 models, the staff concludes that Spearco‘s air—to—air intercooler system

will not adversely affect exhaust emissions from vehicles for which exemption

is requested.

III.   RECQMMENDATIONS

       The staff recommends that Spearco Performance Products, Inc. be granted

an exemption for their air—to—air intercooler system to be used on the

requested vehicles and that Executive Order D—140—6 be issued.


IV.   INTERCOOLER SYSTEM DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION

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

intake air/fuel charge going into the turbocharged engine.     This reduction in

the intake charge temperature allows a higher charge density (more amount of

air per minute flowing through the engine) which means more fuel into the

engine at a given intake manifold vacuum/pressure.

      The major components of the Spearco air—to—air intercooler system are a

heat exchanger and inter—connecting mandrel bent tubes.     They are packaged

with installation hardware and instructions and sold as a kit.     The system 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 throttle(s) for

induction into the engine.   The location for the installation of the heat

exchanger varies with each vehicle model.

Y.    DISCUSSION

      Spearco‘s air—to—air intercooler system was exempted from the

prohibitions in Vehicle Code Section 27156 by the Executive Order (E.0.)

D—140—3 dated October 17, 1984 on the basis that the use of the intercooler

would not adversely affect the vehicle‘s emissions or degrade the vehicle‘s

driveability.   <~The applicant requested an update to this exemption to include

1985 OEM turbocharged vehicles as listed in the introduction of this report.


      According to the performance analysis previously submitted to the ARB,

the staff have found that the thermal efficiency of the intercooler system

ranges between 40% and 84% and that the reduction in the combustion

temperature, resulted from the cooler intake charge due to the installation of

the intercooler system, will reduce the formation of NOx gases in the

combustion chamber and, therefore, through the exhaust system.

      Since the engine design of the 1985 models are carried over from 1984

(and 1983 for 2.6L Mitsubishi Starion and 2.3L Ford Thunderbird Mustang)
model—year vehicles, the staff is of the opinion that the 1985 vehicles will

not have an adverse effect on the exhaust emissions when the Spearco‘s

air—to—air intercooler system is installed.   No additional testing was

required or performed to update this exemption.



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Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:14:32

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