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This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-153
  • Executive Order 153 / D153
  • ARB # D-153
  • Executive Order No: D-153
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-153
  • Resolution D-153
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D-153 Document:



                                                       (Page 1 of 2)°

                              State of California
                              AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                              EXECUTIVE ORDER D—153
                   Relating to Exemptions under Section 27156
                               of the Vehicle Code


                            _ EMISSION PARTS SUPPLY


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 Universal Neck
Insert Kit (UNIK) manufactured by Emission Parts Supply 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
Yehicle Code for repairing damaged or missing fuel fill pipe restrictors on
vehicles certified for unleaded gasoline only.

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.

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 EMISSION PARTS SUPPLY‘S UNIVERSAL NECK INSERT KIT (UNIK).


EMISSION PARTS SUPPLY                               EXECUTIVE ORDER D-T53
                                                    (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 vehiclie 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.

                                            é’
Executed at El Monte, California, this _<% day of March, 1985.



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                                         K. D. Drachand, Chief
                                         Mobile Source Division


                             State of California
                             AIR RESOURCES BOARD




EVALUATION OF EMISSION PARTS SUPPLY‘S UNIVERSAL NECK INSERT KIT FOR EXEMPTION
FROM THE PROKIBITIONS OF VEHICLE CODE SECTION 27156 IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION
2222, TITLE 13, OF THE CALIFORNIA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE




                                 March, 1985


                              State of California
                              AIR RESOURCES BOARD




Evaluation of Emission Parts Supply‘s Universal Neck Insert Kit for Exemption
from the Prohibitions of 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
                              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, not does mention of trade names or commercial products constitute
endorsement or recommendation for use.)


                                    SUMMARY


      Emission Parts Supply of Petaluma, California, has applied for exemption

from the California Vehicle Code Section 27156 for the Universal Neck Insert

Kit (UNIK) to be used for repairing damaged fuel fill pipe restrictors on
California certified vehic]eé designed to operate using unleaded gasoline.
Section 27156 prohibits modifications to emission controlled vehicles which

cause a reduction in the effectiveness of the vehicles‘s emission control

systems .

      The applicant submitted the specifications of the kit and two samples,

one of which was inserted into a sample fill pipe with a damaged restrictor.

      The staff evaluated the device in accordance with the requirements of

the "Specifications for Fill Pipe and Openings of Motor Vehicle Fuel Tanks",

(Specifications), as incorporated by reference in Section 2290 of Title 13,

California Administrative Code.   The evaluation of the device did not detect

any dimensional or functional discrepancies between the device and the

Specifications.
      Based on the above the staff recommends that the Emission Parts Supply‘s

Universal Neck Insert Kit be exempted from the prohibitions of Vehicle Code

Section 27156 and Executive Order D—153 be issued.


                           TABLE OF CONTENTS


                                                   Page No.

SUMMARY                                               i
CONTENTS                                             11

      INTRODUCTION                                    1

      CONCLUSI ON                              '      1

      RECOMMENDATI ON                                 1

      DEVICE DESCRIPTION                              1

      DISCUSSION                                      2

      FIGURES 1 AND 2                                 4
     ATTACHMENTS 1 AND 2                              6




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EVALUATION OF EMISSION PARTS SUPPLY‘S UNIVERSAL NECK INSERT KIT FOR EXEMPTION
FROM THE PROHIBITIONS OF VEKHICLE CODE SECTION 27156 IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION
2222, TITLE 13, OF THE CALIFORNIA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE



I.      INTRODUCTION

        Emission Parts Supply of Petaluma, California, has applied for exemption

from the California Vehicle Code Section 27156 for thercompany's Universal

Neck Insert Kit (UNIK) which is designed to replace the damaged or missing

original equipment manufacturers‘ (OEM) fuel tank fill pipe restrictor.
Section 27156 prohibits tampering of the vehicle‘s emission control systems by

the installation of add—on devices or vehicle modifications.    Exemptions to

the Section‘s prohibitions are granted proVided that it is determined that the

device does not increase emissions.

        The applicant submitted two UNIK samples for inspection and evaluation.

The applicant also submitted drawings and specifications of the kit for the

evaluation.

II.     CONCLUSION

        Based on detailed studies of the design and installation instructions of

the Universal Neck Insert Kit an evaluation of the device was made in

accordance to the requirements of the Specifications.    Based on its
evaluation, the staff concluded that the device meets all the Vehicle Code
Section 27156 exemption requirements.

III.>   RECOMMENDATION

        The staff recommends that the Emission Parts Supply‘s Universal Neck
Insert Kit be exempted from the prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section 27156 and
that Executive Order D—153 be issued.

IV.     DEVICE DESCRIPTION

        The Emission Parts Supply‘s Universal Neck Insert Kit is a fuel fill

pipe restrictor designed to replace any damaged or tampered OEM restrictor in


the existing fuel tank fill pipe.     It consists of two 0.125 inch thick plates
separated by a 0.187 inch thick spacer.      There is a filling hole of 0.910 inch

diameter for inserting the nozzle to the required depth in the fill pipe.
Attached to the center piece is an eccentric with a knife sharp edge and a

ratchet accompanied by a corresponding spring pawl.     The complete structure is

kept in place by an Allen cap screw and three rivets and spacers.      A door is
attached below the bottom plate, covering the filling hole; it is maintained

at the closed position by a spring.    The total thickness of the device is

0.637 inch (Figures 1 and 2).
      According to the installation instruction, after bending the damaged OEM

fuel fill pipe restrictor to clear the passage of the fill pipe, the device is

positioned at the same location as the OEM restrictor.      The Allen cap screw is
turned clockwise to expandvthe eccentric to make contact with the wall of the

fill pipe.   The kit is completely secured when the Allen cap screw is
tightened.

V.    DISCUSSION

      Emission Parts Supply, Petaluma, California, has applied for exemption

from the prohibitions in California Vehicle Code Section 27156 for the

company‘s Universal Neck Insert Kit.    The device is designed to replace
damaged OEM fuel fill pipe restrictors on vehicles certified for unleaded

gasoline.

      According to the Specifications, "angle alpha" and "angle beta" are the

angles between the axial centerline of the fill pipe face and the axial

centerline of the test nozzle spout when in its normal resting posiftion and
unlatched position, respectively.   The angle alpha should range between —10°
and 20° for 1979 and older model—year vehicles and no less than 30° for 1980

and newer model—year vehicles.   The angle beta should be at


                                        2.


a certain angle so that the penetration of the test fuel nozzle in the fill
pipe be at least 2.25 centimeters.   These angles will be changed and may be
out of the specifications if the restrictor‘s filling hole, which is eccentric
with respect to the fill pipe centerlTine, is not at the designed position.

      In the process of evaluating the device, the staff inspected the fue!l
fill pipe submitted by the applicant with the sample UNIK device installed and

determined that the device may not align exactly with the proper OEM

restrictor location because the OEM filling hole has been severely damaged.

The applicant was notified of this condition and subsequently submitted a

revised copy of installation instructions to assure exact positioning of the

UNIK kit.   (See attachments 1 and 2.)
      The UNIK kit does not completely cover the cross—sectional area of the

fuel fill pipe; there are openings between the outside contour of the device

and the inside wall of the fill pipe.     The staff conducted an experiment to

find out if fuel could pass through these openings by feathering the nozzle to

allow small quantities of fuel to flow into the tank.>   The experiment
determined that very Tittle fuel can pass through the openings.     Most of the

fuel coming out of the fuel nozzle splashed out of the fill pipe even though

the trigger of the fuel nozzle was in a minimum flow position.     The staff is

of the opinion, therefore, that it would be difficult to misfuel with a UNIK

installed in the fill pipe.

      With the revised installation instructions and the results from the

experiment, the staff is of the opinion that the UniVersaT Neck Insert Kit,

when installed properly, will satisfy the ARB‘s "angles" requirement and will

function as well as the OEM restrictor.                                       .

     The staff recommends that the Emission Parts Supply‘s Universal Neck
Insert Kit be exempted and that Executive Order D—153 be issued.


                  FIGURE I



COMPONENTS OF THE UNIVERSAL NECK INSERT KIT




                      i6275 in




      RACHET SPRING


                              FIGURE 2

         SIDE VIEW OF THE UNIVERSAL NECK INSERT KIT




                                                   Eccentric —



           _|_ &                           fi_
  |2325 in.
0.187 in.
                                                  4T
                                                 >90.637 in.
  ce a _4 4                                               L
    fO.lZS_‘_i__n.                                 _L__
                                             ®
                                                          0.600 in.
                                                 L 2 _3.
                     Total thickness: Left — 0.637 inch
                                    Right — 1.237 inch


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  NOTE :     .   Do not attempt to move mechanism befofe reading instructions

                 scarefully.    Unik‘s tamper—proof design, allows for ex—

                 pansion one time only!



  1. .    To allow for adequate fuel door clearance, remove or bend any

          existing obstruction—out of the, way as nec.

  2.     . Affix Unik‘s special installation tool (Unik — T1) to the top

          ‘frame and insert unit through filler neck opening.




Tppppces                                                             «
  4.     est operation of fuel door to insure proper clearances have

         " been obtained.                     .

  5.     ' Becareful not to Block’br defeat the purposé of vent lines, etc..

 ‘6.      When suitable position has been attained, turn allen cap screw

          clockwise, while holding Unik innposition with special tool.

O 7»     bGently tighten untill resistance is felt, then continue turning

         ~one additional click.
         ‘If Unik is not secure, tighten one additional click.
         Remove speciél«tool,‘test operation of fuel door, replace cap.


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  NOTE                    :   Do not attempt to move mechanism before reading instructions

                              carefully.   Unik‘s tamper—proof design, allows for ex—

                              pansion one time only!                    S     C



  1 .0                    To allow for adequate fuel door clearance, Pemove or bend any

                 .        existing obstruction out of the way as necessary.

  2.                      Affix Unik‘s special installation tool (Unik — T1) toAthe top

                          frame and insert unit through filler neck opening.

  3.                 —    Position Unik in filler neck, as close as possible to original

                          location, noting door and depth position carefully.

  4.’                     Test operation of fuel door to insure proper clearances have

                          been obtained.

  5.                      Becareful not to block or defeat the purpoée of vent lines, etc..

  6.                      when suitable poéition bas been attained, turn allen cap screw

                          clockwise, while holding Unik in position with special tool.

  7.                      Gently tighten until resistance is felt,‘tben continue turning

   l0                    _‘ one edditional click.
 4vé.        C            If Unik is not secure, tighten one additional click.

f 3.         a            Remove special tool, test operatiofl of fuel door, replace cap.




  345 S. McDowell Blvd., Suite 306, Petaluma, CA 94952 707—762—6688





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