Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on July 11, 1986.
As of Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModels
1501975 and newer GMC and AMC passenger cars and light-duty trucks with screw-in type filler caps. Not applicable for replacing OEM restrictors which have been completely removed.

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-154-1
  • Executive Order 154-1 / D154-1
  • ARB # D-154-1
  • Executive Order No: D-154-1
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-154-1
  • Resolution D-154-1
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-154-1 PDF

D-154-1 Document:



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                               State of California
                               AIR RESQOURCES BOARD

                           EXECUTIVE ORDER O—154—1.
                 Relating to Exemptions under Section 27156
                            of the Vehicle Code


                        POLLUTION CONTROL AUTO PARTS


Pursuant to the authority vested in the ATr 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 Saféety Code and Executive Order G—45—5;

IT IS ORDERED AND RESOLVED:    That the installation of the Tank Sentry
device model No. 150 manufactured by Pollution Control Auto Parts 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 damaged or tampered unleaded fuel fi1l pipe.
restrictors on 1975 and newer model—year General Motors Corporation (GMC)
and American Motors Corporation (AMC) passenger cars and light—duty trucks
with screw—in type filler caps.  It ts not applicable for replacing
original equipment manufacturer {OEM) restr1cturs which havye been
completely removed.

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> pol]utton 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 uniless prior
approval is obtained fromthe 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 mnot 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 RESQURCES BOARD OF
ANY CLAIMS OF THE APPLICANT CONCERNING ANTI—POLLUTION BENEFITS OR AanY
ALLEGED BENEFITS OF THE POLLWUTION CONTROL AUTO PARTS‘ TANK SENTRY DEVICE.


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POLLUTION CORTROL AYTO PARTS        j                EXECUTIVE ORDER D—154—1
                                                     (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 advert1s1ng or other oral or
written communication.

Section 17500 of the Business and Professions Code makes untrue or >
misleading advertising unlawful,:and Section 17534 makes v1o]at10n
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 applicatfon 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 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.


Executed at El —Monte, CalTifornia, this    w4     day of July, 1986.



                                        »Aiptinp?
                                           K. 0. Drachand,; Chig
                                           Mobile Source Division


                              State of California
                              AIR RESOURCES BOARD




EVALUATION OF POLLUTION CONTROL AUTO PARTS!‘ TANK SENTRY DEVICE MODEL 150 FOR
EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS OF YEHICLE CODE SECTION 27156 IN ACCORDANCE
WITH SECTION 2222, TITLE 13, OF THE CALIFORNIA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE




                                   July 1986


                                                            July, 1986
                              State of California
                              AIR RESOURCES BOARD




Evaluation of Pollution Control Auto Parts‘ Tank Sentry Device Model 150 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
                             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



         Pollution Control Auto Parts of 10470 Grey Cloud Trail South, Cottage

Grove, Minnesota      55016, has applied for exemption from the prohibitions of

California Vehicle Code Section 27156 for its model 150 Tank Sentry device, to

be used for repairing damaged or tampered unleaded fuel fill pipe restrictors

on catalyst equipped California—certified General Motors Corporation (GMC) and

American Motors Corporation (AMC) passenger cars and light—duty trucks with

screw—in type filler caps.      It is only applicable for replacing original

equipment manufacturer (OEM) device where remains of the OEM restrictor

exist.      Section 27156 prohibits modifications to emission controlled vehicles

which cause a reduction in the effectiveness of the vehicle‘s emission control

systems .

         The applicant submitted the specifications of the model 150 device and

four (4) samples of the device, one of which was installed in a fill pipe.

         The staff evaluated the device in accordance with the Specifications for

Fill Pipes and Openings of Motor Vehicle Fuel Tanks.      The staff also performed

installation experiments and bench tests to determine the durability of the

device. Based on the obtained results, the staff concludes that the model 150

Tank Sentry device meets the exemption requirements for installation on

specified GMC and AMC passenger cars and lTight—duty trucks.

         The staff recommends that the Poliution Control Auto Parts be granted an

exemption from the prohibitions in California Vehicle Code Section 27156 for

their model 150 Tank Sentry device and that Executive Order D—154—1 be issued.


                                  TABLE OF CONTENTS


                                                          Page No.

SUMMARY

CONTENTS                                                    i1

I.     INTRODUCTION

II.    CONCLUSION

III.   RECOMMENDATION

IV.    DEVICE DESCRIPTION

V.     DEVICE EVALUATION

VI.    DISCUSSION

VII.   APPENDICES

APPENDIX A     Drawings and Specifications of mode! 150
                    of the Tank Sentry Device

APPENDIX B     Installation Instructions                    11

APPENDIX C     New Pollution Control Product Release        12




                                         1i


EVALUATION OF POLLUTION CONTROL AUTO PARTS‘ TANK SENTRY DEVICE MODEL 150 FOR
EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS OF VEKHICLE CODE SECTION 27156 IN ACCORDANCE
WITH SECTION 2222, TITLE 13, OF THE CALIFORNIA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE
I.     INTRODUCTION

       Pollution Control Auto Parts of 10470 Grey Cloud Trail South, Cottage

Grove, Minnesota      55016, has applied for exemption from the prohibitions of

California Vehicle Code Section 27156 for its model 150 Tank Sentry device.

This device is designed to replace the damaged or tampered OEM unleaded fuel

fill pipe restrictors on catalyst equipped GMC and AMC passenger cars and

light—duty trucks with screw—in type filler caps.      It is only applicable for

replacing OEM device where remains of the OEM restrictor exist.      Section 27156

prohibits modifications to required vehicle emission control systems.

Exemptions to the Section are granted upon demonstration that the device does

not increase emissions or reduces the effectiveness of the required emission

control systems of applicable veh1c1es.

       The applicant submitted four samples, one of which was installed in a

fill pipe, for our inspection and evaluation.     The applicant also submitted

drawings and specifications of the device for evaluation.

II.    CONCLUSION
       Based on the detailed studies of the design, installation experiments

and bench tests to determine durability of the device, the staff concludes

that the model 150 Tank Sentry device meets the Vehicle Code Section 27156

requirements for exemption, for installation on specified GMC and AMC vehicles.

III.   RECOMMENDATION
       The staff recommends that the Pollution Control Auto Parts be granted an

exemption from the prohibitions of California Vehicle Code Section 27156 for

their model 150 Tank Sentry device, for installation on certain 1975 and newer

GMC and AMC passenger cars and light—duty trucks with screw—in type filler

caps and Executive Order D—154—1 be issued.


Ivy.      DEVICE DESCRIPTION

        The Pollution Control Auto Parts‘ Tank Sentry device model 150 is an

unleaded fuel fill pipe restrictor designed to replace damaged or tampered OEM

restrictors.     The model! 150 restrictor fits into a fill pipe with screw—in

filler caps on GMC and AMC passenger cars and light—duty trucks.      It is not

applicable for replacing OEM restrictors which have been completely removed

because it will then fall through the fill pipe into the tank.

        The device is made of 0.028 inch sheet metal {see Appendix A for

drawings and specifications of the device).     The device has a 0.915 inch

diameter filling hole for passing the nozzle to the required depth in the fill

pipe.     This filling hole has an eccentricity of .230" with respect to the

centerline of the fill pipe neck.     The overall diameter of the device is 1.95

inches.     The diameter of the device where the teeth have been removed is 1.56

inches.     Attached to the hind side of the device is a spring loaded 0.028 inch

thick flapper door which covers the filling hole and is maintained in the

closed position.     Executive Order No. D—154—1 and the company‘s name "PCAP"

will be imprinted on the front side of the flapper door.

        The device has twelve (12) sharp teeth, seven of which are longer and

less spaced and located on the far side of the inner hole (near the spring)

and five of which are located on the near side of inner hole.     The teeth allow

the device to be pushed into the fill pipe and to sit on top of the remains of

the OEM restrictor.

        According to the installation instructions (see Appendix B), the device

can be installed without removing the gas tank or gas filler tube from the

vehicle.    Once installed it can not be removed since the teeth are all bent

upward and the device is squeezed tightly against the fill pipe wall.


.     DEVICE EVALUATION

      The device was evaluated for its:        1) ability to restrict leaded fuel

nozzles; 2) compliance with the Specifications for Fill Pipe and Openings of

Motor Vehicle Fuel Tanks, and 3) durability.

      The filling hole diameter of the device is 0.915 inches for passing the

unleaded fuel nozzle but restricting the insertion of a leaded fuel nozzle.

There are openings between the teeth around the circumference of the device

when installed.   The openings ére not large enough to allow misfueling.

      According to the Specification for Fill Pipes and Openings of Motor

Vehicle Fuel Tanks, "angle alpha" is the angle between the axial centerline of

the fill pipe face and the axial centerline of the test nozzle spout when in

its normal resting position.     This angle should fall within the range of — 10°

and 20° and the penetration of the test fuel nozzle in the fill pipe should be

at least 2.25 centimeters.     After a review of the company‘s installation

instructions, the staff is of the opinion that the Tank Sentry device, model

150, when installed properly will meet the above requirements.        The Tank

Sentry device is only applicable for replacing OEM device where remains of the

OEM restrictor exist.

      The submitted sample of the device was installed in a GMC fill pipe with

a screw—in type filler cap.     The fill pipe was clamped in a vice and tested

for durability.   The durability test consisted of inserting and removing an

unleaded fuel nozzle through the device repeatedly, with an effort to

dislocate the restrictor.     The restrictor remained in its place during the

entire test of simulated filling operation.

      Based on the above, the staff concludes that if the device is installed

correctly it will function the same as an OEM restrictor and it meets the

requirements for exemption from the prohibitions of California Vehicle Code

Section 27156.
                                       — 3 —


vI.      DISCUSSION
         Pollution Control Auto Parts of Minnesota, has applied for exemption

from the prohibitions in California Vehicle Code Section 27156 for the model

150 Tank Sentry device.     The device is designed to replace damaged or tampered

QEM fuel fill pipe restrictors in fuel fill pipes with screw—in type filter

caps on 1975 and newer catalyst equipped GMC and AMC passenger cars and

lTight—duty trucks.

         Pollution Control Auto Parts previously applied for exemption for their

model 278 Tank Sentry device for Ford vehicles with stepped—in diameter fill

pipes.     The model 278 was exempted from the prohibitions of the Ca1{fornia

Yehicle Code Section 27156 under E.0. D—154.     The model 159 is identical to

the model 278 except for the removal of the side teeth, two on each side.        The

removal of the side teeth has made the diameter of the model 150 smaller than

the model 278 in order to allow the device to pass through the threaded part

of the fill pipe and facilitate its installation.     The Tank Sentry device is

not applicable for replacing OEM restrictors which have been completely

removed because it is necessary that remains of OEM restrictor exist for

supporting the device and preventing it from falling through the fill pipe

into the tank.

         The staff is of the opinion that the new model 150 of the Tank Sentry

device meets the requirements for exemption from the prohibitions of Vehicle

Code Section 27156 for the specified GMC and AMC passenger cars and light—duty

trucks.    The staff recommends that Executive Order D—154—1 be issued.


 Appendices    Page No.

 APPENDIX A        6

 APPENDIX B       1

_ APPENDIX C      12


                      Appendix A


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                                                  Appendix B


              Tank Sentry With Flapper Installation/Instruction Sheet
 ae tank sentry is a convenient, quick and inexpensive way to repair damaged or tampered unleaded gas
ribtube restrictors.

The tank sentry can be inserted without removing the gas tank or gas filler tube from the car with a
hammer blow to a suitable sized socket or dowel driving restrictor into place.




                    Tank Sentry with Flapper                             Typical installation




P’ltion #150 Tank Sentry with 5 teeth at bottom of filler pipe (7 at top) for installation. Insert 5 teeth
section past the threads at a 45° angle into the neck directly on top of the existing lip of original
equipment section. The 7 teeth will, at this point, be resting on top of the threads. After proper
positioning, drive into place using a suitably sized socket or dowel against the top seven teeth, but
below the bend line.

CAUTION: Make sure tampered hole is large enough to accept Tank Sentry with Flapper prior to
installation. If the new hole does not align properly use a screwdriver or suitable tool to rotate the Tank
Sentry so filler holes do align.

NOTE: The Tank Sentry MUST be in alignment with the former restrictor hole and as close as possible in
depth to original restrictor to be in compliance. If the former hole does not exist or is greatly enlarged,
the Tank Sentry should always be installed so that the offset filler hole is positioned toward the bottom
of the filler pipe.

Limitations

* All makes & models where tampering is so extensive that the Original Equipment Restrictor metal has
  been completely removed or any filler pipe with an inside diameter of more than 1.950 inches.

* All Ford Motor Co. vehicles. (Use our Part #278 for Ford vehicles with "stepped"double flange on in—
  side of tube.)




         POLLUTION CONTROL AUTO PARTS « 10470 Grey Cloud Trail South « Cottage Grove, MN 55016
                                          (612)459—9213
680520
                                                     11.


                                                                Appendix C

                        _ * x NEW POLLUTION CONTROL PRODUCT RELEASE x x
                                           Unleaded Gas Inlet Restrictor For Existing Gas Filler Tubes
         Sensible approach to preventing the use of regular gasoline. Reduces nozzle size opening to unleaded only.
         Repair damaged or tampered unleaded gas tank filler tube restrictor quicklyand inexpensively.
    *    Can be inserted without removing the gas tank or gas filler tube from car with a hammer blow to a suitably sized socket
         or dowel driving the restrictor into place.
    ®    Eliminates the necessity of replacing the entire gas tank and neck on those General Motors vehicles having a one piece
         assembly. Save $50 to $200.




                                                   #150 Tank Sentry with Flapper—Fits all General
                                                        Motor and AMC vehicles with "screw in" type
                                                        fuel filler caps




                                  Patent Pending                                                                                        .
                                  Serial Number                                                                                             C
                                         669,379                                                                      Typical {nstallation

                   * Passes emission inspections—makes cars legal                        * Installation instructions provided

                   * Simple to obtain and keep in stock                                  * No special tools required
                   * Satisfaction moneyback qurarantee                                   * Tamper proof



 CALL TOLL FREE (DIAL ALL NUMBERS) 1—800/525—0016 WAIT FOR TONE 687314

                 POLLUTION CONTROL AUTO PARTS                    10470 Grey Cloud Trail South * Cottage Grove, MN 55016

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                                            #150             Tank Sentry with Flapper                $11.40 Each




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