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Valid E.O.

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This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on June 10, 1986.
As of Tuesday, August 20th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Models
For repairing damaged or mising fuel fill pipe restrictors on vehicles certified for unleaded gasoline only

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-160-1
  • Executive Order 160-1 / D160-1
  • ARB # D-160-1
  • Executive Order No: D-160-1
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-160-1
  • Resolution D-160-1
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Download: Executive Order D-160-1 PDF

D-160-1 Document:



                                                           {Page 1 of 2)

                                State of California
                                AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                             EXECUTIVE ORDER D—160—1
                   Relating to Exemptions under Section 27156
                                of the Vehicle Code


                            ADVANCED EMISSION TECHNOLOGY


 Pursuant to the authority vested in the Air Resources Boérd 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 Fuel Fill
 Pipe Restrictor manufactured by Advanced Emission Technology 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 repairing damaged or missing fuel fill pipe restrictors
 on vehicles certified for unleaded gasoline only.

 Changes made to the design or operating conditions of the device, as exempted
 by the Air Resources Board, 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 pronibited 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.
                                                      «

 THIS EXECUTIVE ORDER DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A CERTIFICATION, ACCREODITATIQN,
 APPROVAL, OR ANY QTHER TYPE OF ENDORSEMENT &¥ THE AIR RESOURCES BOARD OF ANY
 CLAIMS OF THE APPLICANT CONCERNING ANTI—PQLLUTION BENEFITS OR ANY ALLEGED
 BENEFITS OF THE UNIVERSAL FUEL FILL PIPE RESTRICTOR MANUFACTURED BY aDvANCED
 EMISSION TECHNOLOGY.

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
writter communication.

Section 17500 of the Business and Professions Code makes untrue or misleading
advertising unlawful, and Section 17534 makes violation punishable as a
misdemeanor.


ADVANCED EMISSION TECHNOLOGY                     '    EXECUTIVE ORDER D—160—1
                                                      (Page 2 of 2)



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 misdemeanar.""

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.

                          e    Eavd
Executed at E1 Monte, California, this
                                      ig—     IL2 4 day   of June, 1986.




                                            K. D. Drachand, Chief
                                            Mobile Source Division


                           State of California
                           AIR RESOURCES BOARD




EVALUATION OF ADVANCED EMISSION TECHNOLOGY‘S UNIVERSAL FUEL FILL PIPE
RESTRICTOR FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS OF VEHICLE CODE SECTION 27156
IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 2222, TITLE 13, OF THE CALIFORNIA ADMINISTRATIVE
CODE




                                  June, 1986


                              State of California
                              AIR RESOURCES BOARD




EVALUATION OF ADVANCED EMISSION TECHNOLOGY‘S UNIVERSAL FUEL FILL PIPE
RESTRICTOR 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



      Advanced Emission Technology of Vancouver, Washington, has requested an

update to their exemption from the California Vehicle Code (V.C.)

Section 27156 under Executive Order D—160 for their universal fuel fill pipe

restrictor to be used for repairing damaged fuel fill pipe restrictors on

California certified vehicles designed to operate using unleaded gasoline.

V.C. Section 27156 prohibits modifications to automobile emission control

systems unless it is demonstrated that the effectiveness of the control system

is not reduced.

      The request is to include an additional method of attachment of the

restrictor to the fill pipe.   The previous Executive Order D—160 allowed the

restrictor to be installed by soldering, silver soldering, brazing or

welding.   The additional method proposed is cold—welding the restrictor in

place with a product called "J—B Weld."   The staff evaluated this method of

installation and found it to be satisfactory.

      The staff recommends the request for an update be granted and that

Executive Order D—160—1 be issued.


                          TABLE OF CONTENTS


                                              Page Number



SUMMARY                                            i

CONTENTS                                           i1
      INTROBUCTION                                 1
      CONCLUSION                                   1

     RECOMMENDATION                               1

     DEVICE DESCRIPTION                           1

     DEVICE EVALUATION                            2
     DISCUSSION                                   3




                                i1


EVALUATION OF ADVANCED EMISSION TECHNOLOGY‘S UNTVERSAL FUEL FILL PIPE RESTRICTOR
FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS OF VEHICLE CODE SECTION 27156 IN ACCORDANCE
WITH SECTION 2222, TITLE 13, OF THE CALIFORNIA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE

I.     INTROBUCTION

       Advanced Emission Technology {AET) of Vancouver, Washington, has

requested an update to their exemption from the California Vehicle Code

Section 27156 for the universal fuel fill pipe restrictor which is designed to

repair the damaged or missing original equipment manufacturers‘    {OEM) fuel

tank fill pipe restrictor.     The request is to allow the restrictors to be

installed using the cold—weld compound known as "J—B Weld" and to remove the

restriction which allows sales of the device by qualified repair facilities or

mechanics only.     The purpose of this restriction on the sales of the device

was intended to reduce the risk of explosion when welding or soldering around

gas tanks.    AET felt that qualified mechanics are familiar with methods of

working on gas tanks safely.     J—B Weld does not require open flame for

installation.     AET feels that the do—it—yourselfer can safely install the

restrictor and therefore requests that the restriction on the sales be

eliminated.

II.    CONCLUSION
       Evaluation of the installation of the restrictor with J—B Weld showed

that this method is satisfactory.     Based on the evaluation the staff concludes

that the update should be granted as requested.

III.   RECOMMENSATION
       The staff recommends that Executive Order D—160—1 be issued.

IV.    DEVICE DESCRIPTION

       For a detailed description of the AET universal fuel fill pipe

restrictor please refer to the December, 1985, staff report entitled


"EVALUATION OF ADVANCED EMISSION TECHNOLOGY‘S UNIVERSAL FUEL FILL PIPE

RESTRICTOR FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS OF VEHICLE CODE SECTION 27156

IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 2222, TITLE 13, OF THE CALIFORNIA ADMINISTRATIVE
CODE."

         The update requested is to include J—B Weld as a method of attachment of

the restrictor to the fill pipe.     J—B Weld consists of two parts; a liquid

base containing fine\meta] particles and a hardening compound.     When the two

parts are mixed and applied to other metals a strong bond occurs once the

solution solidifies.     The J—B Weld company claims that J—B Weld is not

affected by gasoline, which naturally would be a requirement for its use in a

fill pipe.

¥.       DEVICE EVALUATION

         A thorough evaluation of the AET universal fuel fill pipe restrictor is

described in the same December, 1985, staff report.     An evaluation of the

installation using J—B Weld was performed in order to determine if the update

requested should be granted.     The same simple durability tests were performed

on the restrictor when installed in a typical fill pipe with J—B Weld.      The

first test was performed approximately 32 hours after the J—B Weld was

applied.     This test showed that J—B Weld produced a satisfactory bond.   To

examine the effects of gasoline on J—B Weld the same fill pipe and restrictor

were submerged in unleaded gasoline for approximately 24 hours.     A second

durability test was then performed.     This test showed no degradation of the

bond, therefore, J—B Weld was determined to be a satisfactory method of

installation.    AET will continue to sell their restrictor to repair facilities

which will have the option of installing the restrictor with J—B Weld, by

soldering or by welding.     In addition to these sales, AET intends to market


the restrictor individually in auto parts stores for the do—it—yourseifer.

The package will include the restrictor, a supply of J—B Weld and instructions

for installing the restrictor with J—B Weld only.     The packaging and

installation instructions are satisfactory for over—the—counter sales.

VI.   DISCUSSION

      There is a need for a product of this type in California.     Using the

inspection/maintenance program test data summaries for a four month period it

was determined that 3.3% of the vehicles tested had tampered fuel fill pipe

restrictors.     Out of 177,200 vehicles which require unleaded fuel that were

tested, 5826 vehicles had been tampered.     Since receiving Exegutive Order

D—160, AET has sold thousands of their restrictors.     The installed cost to the

consumer ranges from 30 to 80 dollars.     In order to provide a more economical

means for customers to comply with emission regulations AET wishes td provide

a product for the do—it—yourselfer.     The staff believes this is a good idea

because it will keep the cost of a fill pipe restrictor repair at a level

where the consumer will not become upset when trying to obtain a certificate

of compliance.

      The installation of the AET restrictor with J—B Weld is satisfactory and

a much safer method than was previously exempted.     Therefore the staff

recommends that AET be granted an update as requested and that Executive Order

D—160—1 be issued.



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