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This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-161-104
  • Executive Order 161-104 / D161-104
  • ARB # D-161-104
  • Executive Order No: D-161-104
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-161-104
  • Resolution D-161-104
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D-161-104 Document:



                                       State of California
                                   AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                                EXECUTIVE ORDER D—161—104

                         Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                                    of the California Vehicle Code

                                    Gale Banks Engineering
                                 Banks Ram—Air Intake System

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 Section 39515 and Section 39516 of
the Health and Safety Code and Executive Order G—14—012;

IT IS ORDERED AND RESOLVED: That the installation of the Banks Ram—Air Intake
System, manufactured and marketed by Gale Banks Engineering, 546 Duggan Avenue,
Azusa, California 91702, has been found not to reduce the effectiveness of the applicable
vehicle pollution control systems and, therefore, is exempt from the prohibitions of Section
27156 of the Vehicle Code for the following Ford Vehicles equipped with a gasoline engine:

P/IN          Vehicle
41884         2015 and 2016 F—150 with a 2.7 or 3.5L turbo engine
41884—D        2015 and 2016 F—150 with a 2.7 or 3.5L turbo engine
41888          2015 and 2016 F—150 with a 5.0L engine
41888 —D       2015 and 2016 F—150 with a 5.0L engine

The Banks Ram—Air Intake System consists of following main components: Conical
element air filter, air intake tubing from throttle body to filter, integrated air filter box and ram
air inlet, and all necessary mounting hardware for proper installation. The stock air
temperature sensor is retained in its stock location and orientation. No other changes are
made for proper installation. Installation of the Ram—Air requires the removal of the
stock air filter housing and intake air tubing. If the stock air filter housing contains
the vehicle‘s tune—up & emissions control decal, a replacement decal must be placed
in a similar location. Kit does not require an ECU upgrade.

This Executive Order is valid provided that the installation instructions for the Banks
Ram—Air Intake System will not recommend tuning the vehicle to specifications different
from those of Gale Banks Engineering.

Changes made to the design or operating conditions of the Banks Ram—Air Intake System,
as exempt by the Air Resources Board, which adversely affect the performance of the
vehicle‘s pollution control system shall invalidate this Executive Order.

This exemption is issued based on submitted comparable emissions test data, from the
SEMA Garage, Diamond Bar, California, on a 2.7L turbocharged 2015 model year Ford
F—150, certified to the LEV III ULEV 70 emission standards and tested using the Cold—Start
CVS—75 Federal Test Procedure (FTP) test cycle and the Supplemental Federal Test
Procedure (SFTP USO6/SC03) test cycles.


                                            CVS—75 FTP
                                    NMOG       CO    NOx            HCHO
Baseline, 2 test average            0.076      0.5   0.012          0.002
Device, 2 test average              0.060      0.4   0.008          0.001

                                            US06/SC03
                                  NMHC+NOx          cCO
Baseline                            0.06/0.01       0.6/0.01
Device                              0.04/0.01       0.5/0.00

Test results showed that the Banks Ram—Air Intake System when installed on the vehicle
did not cause exhaust emissions to exceed the baseline emission levels during the FTP
and SFTP test cycles. This Executive Order is also based on the On—Board Diagnostic II
(OBD I1) testing conducted on the same test vehicle. The Banks Ram—Air Intake System
when installed on the test vehicle did not affect the vehicle‘s ability to perform its OBD II
monitoring.

The Air Resources Board reserves the right in the future to review this Executive Order and
the exemption provided herein to assure that the exempted add—on or modified part
continues to meet the standards and procedures of Title 13, California Code of
Regulations, Section 2222, et seq.

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
BANKS RAM—AIR INTAKE SYSTEM.

No claim of any kind, such as "Approved by the Air Resources Board", may be made with
respect to the action taken herein in any advertising or other oral or written communication.

Violation of any of the above conditions shall be grounds for revocation of this order. The
order may be revoked only after a ten—day written notice of intention to revoke the order, in
which period the holder of the order may request in writing a hearing to contest the
proposed revocation. If a hearing is requested, it shall be held within ten days of receipt of
the request and the order may not be revoked until a determination is made after the
hearing that grounds for revocation exist.

Executed at El Monte, California, this 29            day of June 2016.



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                       nnette Hebert, Chief
                      Emissions Compliance, Automotive Regulations and Science Division




    GALE BANKS ENGINEERING — BANKS RAM—AIR INTAKE SYSTEM — D—161—104



Document Created: 2016-08-01 16:58:17
Document Modified: 2016-08-01 16:58:17

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