Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on November 27, 2001.
As of Friday, December 14th, 2018 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModelsModification
66499-XXXX1994 through 1997 Ford trucks equipped with the 7.3L turbo-diesel engineThe OttoMind module plugs into the service port of the Ford ECM and modifies the fuel delivery under heavy load conditions. The XXXX series in the part no. is the vehicle's stock ECM code.

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-161-63
  • Executive Order 161-63 / D161-63
  • ARB # D-161-63
  • Executive Order No: D-161-63
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-161-63
  • Resolution D-161-63
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-161-63 PDF

D-161-63 Document:



                                       State of California
                                   AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                                 EXECUTIVE ORDER D—161—63

                          Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                                       of the Vehicle Code

                                    Gale Banks Engineering
                                    Ottomind Power Modules


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—45—9;

IT IS ORDERED AND RESOLVED: That the installation of the OttoMind Power Modules,
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 system and, therefore, is exempt from the prohibitions of Section 27156 of the
Vehicle Code for applicable 1994 through 2002 model—year Ford trucks equipped with the 7.3L.
turbo—diesel engine.

                     Part No.                    Model—Year Vehicles
                     66499—XXXX                  1994 through 1997
                     66509—XXXX                  1999 through 2002

The OttoMind module plugs into the service port of the Ford ECM and modifies the fuel
delivery under heavy load conditions. The XXXX series in the part no. is the vehicle‘s stock
ECM code.

This Executive Order shall not apply to any Gale Banks Engineering‘s OttoMind Power
Modules advertised, offered for sale, sold with, or installed on a new motor vehicle prior to or
concurrent with transfer to an ultimate purchaser.

This Executive Order is valid provided that the installation instructions for the OttoMind Power
Modules will not recommend tuning the vehicle to specifications different from those of the
vehicle manufacturer.

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

 Marketing of the OttoMind Power Modules using any identification other than that shown in
‘this Executive Order or marketing of the OttoMind Power Modules 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 the OttoMind Power Modules shall not be construed
 as exemption to sell, offer for sale, or advertise any component of the kit as an individual
device.


                                               _2


This Executive Order does not constitute any opinion as to the effect the use of the OttoMind
Power Modules may have on any warranty either expressed or implied by the vehicle
manufacturer.                                                                        -

This Executive Order is granted based on submitted emissions test data which showed that
the OttoMind Power Module did not adversely affect tailpipe emissions during comparative
Cold Start 505 Federal Test Procedure tests. Results of the baseline and modified emission
levels are listed. A 2001 Ford F—350 with a 7.3L diesel engine, and certified to the low
emission vehicle (LEV) emission standards was used as the test vehicle.

                  HC       CO     NOx         PM               Opacity
Baseline          0.18     1.8    6.0        0.083             1.75%
Modified          0.15     2.3    6.1        0.061             3.0%

Difference        —0.03     0.5    0.1      —0.022

Test results showed that the OttoMind Power Module did not cause exhaust emissions to
exceed the baseline emissions by more than the allowed limits of 10 percent or 0.1 grams per
mile on hydrocarbon (HC) and oxides of nitrogen (NOx), 15 percent or 1.0 grams per mile on
carbon monoxide (CO), and 15 percent or 0.03 grams per mile on particulate matter (PM) as
specified in the "Procedures for Exemption of Add—On and Modified Parts." Opacity test
results which were generated using the highest reading on the Smoke Opacity Test were
below the 40 percent standard.

This Executive Order is also based on On—Board Diagnostic II (OBD I1) testing conducted on
the same vehicle. Test data showed that the OttoMind Power Module when installed on the
vehicle did not affect the vehicle‘s ability to perform its OBD II monitoring.

The ARB finds that reasonable grounds exist to believe that use of the OttoMind Power
Module may adversely affect emissions of motor vehicles when operating under conditions
outside the parameters of the Cold Start 505 Federal Test Procedure. Accordingly, the ARB
reserves the right to conduct additional emission tests, in the future, as such tests are
developed, that will more adequately measure emissions from all cycle phases. If such test
results demonstrate that the OttoMind Power Module adversely affect emissions during
off—cycle conditions (defined as those conditions which are beyond the parameters of the Cold
Start 505 Federal Test Procedure), this Executive Order shall be effectively rescinded as of
the date the test results are validated. Further, if such test results or other evidence provides
the ARB with reason to suspect that the OttoMind Power Module will affect the durability of the
emission control system, Gale Banks Engineering shall be required to submit durability data to
show that the durability of the vehicle emission control system is not, in fact, affected and/or
that the add—on or modified part demonstrates adequate durability.




             GALE BANKS ENGINEERING—OTTOMIND POWER MODULES—D—161—63


                                                 —3.


In addition to the foregoing, the ARB 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 GALE BANKS
ENGINEERING‘S OTTOMIND POWER MODULES.

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 contestthe 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.
                                               ,&L      .

Executed at El Monte, California, this    37     day of November 2001.




                                         R. B. Suimerfield, Chief
                                         Mobile Source Operations Division




        GALE BANKS ENGINEERING—OTTOMIND POWER MODULES—D—161—63



Document Created: 2005-09-01 12:40:55
Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:40:55

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