Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on July 17, 2003.
As of Monday, March 18th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModelsModification
629042001 through 2003 model-year General Motors trucks equipped with the 6.6L diesel engineThe Big Hoss Programmer is an add-on control module installed in series with the factory control module. The Big Hoss Programmer is pre-programmed by Gale Banks Engineering, with no user adjustments.

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-161-71
  • Executive Order 161-71 / D161-71
  • ARB # D-161-71
  • Executive Order No: D-161-71
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-161-71
  • Resolution D-161-71
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Download: Executive Order D-161-71 PDF

D-161-71 Document:



                                      State of California
                                  AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                                EXECUTIVE ORDER D—161—71

                         Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156 .
                                      of the Vehicle Code


                                  Gale Banks Engineering.
                            Big Hoss Programmer, Part No. 62904


Pursuant to the authonty 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—02—003;

IT IS ORDERED AND RESOLVED: That the installation of the Big Hoss Programmer,
Part No. 62904, 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 2001 through 2003 model—year General
Motors trucks equipped with the 6.6L diesel engine.

The Big Hoss Programmer is an add—on control module installed in series with the factory
control module. The Big Hoss Programmer is pre—programmed by Gale Banks Engineering,
with no user adjustments.

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

This Executive Order is valid provided that the installation instructions for the Big Hoss
Programmer 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 Big Hoss Programmer, 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 Big Hoss Programmer using any identification other than that shown in this
Executive Order or marketing of the Big Hoss Programmer 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 Big Hoss Programmer shall not be construed as
exemption to sell, offer for sale, or advertise any component of the kit as an individual device.

This Executive Order does not constitute any opinion as to the effect the use of the Big Hoss
Programmer may have on any warranty either expressed or implied by the vehicle
manufacturer.


                                                2.


This Executive Order is granted based on submitted emissions test data which showed that
the Big Hoss Programmer did not adversely affect tailpipe emissions during a Cold—Start 505
Federal Test Procedure. A 2002 model year General Motors K2500 with a 6.6L diesel
engine, and certified to the Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) emission standards was used as the
test vehicle.

                  HC    CO    NOx              PM Opacity
Stock             0.13 1.238 4.663           0.063 4.7%
Banks Controller O0.11 1.174 4.743            0.071 11%
Difference       —0.02 —0.064 0.08           0.008
% Change          —15% —0.6% 0.2%            0.1%

Exhaust emissions during comparative Cold Start 505 Federal Test Procedure showed that
the Big Hoss Programmer did not cause emissions to exceed baseline levels 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 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 were also below their applicable
emission standard. This Executive Order is also based on an On—Board Diagnostic II
(OBD I1) testing conducted on the same vehicle. Test data showed that the Big Hoss
Programmer when installed on the vehicle did not affect the vehicle‘s ability to perform its
OBD !I monitoring.

The ARB finds that reasonable grounds exist to believe that use of the Big Hoss Programmer
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 Big Hoss Programmer adversely affects 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
provide the ARB with reason.to suspect that the Big Hoss Programmer 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.

The ARB reserves the right in the future to review this Executive Order andthe 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.




                     GALE BANKS—BIG HOSS PROGRAMMER—D—161—71


                                               —3.


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 BIG HOSS PROGRAMMER.

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 [Z”’I day of July 2003.




                                   AII%yons, Chief
                                   Mobile Source Operations Division




                     GALE BANKS—BIG HOSS PROGRAMMER—D—161—71



Document Created: 2005-09-01 12:44:56
Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:44:56

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