Approval Details

Valid E.O.


This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on December 29, 1999.
As of Saturday, October 19th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModelsModificationRemarks
D900-18331990-1993 BMW 318iC 1.8LDinan recommends use of high octane fuel. Vehicles certified to an ultra low emission vehicle (ULEV) standard are excluded.Bosch ECU# 0261200175

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-176-13
  • Executive Order 176-13 / D176-13
  • ARB # D-176-13
  • Executive Order No: D-176-13
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-176-13
  • Resolution D-176-13
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Download: Executive Order D-176-13 PDF

D-176-13 Document:

                                                                                    (Page 1 of 2)

                                                 State of California
                                             AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                                           EXECUTIVE ORDER D—176—13
                                     Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                                                of the Vehicle Code

                                              DINAN ENGINEERING
                                           Performance Chips & Software

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 Performance Chips & Software, manufactured
and marketed by Dinan Engineering, Inc., 150 S. Whisman, Mountain View, California 94041 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 those applicable 1987 to 2000 BMW vehicles
listed in Exhibit A. Vehicles certified to an ultra low emission vehicle (ULEV) standard are excluded.

The Performance Chips and Software are designed to enhance the vehicle‘s performance at wide open
throttle conditions which is achieved by modifying such PROM tables as fuel delivery and timing. The
Performance Chips are applicable to older vehicles which use a removable PROM chip in the electronic
control module (ECM) for engine calibration. On newer vehicles which are equipped with a FLASH memory
 hip, new software is downloaded using a Dinan Mobile Instant Power Programmer. Software downloads can
  nly be conducted by an authorized Dinan dealer. Dinan recommends use of high octane fuel with the
Performance Chips & Software.

This Executive Order is valid provided that the installation instructions for the Performance Chips & Software
will not recommend tuning the vehicle to specifications different from those of the vehicle manufacturer.

This Executive Order shall not apply to any Dinan Engineering, Inc. Performance Chips & Software advertised,
offered for sale, or sold with orinstalled on, a motor vehicle prior to or concurrent with transfer to an ultimate

Changes made to the design or operating conditions of the Performance Chips & Software, 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 Performance Chips & Software using any identification other than that shown in this        .
Executive Order or marketing of the Performance Chips & Software for an application other than those listed in
this Executive Order shall be prohibited unless prior approval is obtained from the Air Resources Board.

This Executive Order does not constitute any opinion as to the effect the use of the Performance Chips &
Software may have on any warranty either expressed or implied by the vehicle manufacturer.

This Executive Order is granted based on the following submitted emissions test data on a 1999 BMW 7401
certified to a low emission vehicle standard. The vehicle in the modified configuration met the applicable
emission standards. Testing consisted of one Cold Start CVS—75 Federal Test Procedures in the modified
configuration. The following test results are in grams per mile with deterioration factors applied:

                              1999 BMW 740i

                    NMOG      CO       NOX     HCHO
Standard            0.075      3.4     0.2     0.015
Device              0.038     0.6      0.4     0.001

:DINAN ENGINEERING                                                 EXECUTIVE ORDER D—176—13
Performance Chips & Software                                       (Page 2 of 2)

This Executive Order is also based on On Board Diagnostic I! (OBD 11) testing conducted on the same vehicle.
Test data showed that the Software 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 Performance Chips & Software may
adversely affect emissions of motor vehicles when operating under conditions outside the parameters of the
previously prescribed test procedures. 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 Performance Chips & Software adversely affect emissions
during off—cycle conditions (defined as those conditions which are beyond the parameters of the Cold—Start
CVS—75 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 Performance Chips & Software will affect the durability of the emission control system, Dinan
Engineering, Inc. 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.                                                                                               .

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.


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 after
hearing that grounds for revocation exist.

Executed at El Monte, California, this 2#      day of December 1999.

                                 //@R. B. Summerfield, Chief
                                     Mobile Source Operations Division

                                               Exhibit A

                           Dinan "Performance Chip" Vehicle Application

BMW Model             Mode! Years               Disp Bosch ECU#         Dinan Part#
318iC*                  1990—93                  1.8L0261200175         D900—1833
318, is, iC, ti           1994                   1.8L.0261203590        ©900—1837—E
318i, is, 1C, ti         1/95—>                  1.8L.0261203357        D900—1935—E
3251X                   1989—91                  2.5L0261200351         ©900—2536
M3                      ~>12/94                  3.0L0261203506 FPR     D903—2941 965A2
                                                                  AFM   D903—2941 965A3
M3                       1/95—>                  3.0L0261203413 FPR     D903—2943 715A2
                                                                  FPR   D903—2943 71582
                                                                  FPR   D903—2943 715C2
                                                                  AFM   D903—2943 715A3
                                                                  AFM   D903—2943 715B3
                                                                  AFM   D903—2943 715C3
MS USA                  1987—88                  3.5L.0261200079        D900—3422
M6 USA                  1987—88                  3.5L0261200079         D900—3422
§251, 1T*              9/92—12/94                2.5L0261200413         D900—2550—E
530i, iT (E34)          ~>12/94                  3.0L0261200404         D900—3141—E
5301, iT                 1/95—>                  3.0L.026 1203484       D900—3143—E
7401, L*                1993—94                  4.0L026 1200404        D900—4042—E
7401, iL (E38)*         ~>12/94                  4.0L0261200404         D900—4143—E
8401 (E31)*             ~>12/94                  4.0L0261200404         D900—4042—E

1.   Applications identified with an asterisk denote part numbers which are exempt under CARB E.0. D—176—8.
2.   Part numbers noted with a "FPR" indicate chips to be used with the Dinan Fuel Pressure Regulator. °
3.   Part numbers noted with an "AFM" indicate chips to be used with the Dinan High Flow Air Flow Meter.

                                            Exhibit A Cont.

                         Dinan "Performance Software" Vehicle Application

BMW Model               Mode! Years          Engine Size               Dinan Part#
318i, is, ti              1196—99                1.9L               ©900—193
                                                                CAl D903—1932
323is coupe               1998—99                2.5L               D900—233
                                                                CAl D903—2332
3231 sedan                1999—00                2.5L.              D900—253TU
                                                                CAl D903—253TU2
323Ci coupe                2000                  2.5L               D900—253TU
                                                                CAl D903—253TU2
328is coupe               1996—99                2.8L.                 D900—283
                                                                CAl    D903—2832
328i sedan                1996—99                2.8L                  D900—283
                '                                               CAl    D903—2832
328i sedan                1999—00                2.8L                  D900—283TU
                                                                CAl    D903—283TU2
328Ci coupe                2000                  2.8L                  ©900—283TU
                                                                CAl    D903—283TU2
M3                        1996—99                3.2L                  D900—32M
                                                                CAl    D903—32M2
                                                               AFM     D903—32M3
23 1.9                    1/96—99                1.9L                  D900—193
                                                                CAl    D903—1932
23 2.3                    1999—00                2.5L                  D900—25Z2TU
                                                                CAl    D903—25ZTU2
23 2.8                    1996—99                2.8L                  ©900—282Z
                                                                CAl    D903—28Z2
23 2.8                    1999—00                2.8L           '      D900—28ZTU
                                                                CAlL   D903—28ZTU2
Z3 Coupe 2.8              1999—00                2.B8L                 D900—28Z2TU
                                                                CAl    D903—28ZTU2
M Roadster                1998—00                3.2L                  D900—32Z
                                                                CAl    D903—32Z2
                                                               AFM     D903—3223
M Coupe                   1998—00                3.2L                  D900—32Z
                                                                CAl    D903—32Z22
                                                               AFM     D903—3223
528i                      1996—99                2.8L                  ©900—285
                                                                CAl    D903—2852
5281                      1999—00                2.8L                  D900—285TU
                                                                CAl    D903—285TU2
5401                     10/95—9/98              4AL                   D900—445
                                                                CAl    D903—4452
540i                      1999—00                4 AL                  D900—445TU
                                                                CAl    D903—445TU2
740i, iL                 3/96—9/98               4.AL                  ©900—447
                                                                CAl    D903—4472
7401, iL                  1999—00                4.AL                  D900—447TU
                                                                CAl    D903—447TU2
840                      1196—9/97               4AL                   D900—448

1. Part numbers containing "TU" denote applications for engines certified to the LEV emission standard.
2. Part numbers noted with an "CAl" indicate software to be used with the Dinan Cold Air Intake.
3.   Part numbers noted with an "AFM" indicate software to be used with the Dinan High Flow Air Flow Meter.

Document Created: 2005-09-01 12:45:49
Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:45:49

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