Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on June 27, 2002.
As of Thursday, December 13th, 2018 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModels
CARB-94XX1994 7.3L trucks with a manual trans.

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-180-25
  • Executive Order 180-25 / D180-25
  • ARB # D-180-25
  • Executive Order No: D-180-25
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-180-25
  • Resolution D-180-25
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Download: Executive Order D-180-25 PDF

D-180-25 Document:



                                         State of California
                                     AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                                 EXECUTIVE ORDER D—180—25

                          Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                                       of the Vehicle Code

                                            TTS, Inc.
                                        Power System Chip


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—02—003;

IT IS ORDERED AND RESOLVED: That the installation of the Power System Chip,
manufactured and marketed by TTS, Inc., 1280 Kona Drive, Compton, California 90220 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
                     CARB—94XX                   1994   trucks with a manual trans.
                     CARB—95XX                   1995   trucks, auto and manual trans.
                     CARB—G6XX                   1996   trucks, auto and manual trans.
                     CARB—97XX                   1997   trucks, auto and manual trans.
                     CARB—98XX                   1998   trucks, auto and manual trans.
                     CARB—39XX                   1999   trucks, auto and manual trans.
                     CARB—OO0XX                  2000   trucks, auto and manual trans.
                     CARB—O1XX                   2001   trucks, auto and manual trans.
                     CARB—O2XX                   2002   trucks, auto and manual trans.

The Power System Chip is a module that plugs into the service port of the Ford ECM and
modifies engine and transmission parameters during driving conditions at high load or wide
open throttle. The XX series in the part no. is the vehicle‘s stock ECM code.

This Executive Order shall not apply to any TTS, Inc. ‘s Power System Chip 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 Power System
Chip will not recommend tuning the vehicle to specifications different from those submitted by
the device manufacturer.

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


                                               2.


Marketing of the Power System Chip using any identification other than that shown in this
Executive Order or marketing of the Power System Chip 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 Power System Chip 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 Power
System Chip 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 Power System Chip did not adversely affect tailpipe emissions during comparative Cold
Start 505 Federal Test Procedures. 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.
Results showing baseline and modified emission levels are listed below.

                  HC       CO     NOx        PM                Opacity
Baseline          0.53     1.3    6.4       0.252              11.2%
Modified          0.43     1.3    6.8       0.261              7.1%

Difference        —0.1    0.0     0.4        0.009
% Difference     —18.9    0.0     6.3       3.6

Test results showed that the Power System Chip 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 an On—Board Diagnostic II (OBD II) testing conducted
on the same vehicle. Test data showed that the Power System Chip when installed on the
vehicle did not affect the vehicle‘s ability to perform its OBD 11 monitoring.

The ARB finds that reasonable groundsexist to believe that use of the Power System Chip
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 Power System Chip 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



                         TTS, INC. —.POWER SYSTEM CHIP—D—180—25


                                               —3.


are validated. Further, if such test results or other evidence provides the ARB with reason to
suspect that the Power System Chip will affect the durability of the emission control system,
TTS, 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.

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 TTS, INC.‘S POWER
SYSTEM CHIP.

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
forrevocation exist.

Executed at El Monte, California, this 27”’ day of June 2002.




                                       &Iler\%ns’,‘ahief
                                       Mobile Source Operations Division




                      TTS, INC. —POWER SYSTEM CHIP—D—180—25



Document Created: 2005-09-01 12:43:24
Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:43:24

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