Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on July 8, 2003.
As of Friday, December 14th, 2018 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModelsModificationRemarks
Series 200200 & 200300Dual parallel underbody exhaust systems on 2002 and older Ford passenger cars, excluding vehicles equipped with a warm-up catalyst. Series 200200 is for front catalytic converter applications and Series 200300 is for rear catalytic converter applications.NonePlease contact the manufacturer or distributor for the exact part number for a specific vehicle. Vehicle applications are specified in Appendix A of the E.O.

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-182-31
  • Executive Order 182-31 / D182-31
  • ARB # D-182-31
  • Executive Order No: D-182-31
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-182-31
  • Resolution D-182-31
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-182-31 PDF

D-182-31 Document:



                                                                            (Page 1 of 3)

                                    State of California
                               AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                             EXECUTIVE ORDER D—182—31
                      Relating to Exemptions under Section 27156
                                   of the Vehicle Code

                           Walker Manufacturing Company
              "Three—way Catalytic Converter Series 200200 and 200300"

WHEREAS, Vehicle Code Sections 27156, and Title 13, California Code of Regulations
(hereafter "CCR") Section 2222(h), authorize the California Air Resources Board (ARB) and
its Executive Officer to exempt new aftermarket catalytic converters from the prohibitions of
Vehicle Code Section 27156.

WHEREAS, Walker Manufacturing Company (Walker), a division of Tenneco Automotive, of
2701 North Dettman Road, Jackson, Michigan 49201, has applied to the ARB for exemption
from the prohibitions in Vehicle Code Sections 27156 to market their new aftermarket series
200200 and 200300 three—way catalytic converters (TWC) on 2002 and older Ford Motor
Company passenger cars equipped with an on—board diagnostic II (OBD—II) system as
specified in Appendix A and incorporated herein. Series 200200 TWC as the front catalytic
converter and Series 200300 TWC as the rear catalytic converter will be used as a system, in
dual paralle! underbody vehicle applications specified in Appendix A. Alternatively, the
catalytic converters may be sold individually, with Series 200300 TWC sold as a rear catalytic
converter only. This Executive Order excludes vehicles equipped with a six—unit catalytic
converter system. The Series 200200 and 200300 TWC may also be installed on non—OBD
If vehicles similar in engine and exhaust configuration to those listed in Appendix A.

WHEREAS, pursuant to the authority vested in the Executive Officer by Health and Safety
Code Section 39515 and in the Chief, Mobile Source Operations Division by Health and
Safety Code Section 39516 and Executive Order G—02—003, the ARB finds that the above
aftermarket catalytic converters comply with the California Vehicle Code Section 27156 and
Title 13, California Code of Regulations, Section 2222(h). The emissions performance of the
catalytic converters was based on durability bench—aging by Delphi Engine and Chassis
Systems using the ARB—modified RAT—A bench—aging cycle for 75 hours, as specified in the
"Optional Evaluation Procedures for New Aftermarket Non—original Equipment Catalytic
Converters Equipped with On—Board Diagnostic !I (OBD I!) Systems."

WHEREAS, emissions tests conducted at the ARB Haagen Smit Laboratory, El Monte,
California, using a 1998 4.6L Mercury Grand Marquis, test group WFMXVO4.6AAA, certified
to the Passenger Car, Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) emission standards, with Series 200200
TWC installed as front catalytic converter(2) and Series 200300 TWC installed as rear
catalytic converter(2), showed the vehicle met the applicable emission standards. The
following are the test results in grams per mile:


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IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the above catalytic converters are exempt from the
prohibitions in Vehicle Code Section 27156 for installation on the approved vehicle
applications as specified in Appendix A subject to the following conditions:

      1.     No changes are permitted to the catalytic converters as described in the
             application for exemption. Any changes to the catalytic converters or any of
             their components, and other factors addressed in this order must be evaluated
             and approved by the ARB prior to marketing in California.

             Marketing of the catalytic converters using identifications other than those
             shown in the exemption application, and in this Executive Order, or marketing
             of the catalytic converters for application other than the ones shown in this
             Executive Order shall be prohibited unless prior approval is obtained from the
             ARB. Exemption of this product shall not be construed as an exemption to sell,
             offer for sale, or advertise any components of the catalytic converters as
             individual devices.

             Any oral or written references to this Executive Order or its content by Walker
             Manufacturing Company, its principals, agents, employees, distributors,
             dealers, or other representatives must include the disclaimer that the Executive
             Order or the exemption it provides is not an endorsement or approval of any
             emission reduction claims for the catalytic converters and is only a finding that
             the catalytic converters are exempt from the prohibitions of Vehicle Code
             Section 27156.

             Walker Manufacturing Company‘s installation instructions for the new catalytic
             converters must conform to requirements in Paragraphs | and X of the
             "Optional Evaluation Procedures for New Aftermarket Non—original Equipment
             Catalytic Converters Equipped with On—Board Diagnostic II (OBD 11) Systems."

             Upon installation, the catalytic converters must carry a manufacturer‘s warranty
             for 50,000 miles on the substrates and 50,000 miles or five years on the shell
             and end pipes.                                                                 ‘

             Walker Manufacturing Company and its vendors may not advertise the new
             aftermarket catalytic converters as "high or easy flow" catalytic converters or
             use any phrase that could make them appear to perform better than OEM
             catalytic converters.



    WALKER MANUFACTURING COMPANY — CATALYTIC CONVERTERS — D—182—31


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Violation of any of the above conditions shall be grounds for revocation of this order. The
order may be revoked only after ten day written notice of intention to revoke it, during 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 8TH day of July 2003.




                                    Alleégyons, Chief
                                    Mobile Source Operations Division




    WALKER MANUFACTURING COMPANY — CATALYTIC CONVERTERS — D1 82—31


                                                                                                                                                                APPENDIX A

                                                                                                                              Walker Manufacturing Company Series 200200 and 200300 OBD—I1 TWC Applications

Manufacturer |Model Cylinders Engine       Make                                                                                                       Vehicle,Model                        Monitored Front    Non—Monitored      Monitored Rear
             Year             Displacement                                                                                                                                                 Converter          Rear Converter     Converter
Ford           2002           4.6L         Ford                                                                                                       Crown Victoria {exc.   CNG   models) 200200 (LH 7 RH) 200300 (LH 7 RH)     N/A
Ford           2001           4.6L         Ford                                                                                                       Crown Victoria {exc.   CNG   models) 200200 (LH / RH} 200300 (LH 7 RH)     N/A
Ford           2000           4.6L.        Ford                                                                                                       Crown Victoria (exc.   CNG   models) 200200 (LH / RH) 200300 (LH 7 RH)     N/A
Ford           1999           4.6L         Ford                                                                                                       Crown Victoria (exc.   CNG   models) 200200 (LH / RH) 200300 (LH / RH)     N/A
Ford           1998                                                                                                           4.6L          Ford      Crown Victoria(exc.    CNG   models) 200200 (LH / RH  200300 (LH/ RH)      N/A
Ford           1997                                                                                                           4.6L          Ford      Crown Victoria                       200200 (LH / RH) 200300 (LH / RH)     N/A
Ford           1996                                                                                                           4.6L          Ford      Crown Victoria                       200200 (LH / RH) 200300 (LH / RH)     NA
Ford           1995                                                                                                           4.6L.         Ford      Crown Victoria                       200200 (LH / RH) N/A                  200300 (LH / RH
Ford           1996                                                                                                           3.8L          Ford      Mustang                              200200 (LH / RH) NA                   200300 (LH / RH)
Ford           1995                                                                                                           3.8L          Ford      Mustang                              200200 (LH / RH    N/A                200300 (LH / RH)
Ford           1994                                                                                                           3.8L          Ford      Mustang                              200200 (LH 7 RH)   N/A                200300 (LH / RH)
Ford           1998                                                                                                           3.8L          Ford      Mustang                              200200 (LH / RH) N/A                  200300 (LH / RH)
Ford           1997                                                                                                           3.8L.         Ford      Mustang                              200200 (LH / RH) N/A                  200300 (LH / RH)
Ford           1996                                                                                                           3.8L.         Ford      Mustang                              200200 (LH / RH) N/A                  200300 (LH / RH)
Ford           1995                                                                                                           5.0L          Ford      Mustang                              200200 (LH / RH)| N/A                 200300 (LH 7 RH)
Ford          1994                                                                                                            5.0L          Ford      Mustang                              200200 (LH / RH) N/A                  200300 (LH 7 RH)
Ford          2002                                                                                                            4.6L          Lincoln   Town Car                             200200 (LH / RH) 200300   (LH / RH)   N/A
Ford          2001                                                                                                            4.6L          Lincoin   Town Car                             200200 (LH 7 RH) 200300 (LH 7 RH)     N/A
Ford          2000                                                                                                            4.6L          Lincoin   Town Car                             200200 (LH / RH)   200300 (LH / RH)   N/A
Ford           1999                                                                                                           4.6L          Lincoln   Town Car                             200200 (LH / RH)   200300 (LH / RH)   N/A
Ford           1998                                                                                                           4.6L          Lincoin   Town Car                             200200 {LH / RH)   200300 (LH 7 RH)   N/A
Ford           1997                                                                                                           4.6L.         Lincoln   Town Car                             200200 (LH / RH)   200300 (LH / RH)   N/A
Ford          1996                                                                                                            4.6L          Lincoln   Town Car                             200200 (LH / RH)   200300 (LH / RH)   N/A
Ford          1995                                                                                                            4.6L          Lincoln   Town Car                             200200 (LH / RH)                      200300 (LH / RH)
Ford          2002                                                                                                            4.6L          Mercury   Grand   Marquis                      200200 (LH 7 RH)   200300 (LH / RH)   N/A
Ford          2001                                                                                                            4.6L.         Mercury   Grand   Marquis                      200200 (LH / RH)   200300 (LH / RH)   N/A
Ford          2000                                                                                                            4.6L          Mercury   Grand   Marquis                      200200 (LH 7 RH)   200300 (LH 7 RH)   N/A
Ford           1999                                                                                                           4.6L          Mercury   Grand   Marquis                      200200 (LH 7 RH)   200300 (LH / RH)   N/A
Ford           1998                                                                                                           4.6L          Mercury   Grand   Marquis                      200200 (LH / RH) 200300 (LH 7 RH)     N/A
Ford           1997                                                                                                           4.6L          Mercury   Grand   Marquis                      200200 (LH / RH) 200300 (LH / RH)     N/A
Ford           1996                                                                                                           4.6L          Mercury   Grand   Marquis                      200200 (LH / RH) 200300 (LH 7 RH)     N/A
               1995                                                                                                           4,6L.         Mercury   Grand Marquis                        200200 (LH / RH)                      200300 (LH / RH)




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