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This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on November 21, 1989.
As of Saturday, December 15th, 2018 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Models
NOT LEGAL FOR SALE OR INSTALLATION AFTER 12/31/08

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-183-1
  • Executive Order 183-1 / D183-1
  • ARB # D-183-1
  • Executive Order No: D-183-1
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-183-1
  • Resolution D-183-1
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Download: Executive Order D-183-1 PDF

D-183-1 Document:



                                                               (Pagé 1 of 2)

                               State of California
                              AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                             EXECUTIVE ORDER D—183—1
                    Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                               of the Yehicle Code


                    PERFECTION AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTS CORPORATION
                      "NEW AFTERMARKET CATALYTIC CONYVERTERS"


 WHEREAS, ¥ehicle Code Section 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 Yehicle Code Section 27156.

 WHEREAS, Perfection Automotive Products Corporation of 12445 Levan Road,
 Livonia, Michigan 48150, has applied to the ARB for exemption from the
. prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section 27156 for their new aftermarket
 catalytic converters for the following applications:

 Qonve[ter Type            Series        Max . Engjgg Size     Max. Veh. Weight

 A2Way   (OC)              23017          5.7L   (350   CID)   4,000   1bs
 3—Way   + OC (as 3—Way)   23062—5,7,8   —3.8L   (231   CID)   4,250   ibs
 3—Way   + OC              23057          5.0L   (305   CID)   4,250   1bs
 3—Way   + OC (as OC)      23057    .     5.0L   (305   CID)   4,250   1bs

 WHEREAS, pursuant to the authority vested in the Executive Officer by Health
 and Safety Code Section 39515 and in the Chief, Mobile Source Division by
 Health and Safety Code Section 39516 and Executive Order G—45—5, the Air
 Resources Board finds that the above aftermarket catalytic converters comply
 with the California Vehicle Code Section 27156 and Title 13, California Code
 of Regqulations, Section 2222(h}.

 IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the above catalytic converters are exempt from
 the prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section 27156 for installation on the
 approved application vehicles subject to the following conditions:

    1.    No changes are permitted to the converters as described in the
         application for exemption. Any changes to the converters, applicable
         mode! year, or other factors addressed in this order must be
         evaluated and approved by the Air Resources Board prior to marketing
         in California.                       e

    2.    Marketing of the converters using identifications other than those
          shown in the exemption application or marketing of the converters for
          applications other than those listed in the application catalog shall
          be prohibited unless prior approval is obtained from the Air
          Resources Board. Exemption of these products shall not be construed
          as an exemption to sell, offer for sale, or advertise any components
          of the converters as individual devices.


PERFECTION AUTOMOTIVE PROBUCTS CORP.                EXECUTIVE ORDER D—183—1
"NEW AFTERMARKET CATALYTIC CONVERTERS"             (Page 2 of 2)




   3.   Any oral or written references to this Executive Order or its content
        by Perfection Automotive Products Corporation, 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 emissions
        reduction claims for the catalytic converters and is only a finding
        that the converters are exempt from the prohibitions of VY¥ehicle Code
        Section 27156.

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.

Executive Order D—183 dated September 23, 1988 is superseded and of no
further force and effect.            oo     e

Executed at El Monte, Ca11fornia, this          ay of November, 1989.




                                         KT D. Drachand, Chief
                                         Mobile Sour;e Division


                  State of California
                  AIR RESOURCES BOARD




 EVALUATION OF PERFECTION AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTS CORPORATION
    NEW AFTERMARKET CATALYTIC CONVERTERS FOR EXEMPTION
 FROM THE PROHIBITIONS OF VEHICLE CODE SECTION 27156 AND
TITLE 13, CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS, SECTION 2222(h)




                      November, 1989


                EVALUATION OF PERFECTION AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTS CORPORATION
                   NEW AFTERMARKET CATALYTIC CONVERTERS FOR EXEMPTION
                FROM THE PROHIBITIONS OF VEHICLE CODE SECTION 27156 AND
               TITLE 13, CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS, SECTION 2222(h)
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                                             by
                                  Mobile Source Division

                                   State of California
                                   AIR RESOURCES BOARD
                                   9528 Telstar Avenue
                                   E1 Monte, CA 91731



       (This report has been reviewed by the staff of the California Air Resources
       Board and approved for publication.   Approval does not signify that the
       contents necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Air Resources
       Board, nor does mention of trade names or commercial products constitute
       endorsement or recommendation for use.)


                                    SUMMARY



        Perfection Automotive Products Corporation (Perfection}) of 12445

Levan Road, Livonia, Michigan 48150, has applied for exemption for their new

aftermarket two—way or oxidation (OC) and three—way plus oxidation (TWC +

OC) catalytic converters under the California regulations for new

aftermarket catalytic converters.    Perfection plans to use the oxidation

converter on 5.7 liter vehicles up to 4000 lbs.    The three—way plus

ocxidation converter is to be used as a three—way converter on 3.8 liter

vehicles up to 4250 1bs, as oxidation converter on 5.0 liter vehicles up to

4250 1bs, and as three—way plus oxidation converter on 5.0 liter vehicles up

to 4250 1bs.

        Emissions data submitted show that the catalytic converters meet the

requirements of V¥ehicle Code Section 27156 and Title 13, California Code of

Regulations, Section 2222({(h) for the stated applications.   Based on the

above, the staff recommends that the exemption be granted as requested.


                                    CONTENTS

                                                Number
SUMMARY                                            1

CONTENTS                                          11

I.         INTRODUCTION                            1
II.        CONCLUSION                              1
III.       RECOMMENDATION                          1
IV.        DESCRIPTION                             2
¥.           ¥ICE   EVALUATIO                      2

           APPENDIX                              A—1
           Aging and Test Vehicles Parameters




                                        11


            EVALUATION OF PERFECTION AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTS CORPORATION
            NEW AFTERMARKET CATALYTIC CONVERTERS FOR EXEMPTION FROM
               THE PROHIBITIONS OF VEHICLE CODE SECTION 27156 AND
           TITLE 13, CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS, SECTION 2222(h)


1.         INTRODUCTION

           Perfection Automotive Products Corporation (Perfection) of 12445

Levan Road, Livonia, Michigan 48150, has applied for an exemption for their

new aftermarket two—way or oxidation (OC), and three—way plus oxidation (TWC

+ OC) catalytic converters in accordance with the California regulations on

new aftermarket catalytic converters.     The converters and their applications

are shown below:

Type_                     SeriesNo        EngineSize         Max.V¥eh.Wt.
oC                        23017            5.7L (350 CID)    4000 1bs
TWC + 0C (as TWC)         23062—5,7,8      3.8L (231 CID)    4250 lbs
TWC + 0C                  23057            5.0L (305 CID)    4250 1bs
TWC + OC (as 0C)          23057            5.0L (305 CID)    4250 1bs


II.        CONCLUSION
           The applicant has submitted all the required information and based

on the submitted exhaust emissions test data, the staff concludes that the

catalytic converters meet the criteria set forth in Vehicle Code Section

27156 and Title 13, California Code of Regulations, Section 2222(h).

III.       RECOMMENDATION

           The staff recommends that the exemption be granted as requested and

that Executive Order No. D—183—1 be issued, permitting the advertisement,

sale and installation of the new aftermarket catalytic converters.


           IV.      DEVICEDESCRIPTION

                    The Perfection oxidation catalytic converter consists of honeycomb
* tet6s,




           type substrates coated with platinum and palladium.    The three—way plus

           oxidation substrates are coated with platinum, palladium and rhodium, and

           air injection is incorporated between the reducing and oxidizing substrates.

           The substrates are enclosed in an outer shell or container of stainless

           steel.   The converters use materials and construction similar to the

           original equipment manufacturers.    The catalytic converters are sold with

           installation instructions and kits as shown in the application catalog.

           They are also sold with a two year or 25,000 mile warranty on the substrates

           and five years or 50,000 miles on the container or shell.

           v.       DEVICE   EVALUATION

                    Perfection submitted test data on the catalytic converters.    The

           tests were conducted by Olson Engineering, Inc., Huntington Beach,

           California.   The mileage accumulation and test vehicle for the converters

           are shown in the appendix.     Two CVS—75 emission tests were conducted on each

           of the test vehicles with the converters installed and two CVS—75 tests were

           condupted with exhaust backpressure simulator.     The tests were conducted

           following the 25,000 mileage accumulation on each of the two test

           converters.                                             |

                    The mileage accumulation or aging vehicles must have test weights

           and engine displacement equal or higher than the test vehicle in order to—

           meet the "worst case" criteria.     Exemption for each converter app]icatioh is

           limited to the actual test or inertia weight and engine size of either the

           mileage accumulation vehicle or the test ("slave") vehicle, whichever has

           the lower parameters.     The test results and conversion efficiencies of the

           converters are shown beljow:


                           idation_     (OC     onverter

            Ssimulator          Converter 1              Converter 2   Ayggagg Efficiency

HC (g/mi)      2.024/1.736*          0.462               0 .450             75.6%

CO (g/mi)      16.018/12.372* 3.662                      2.292              79.3%

               Three—way     plus oxidation        {as   oxidatio       i            57

HC {g/mi)      2.140                 0 .456              0 .439             79.1%

CO (g/mi)   28.414                   2.476               1.476              93.0%

   Three—              xidation         (as three—w        series                5        67,23068

HC (g/mi)      2.088                 0 .300              0 .304             85 .5%

CO (g/mi)   10.978                   2.428               2.555              77.3%

NOx(g/mi)      2.531                 0.826               0 .834             67.2%

                             e—way       plus    idation

HC (g/mi)      1.982                 0 .410              0 .364             80 .5%

CO (g/mi)   16.541                   4.905               4.013              73.0%

NOx{g/mi)      2.438                 1.118               1.076              55.0%

All of the conversion efficiencies meet the requirements of the California

regulations.     The staff based the evaluation of the new aftermarket

catalytic converters on the information submitted and tests data from Olson

Engingering, Inc.



* Simulator‘for converter 2


                                                          APPENDIX
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                                    A                B                          C             D
                          Converter Type | Aging Veh. Parameters| Test ¥eh. Parameters| Series No.

                     1.   OC             la. 5.7L    4000 1bs        1| Same as 1B (b)    1 23017

                                         Ib. 5.7L    4500 1lbs       1                    I

                     2.   TWC + OC       la. 5.0L    4250 1bs        | 5.0L    4250 1bs   | 23057

                                         Ib. 5.0L    4250 lbs        |                    1

                                         lc. 5.0L    4250 lbs        |                    |

                                         Id. 5.0L    4250 lbs        |                    |

                     3.   TWC + OC       |   Same as 2B              I 5.7L    4500 1bs   I 23057

                          (as OC)        |                           |                    |
                     4.   TWC + OC       l   Same as 2B              | 3.8L    4250 1bs   | 23062,

                          (as TWC)       |                           |                    1 23065,
            _ownm,




                                         1                           I                    [ 23067,

                                         |                           l                    | 23068



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