Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on October 28, 1992.
As of Wednesday, June 19th, 2019 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-183-3
  • Executive Order 183-3 / D183-3
  • ARB # D-183-3
  • Executive Order No: D-183-3
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-183-3
  • Resolution D-183-3
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-183-3 PDF

D-183-3 Document:



                                                                                 (Page i        2)                             2




                                                                                            t
                                                                                           0
                                                   State of California                                                  ////
                                                   AIR RESOURCES BOARD                                           ////

                                                EXECUTIVE ORDER D—183—3                                    /f/
                                    Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                                               of the Vehicle Code                                    &‘


                                    PERFECTION AUTOMOTIVE PRQDUCTS CORPORATION/
                                     "3—WAY CATALYTIC CONVER!   PART NUMBERS
                                           23032, 23035, 23       038"

            WHEREAS,        Vehicle Code Section 27156 and                le 13 Californmia Code of
            Requlations (hereafter "CCR")} Secti 2222(h), auth@grize the California Air
            Resources Board (ARB) and its xecug%zeffifficer to exempt new aftermarket
            catalytic converters from the prohibiltions in VepWicle Code Sections 27156
            and 38391.                                     ;

            WHEREAS,        Perfection Automotivejgztducts Corppration of 12445 Legsz oad,
            Livonia,        Michigan 48150, has a   led to tho/ ARB for exemption fr  the
            prohibitions in Vehicle Code Séctions 27176 and 38391 for their new
            Aftermarket three—way catg%zsii convertef (TWC) for the following
            application:              |

            Type                Part Num£;Z§»/                     x.. Eng.   Size
            TWC         23032, 23035, 123        , 23038

            wWHEREAS, pursuant to           ithe authori
esn




            and Safety Code Sectiion 39515      ahd in the Chief, Mpbile                    urce Division by
            Health and Safe        co   Section 39516 and Executiveé                        t—45—5, the ARB
            finds that the mbove‘"    aftermafket catalytic converte                       plies with the
                                                                                           itle 13,   California
                                      on 2222(h).   Emission performarce of the catalytic
                                     rability mileage accumulation sf 25,000 miles using
            the AMA durability driwing schedule (Reference     Appendix IV, Title 40, Part
                        /A        qulations (June 28, 1977)} .

                             X RESOLYED that the above @catalytir converter is exempt from the
                        trdons in Véhicle Code Sections      6 apnd 38391 for installation on
                                    es subject to the followtm@g conditions:

                                  s are permitted to the catalytic converter as described in
                        the application for exemption.   Any changes to the catalytic
                    \   convéerter or any of their componshts, applicable rodel year, or other
                    |   factors addressed in thi                  er   must be evaluated and approved by the
       //   /,—3
                        é?é prior to marketing in              Calif@rnia.
                        £
      ZL/::;ijié.//Marketing of the convefib%r u ing identifications sther than those
                     shown in the exemption{applitation or marketing of the catalytic
                  fi converter for vehicle pgfii . ation other than the cne listed in this
                /4
               /     order shall be pronibite;   nless prior approval is obtained from the
              /      ARB.   Exemption of this product shall not be construed as an
                /       exemption to sell,        Sffér for sale,        or advertise ary components of the
                        catalytic converker as lindividual devices.
            /                           {
            /                                       /
                                            _/


                                                                          /
                                                                       /

PERFECTION AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTS CORP                       EXECUTIVE W@RDER D—i183—3
"TWC PART NUMBERS 23032, 23035, 23037,                    (Page 2 w 2)
23038"

   3.   Any oral or written references to this ExeiEZ{ie Order or its content
        by Perfection Automotive Products Corporatijén, its principals,
        agents, employees, distributors, dealers,/or other representatives
        mugst include the disclaimer that the ExeCutive Order or the exemption
        it provides is not a        ndorsement or ;pproval of any emissions
        reduction claims for t        catalytic converter and is only a finding




  4.    Upon installagfoniksgfi/catalyti          converter must carry a
        manufacturer"\war anty for 254000 miles on the substrates and 50,000
        miles or five   yeéarg   on the shell.




                                        Assistant Division Chief?
                                        Mobile Source Division


                          State of California
                         AIR RESOURCES BOARD




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




                             October,   1992


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




                                      by

                           Mobile Source Division

                            State of California
                            AIR RESOURCES BOARD
                            9528 Telstar Avenue
                          El Monte, CA  91731—2990




(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 an exemption of their

new aftermarket three—way catalytic converter (TWC) from the prohibitions in

Vehicle Code Sections 27156 and 38391 in accordance with California

regulations for new aftermarket catalytic converters.     The new converter

with part numbers 23032, 23035, 23037, and 23038 is for use on fuel injected

vehicles with engine displacement up to 3.8L,     and maximum test weight of

4250 lbs.

        Emissions data submitted by the applicant show that the catalytic

converter meets the requirements of Vehicle Code Section 27156 and Title 13,

California Code of Regulations, Section 2222 (h) for the stated application.

Based on the above, the staff recommends that the exemption be granted as

requested and that Executive Order D—183—3 be issued.


     *,
Bz




                                         CcoNTENTS

                                                     Page Number

          SUMMARY                                         i

          contExNTs
          I.        INTRODUCTION
          II.       cONCLUSION


          III.      RECOMMENDATION

          IV.       DEVICE DESCRIPTION

                    DEVICE EVALUATION


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


I.         INTRODUCTION
           Perfection Automotive Products Corporation (Perfection)}           of 12445

Levan Road,      Livonia, Michigan 48150,          has applied for an exemption from the

prohibitions from Vehicle Code Sections 27156 and 38391 for their new

aftermarket three—way catalytic converter (TWC) in accordance with

California requlations on new aftermarket catalytic converters.                The

intended application for the new aftermarket catalytic converter is shown

below:

Type                      Part Numbers               Max. Engine Size     Max. Veh. Wt.
TWC              23032,    23035, 23037,   23038     3.8L Fuel Injected     4250 lbs.



The part numbers correspond to nominal exhaust pipe neck sizes of 1—3/4",

2",    2—1/4",    and 2—1/2".

II.        conNCLUSTON

           The applicant has submitted all the required information and based

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

catalytic converter meets the criteria set forth in Vehicle Code Section

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

stated application.

III.       RECOMMENDATION

           The staff recommends that the exemption be granted as requested and

that Executive Order No. D—183—3 be issued, permitting the advertisement,

sale and installation of the new aftermarket TWC.

IV.        DEVICE DESCRIPTION

           The substrates of Perfection‘s three—way catalytic converter are

coated with palladium.           The catalytic converter was assembled with one

reducing and one oxidizing substrates enclosed in an outer stainless steel

shell.     The substrates are wrapped with interam mat to prevent vibration and


exhaust gases from by—passing the catalyst.          A heat shield of aluminum is

welded to the converter shell to protect the vehicle underbody from heat.

The catalytic converter is sold as a unit with installation instructions and

kits as shown in the application catalog.       It is also sold with a warranty

for 25,000 miles on the substrates and five years or 50,000 miles on the

container or shell.

v.       EVALUATION

         Perfection has submitted test data on the TWC. The tests were

conducted by Roush Laboratories, Livonia, Michigan.          The two test converters

were aged on 1992 fuel injected Pontiac Bonnevilles powered by a 3.8L

engine, and equipped with closed—loop system.          CVS—75 emission tests to

determine the conversion efficiency of the catalytic converter were

conducted on the same vehicles at equivalent test weight of 4250 lbs.             The

vehicle application for the new three—way converter is limited to fuel

injected vehicles powered by an engine with up to 3.8L displacement, and

4250 lbs. vehicle test weight, in order to conform to the "worst case"

requirement of the California regulations.       The test results and conversion

efficiencies for the converter are shown below:

                       TWC Part Nos. 23032, 23035, 23037, 23038

             Simulator 1     Converter 1    Converter_ 2     Average Eff.

HC (g/mi)      1.629          0.188          0.193             88 .2%

cCO (g/mi)   14.143           2.768          2.998             79.6%

NoOx(g/mi)     5.670          1.061          1.159             80.4%

All of the conversion efficiencies meet the requirements of the California

regulations.     The staff based the evaluation of the new aftermarket

catalytic converter on the information submitted by Perfection, and test

data from Roush Laboratories.



Document Created: 2005-09-01 12:43:39
Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:43:39

Previous E.O. D-183-2 | Previous E.O. D-182 | Next E.O. D-183-4 | Next E.O. D-184