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Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on August 9, 1989.
As of Wednesday, September 18th, 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-184-3
  • Executive Order 184-3 / D184-3
  • ARB # D-184-3
  • Executive Order No: D-184-3
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-184-3
  • Resolution D-184-3
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-184-3 PDF

D-184-3 Document:



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                                   State of California
                                   AlIR RESOURCES BCARD                       7

                                EXECUTIVE ORDER D—184—3
                    Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                               of the Vehicle Code


                               MAREMCNT CORPORATICN
                 "NEW AFTERMARKET THREE—WAY CATALYTIC CONVERTER"


WHEREAS, Vehicle 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 Vehicle Code Section 27156.

WHEREAS, Maremont Corporation has applied to the ARB for exemption from the
prohibitions of Yehicle Code Section 27156 for their new aftermarket three—
way catalytic converter serie; 28801 for the following applications:
Vehicle    T           x       Enging   Si        Maxd     Veh.   Weight

Fue! Injectton             §.7L (350 CI0)            4,000 Ibs

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 Cod@® Section 39516 and Executive Order §4—45—%, the Air
Resources Board finds that the above aftermarket catalytic converter
complies with the California Vehicle Code Section 27156 and Title 13,
California Code of Requlations, Section 2222(h).

IT IS HEREBY RESQLYVED that the above catalytic converter is exempt from the
prohibitions of ¥ehicle Code Section 27156 for installation on the approved
application vehicles subject to the following conditions:

   1.     No changes are permitted to the converter as described in the
          application for exemption. Any changes to the converter, 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.

   2.     Marketing of the converter using identifications other than those
          shown in the exemption application or marketing of the converter 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 this product shall not be consirued as
          an exemption to sell, offer for sale, or advertise any components of
          the converter as individual devices.       '


    MAREMONT CORPORATION .                 '          EXECUYTIVE ORDER o—184—3
    "NEW AFTERMARKET                                   (Page 2 of 2)          h
    THREE—WAY CATALYTIC CONVERTER                     ~
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       3.   Any oral or written references to this Executive Order or its content
        ~   by Maremont Corporation, its principals, agents, smployees,
            distributors, dealers, or other representatives must include the
            disclaimer that the Executivse Order or the exemption it provides is
            not an endorsement or approval of any emissions reduction claims "~r
            the catalytic converter and is only a finding that the converter
            exempt from the prohibitions of Vehicle 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 nc‘lice 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 E1 Monte, California, this f’q/        f August, 1989.


                         *                  K: D. Drachand, Chisf
                              .         ’/,.Mobile Source Division


                           State of California
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                           AIR RESOURCES BOARD




    EVALUATION OF MAREMONT NEW AFTERMARKET THREE—WAY CATALYTIC CONVERTER
            FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS OF VEHICLE CODE
         SECTION 27156 AND TITLE 13, CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS
                              SECTION 2222(h)




                               August, 1989


              EVALUATION OF MAREMONT NEW AFTERMARKET THREE—WAY
                     CATALYTIC CONVERTER FOR EXEMPTION
          FROM THE PROHIBITIONS OF 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
                            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


        Maremont Corporation (Maremont) of Carol Stream, Illincis, has

applied for exemption for their new aftermarket three—way catalytic

converter under the California regulations for new aftermarket catalytic

converters.   The three—way converter, series number 28801, is applicable

only to fuel injection vehicles with inertia weight of 4,000 lbs and engine

displacement of 5.7 liters (350 CID).

        Emissions data submitted show that the Maremont catalytic converter

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

California Code of Regulations, Section 2222(h).   Based on the above, the

staff recommends that the exemption be granted as requested.


                                  CONTENTS

                                             Page Number

SUMMARY                                           i

CONTENTS                      .                  i1

I.        INTRODUCTION                            1
II.       CONCLUSION                              1
II1I.               ATIO                          1

IV.       DESCRIPTION                             1
v.        peviICc      LUAT                       2




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              EVALUATION OF MAREMONT NEW AFTERMARKET THREE—WAY
                      CATALYTIC CONVERTER FOR EXEMPTION
          FROM THE PROHIBITIONS OF VEHICLE CODE SECTION 27156 AND
         TITLE 13, CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS, SECTION 2222(h)


I.      INIRODUCTION
        Maremont Corporation of Carol Stream, Illincis, has applied for an

exemption for their new aftermarket three—way catalytic converter in

accordance with the California regulations on new aftermarket catalytic

converters.   The converter will be used only on fuel injected vehicles with

maximum vehicle weight of 4,000 lbs and engine displacement of 5.7 liters

(350 CID).

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 converter meets 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—184—3 permitting the advertisement, sales and

installation of the new aftermarket three—way catalytic converter be issued.

IV.     DEVICEDESCRIPTION
        The Maremont three—way catalytic converter consists of honeycomb

type substrates coated with platinum and palladium plus rhodium and enclosed

in an outer shell or container of stainless steel.


          The Maremont Corporation three—way catalytic converter uses

materials and construction similar to the original equipment manufacturers.

The catalytic converter is sold with installation instructions and kits as

shown in the Maremont application catalog.       The converter is also sold with

a two year or 25,000 miles warranty on the substrates and five years or

50,000 miles on the container or shell.

v.        DEVICE EVALUATION
          Maremont Corporation provided test data for the three—way catalytic

converter.      The tests were conducted by Automotive Testing and Development

Services, Inc. (formerly O1son Engineering, Inc.), Huntington Beach,

California.       Two CVS—75 emission tests were conducted on the test vehicle

with the converter installed and two CVS—75 tests were conducted with

exhaust backpressure simulator.      The tests were conducted on a fuel injected

1988 Chevrolet Cheyenne with inertia weight of 4,750 1bs and engine

displacement of 5.7 liters following the 25,000 miles mileage accumulation

on each of the two test converters.       The mileage accumulation vehicies were

a 1980 Oldsmobile Delta 88 with inertia weight of 4,000 lbs and engine

displacement of 5.7 Iiter§, and a 1980 Buick Electra Wagon with inertia

weight of 4,500 tbs and engine displacement of 5.7 liters.       The test results

and conversion efficiencies are shown below:



      Simulator       Converter 1     Converter 2    Average Efficiency

HC      2.972           0.439           0 .445           85.1%

C0O    18.148           3.818           3.718            79.2%
NOx     1.085           0 .374          0 .383           65.1%


    All of the conversion efficiencies meet the standards set by the California
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    regulation which are 70% for HC and CO, and 60% for NOx.

            The staff based the evaluation of the new aftermarket three—way

    catalytic converter on the test data from Automotive Testing and Development

    Services, Inc.   In previofls testing on a carbureted vehicle, the same

    catalytic converters demonstrated average conversion efficiencies of 92.2%

    for HC, 82.0% for CO, and 58.2% for NOx.   Based on these test results, the

    staff has limited the applicability of the converter to fuel injected

    vehicles only.



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