Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on October 7, 1988.
As of Monday, October 21st, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Models
1988 and earlier model-year gasoline or diesel-powered vehicles

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-185
  • Executive Order 185 / D185
  • ARB # D-185
  • Executive Order No: D-185
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-185
  • Resolution D-185
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Download: Executive Order D-185 PDF

D-185 Document:



                                                               (Page 1 of 2)

                                State of Cafifornia
                                AIR RESOURCES BOARD
                               EXECUTIVE ORDER D—185
                    Relating to Exemptions under Section 27156
                               of the Vehicle Code

                                 TOP ELIMINATOR, INC.
                               "TOP ELIMINATOR®" DEVICE

WHEREAS, Vehicle Code Section 27156 and Title 13 California Code of
Regulations (hereafter "OCR") Section 2222(e), authorize the Cailfornia Alr
Resources Board (ARS) and !ts Executive Officer to exempt add—on and
modified parts from the prohibitions of Vehlicle Code Section 27156.

WHEREAS, Top Eliminator,     Inc. has applied to the ARS for   exemption from the
pronibltions of Vehicle Code Section 27166 for the "Top Eliminator" device.

WHEREAS, pursuent 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:

   1.    The "Top Eliminator" is an add—on device that    is attached to the fue!
         {ine in a motor vehicle.

   2.    The fuel   line is part of the required motor vehicle polfution controi
                                                                                    .
         system.

   3.    The "Top Eliminator" Is intended for use Wl‘ch a required motor
         vehicle po!lfution control system.

   4.    The "Top Eliminator" by being installed in the fue! line alters the
         original design of a motor vehicle pollution control system.

   5.    The "Top Eliminator" is a device subject to the prohibitions of
         Vehicle Code Section 27156 and an add—omn part as defined by 13 CCR
         Section 1900(b)(1}.

   6..   The "Top Eliminator" does not reduce the effectiveness of any
         required motor vehicle polfution control dr=vfce

   7.    The ARB in the exercise of technical judgement, is aware of— no basis
         on which the "Top Eliminator" device will provide either a decrease
         in emissions or an increase in fuel economy.

   8.     it has not been determined what effect use of the "Top Eliminator"
         may have on any warranty, either expressed or implied, by the
         manufacturer of a motor vehicle on which the device is Installed.

   9.    The "Top Eliminator" is not a certified motor vehicle poliution
         control devicepursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 43644.


TOP ELIMINATOR, INC.                                EXECUTIVE ORDER D—18§   ...
"TOP ELIMINATOR®" DEVICE                            (Page 2 of 2)


  10.   The ARB by granting an exemption to Top Eliminator, Inc. for the "Top
        Eliminator" does not recommend or endorse in any way the "Top
        Eliminator" for emissions reduction, fue! ecomomy, or any other
        purpose,

1T 1S HEREBY RESOLVED that the "Top Eliminator" is exempt from the
prohibitions of Vehicie Code Section 27156 for installation on 1988 and
earller model—year gasoline or diesel—powered vehicles subject to the
following cond[tions:

   1.   This exemption shall not apply to any device, apparatus, or mechanism
        advertised, offered for sa‘e or sold with, or    instailed on, a motor
        vehicle prior to or concurrent with transfer to an uitimate
        purchaser .

   2.   No changes are permitted to the device as described       in the
        staff report.    Any changes to the device applicable model—year, or
        other factors addressed in this Executive Order must be evaluated and
        approved by the ARB prior to marketing in California.

   3.   Marketing of this device using an identificatiqn other than that
        shown in this Executive Order or marketing of this device for an
        application other than those {Isted     in this Executive Order shall be
        prohliblted unless prior approval is obtained from the Alir Resources
        Board. Exemption of this product shall not be construed as an
        exemption to seil, offer for sale, or advertise any component of the
        product as an Individual device.

   4.   Any oral or written references‘to this Executive Order or its content
        by the Top Eliminator, Inc., 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 fuel ecorcmy or emissions
        reduction claims for the "Top Eliminator" and is only. a finding that
        the device is 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 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.  !f 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 after hearing
that grounds for revocation exist:.


Executed at Ei Monte, California, this      2    day of Octocer


                                            | /WW/MW
                                           K. D. Drachand, Chief                  \
                                           Mobile Source Division


               State of California
               AIR RESOURCES BOARD




      EVALUATION OF THE TOP ELIMINATOR DEVICE
FROM THE PROHIBITIONS IN VEHICLE CODE SECTION 27156
 IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 2222, TITLE 13, OF THE
           CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULAT IONS




                  October, 1988


                                            Issue Date:   October,   1988




                  EVALUATION OF THE TOP ELIMINATOR DEVICE
            FROM THE PROHIBITIONS IN VEHICLE CODE SECTION 27156
             IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 2222, TITLE 13, OF THE
                       CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS




                                     by
                          Mobile Source Division

                           State of California
                           Air Resources Board
                            9528 Telstar Avenue
                            El 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 recormendation for use.)


       Top Eliminator,   Inc., of 5365 J Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA   92008,

appiied for exemption from the prohibitions in Section 27156 of the

California Vehicle Code for their Top Eliminator device.    The device is

designed for   instalilation on 1988 and older model—year gasoline and diesel—

powered vehicles.

       Previousiy, the Air Resources Board exempted two similar devices;

"Moleculator Fuel Energizer" and "Fuel Dominator" by Internal Energy

Management Corp., with the same basic operating principles.    Based on the

engineering evaluation of the device and exemption of simiiar devices, the

staff believes that the Top Eliminator device does not have any adverse

effect on exhaust emissions.   The staff recormends that the Top—Eliminator

device be exempted from the prohibitions in Vehicle Code Section 27156 and

that Executive Order D—185 be issued.


{.                                       CONTENTS



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     SLMMARY                                                        i
     CONTENTS                                                      ti


     1.        NT         1                                         1

     11.    CONCLUsION                                              q

     111.      RE       NDAT                                        1
     Iv.        EVICE   DESCRIPT                                    1

     v.        pISCUSS1ON                                           2

     ApPENDICES
(‘             A.   TOP ELIMINATOR FiGurEs                          3

               B.   TOP ELIMINATOR IDENTIFICATION LABEL             4

            C.      TOP ELIMINATOR INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS        5


                     EVALUATION OF THE TOP ELIMINATOR DEVICE
               FROM THE PROHIBITIONS IN VEHICLE CODE SECTION 27156
                IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 2222, TITLE 13, OF THE
                          CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS

1.        NT      ul

         Top Eliminator,     Inc., of 5365 J Avenida Encinas, Carisbad, CA 92008,

has applied for exemption from the prohibitions of Section 27156 of the

California Vehicle Code for their Top Eliminator device.         The device is

designed for    installation on 1988 and older model—year gasoline and diese!—

powered vehicles.

         The applicant submitted two samples of the device for our         inspection

and evaluation.        The applicant also submitted drawings and specifications of

the device for our evaluation.

HH.      QONCLUS

         Based on the engineering evaluation of the device and previous

exemption of similar devices witfi the same operating principles, the staff‘s

engineering JjJudgement is that the Top Eliminator device does not have any

adverse effect on exhaust emissions.

E11.     RECOMMENDATIONS

         The staff recommends that Top Eliminator,      Inc. be granted an

exemption from the prohibitions in California Vehicle Code Section 271856 for

their Top Eliminator device and that Executive Order (E.0.) D—185 be issued.

IV.      DEVICE_DESCRIPTION

         The Top Eliminator     is a cylindrical shape device with a core of metal

alloy.    The metal alloy is composed of 21% nickel, 25% zinc, 40% copper,

10% tin, 2% silver and 2% platinum.         The device is narrowed on both ends in

order to match the fuel       lines.   The device consists of two sizes.    Part


number (P/N) 18718 (small size)     is applicable to vehicles with a fuel    1 ine

Inside diameter not exceeding 5/16".      P/N 187M (medium size)    is applicable

to vehicles with a fuel    line:—inside diameter   larger than §/16".   Both sizes

have the same dimensions except for the endings.       The device is 4—3/8" long

with 5/8"    inner diameter.   The inner diameter on both ends for the smal l

size is 1/4" and medium size is 5/16".      The device is packaged with

‘Installation instructions and two (2) pleces of rubber hosing and four (4)

small clamps.    The Top Eliminator figures,   identification labe!l and

installation Instructions are shown in Appendicles A, B and C, respectively.

       The device is installed in series with a vehicle fue!l      fine.

According to the applicant, when the fue! passes through the device, the

electrical    Interaction of dissimilar metals causes lonization of the fuel.

The Air Resources Board did not perform any testing to substantiate the

claims made by the manufacturer.      |t is the staff‘s opinion that the

technical principles underlying the stated function of the device are not

capable of producing any effects on emissions and fue! economy.

v.     DISCuss

       The ARB exempted two similar devices; "Molecular Fuel Energizer" and

"Fue! Dominator" by Internal Energy Management Corp.       Based on the previous

exemptions and an engineering evaluation of the device, the staff recormends

that the Top Eliminator device be exempted from the prohibitions in Vehicle

Code Section 27156.


                                                      AFPENDIX &A
§(g).               The Top Eliminator Fuel Treatment Device

           Casing
           Core siges
           Core shdow
                               schematic representation




                                 cross section



        1— Casing
        2— Core

        3— Flow area


                                         APPENDIX B


C ld).




         Label for Top Eliminator Fuel Treatment Device




                     Q, TOP ELIMINATOR inc.
                             MODEL NO. 1872—M
                           CARRB E.0. No. D—KX


                                     APPENDIX C
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          J.NTALLATIONH INSTRUICTIONS



    Fittings are included.

    For gasoline enmgines with caerburetors, plece the TOP
    ELIHINATOR unit in the fuel line betweenr the fuel pump
    and the carburstor. as close as possible to the
    carburetor. For fuel injected engines (gas or diesel},
    the units should be placed in the fusl line between the
    primary fuel filter aml fuel injection puwp always on the
    low pressure side of the pump.

            ELINIHNATOR® fuel treatment device is made in two
          for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles.
            se of ons or the cther for any particular
           1-:nn is depenmdent on the inside dismeter of the
          ine in the vehicle.    HMost 4 aend smsll 6 cylinder
      f art) enginss will be serviced by the small device
        N 18715) while larger 6 and 8 cylinder engines will
    ‘L:E the larger unit (P/N 1872M). The upper limit of the
    fuel line size before moving up to the larger unit (P/N
    1572M} would be 5/16".  The ultimate rational is to not
    cause a constriction in the fuel line, and if there is
    any doubt, the larger should be chosen.



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