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This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on July 25, 1989.
As of Tuesday, December 11th, 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-193
  • Executive Order 193 / D193
  • ARB # D-193
  • Executive Order No: D-193
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-193
  • Resolution D-193
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D-193 Document:



                                                    ;                                (Page 1 of 2)

                                                 State of California
                                                 AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                                           EXECUTIVE ORDER D—193    —
                                 Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156                 )
                                            of the YVehicle Code


                                        CAR SOUND EXHAUST SYSTEMS, INC.
                                      NEW AFTERMARKET CATALYTIC CONVERTERS


 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, Car Sound Exhaust Systems, Inc. has applied to the ARB for
 exemption fromthe prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section 27156 for their
 catalytic converter series 500, 600, 700, 800 and 900. Maximum engine size
 and vehicle inertia weight limitations for each converter series are as
 follows:

            .                                                        =              3—Way+Oxidation
 Converter                Eng. Size      Inertia            Eng. Size     Inertia   Eng. Size       Inertia
 Series                     lit          WL _lbs.             lit.       WT lbs      lit.           WI lbs
  500                —_      2.0          3000               .2.0          3000       —               —

  600                       5.7           4000          >      —            —         —         .     —

  700                       —                —                3.8          4000       —               —
  800            —           —               —                 —            —         5.0            4000

  900                       7.5           5500                5.0          5500       —               —

 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 converter series
 comply with the California Vehicle Code Section 27156 and Title 13, CCR,
 Section 2222(h).

 IT IS HEREBY RESCOLYED that the above catalytic converter series are exempt
 from the prohibitions of Yehicle Code Section 27156 for installation on the
 approved application vehicles subject to the following conditions:

                1.        No changes are permitted to the cunverters as described in the
          application for exemption.                        Any changes to the converter, applicable
          model year, or other factors addressed in this Order must be
          evaluated and approved by the ARB.


| CAR SOUND EXHAUST SYSTEMS, INCE                  EXECUTIVE ORDER D—193
                                                   (Page 2 of 2)


        Marketing of a converter using an identification other than those
        shown in the exemption application or marketing of a converter for an
        application other than those listed in the application catalog 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 component of a converter as an
         individual device.

         Any oral or written references to this Executive Order or its content
         by Car Sound Exhaust Systems, Inc., its principals, agents,
         employees, distributors, dealers, or other representatives must
         include the disclaimer that the Executive Order or the exemption 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 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 days 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 géé&:ffi’    f July, 1989.




                                    g    K. 9. Drachand, Chief
                                     *   Mobile Source Division


                       State of California
                       AIR RESOURCES BOARD




  EVALUATION OF CAR SOUND EXHAUST SYSTEMS, INC.‘S NEW AFTERMARKET
CATALYTIC CONVERTER SERIES 500, 600, 700, 800 AND 900 FOR EXEMPTION
      FROM THE PROHIBITIONS OF VEKHICLE CODE SECTION 27156 AND
     TITLE 13, CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS, SECTION 2222(h)




                            July, 1989


                                                             July, 1989




      EVALUATION OF CAR SOUND EXHAUST SYSTEMS, INC.‘S NEW AFTERMARKET
    CATALYTIC CONVERTER SERIES 500, 600, 700, 800 AND 900 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
                            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 recommendation for use.)


                                       SUMMARY



           Car Sound Exhaust Systems, Inc. (CSES}, of 16191 Phoebe Avenue, La

Mirada, CA 90638, has.applied for exemption of their new aftermarket

catalytic converter series 500, 600, 700, 800 and 900 under the "California

Evaluation Procedures for New Aftermarket Non—Original Equipment Catalytic

Converters".     Maximum engine size and vehicle inertia weight limitations for

each series are as follows:


                Oxidatfon             ______3—Way._____          3—Way+Oxidation
Converter     Eng. Size     Inertia    Eng. Size      Inertia   Eng. Size    Inertia
Series          lit.        WT lbs       lit          WTI lbs     lit.       WT lbs
 500             2.0        3000         2.0            3000       —           —

 600             5.7        4000          —              —         —           _

 700             —             —         3.8            4000       —           —
 800            —              —          —              —         5.0        4000
 900             7.5        5500         5.0            5500       —           —

           The applicant submitted all the required information and test

results.    California regulations require conversion efficiency of 70% for HC

and CO, and 60% for NOx on three—way and 50% for three—way plus oxidation

new aftermarket catalytic converters.          The test results and information show

that the CSES catalytic converter series 500, 600, 700, 800 and 900 meet the

requirements of Vehicle Code Section 27156 and Title 13, California Code of

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

the staff recommends that CSES be granted an exemption as requested and thaf

Executive Order D~—193 be issued.


                                         CONTENTS

                                                                Page Number

SUMMARY                                                              i

CONTENTS                                                            11

I.            TRODUC                                                 1

II.       CONCLUSION                                                 1

III.       RECOMMENDATIONS                                           2

IV.        DEVICE      D        PTION                                2

¥.         DEV             YALUATION                                 2

VI.       DISCUSSION                                                 5

          APPENDIX                                                   6
                    Summary of the CSES Converter Information




                                             11


         EVALUATION OF CAR SOUND EXHAUST SYSTEMS, INC.‘S NEW AFTERMARKET
       CATALYTIC CONVERTER SERIES 500, 600, 700, 800 AND 900 FOR EXEMPTION
             FROM THE PROHIBITIONS OF VEHICLE CODE SECTION 27156 AND
            TITLE 13, CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS, SECTION 2222(h)

I.         INTRODUCTION

           Car Sound Exhaust Systems, Inc. (CSES) of 16191 Phoebe Avenue, La

Mirada, CA 90638 has applied for exemption of their new aftermarket

catalytic converter series 500, 600, 700, 800 and 900 under the "California

Evaluation Procedures for New Aftermarket Non—Original Equipment Catalytic

Converters".     Maximum engine size and vehicle inertia weight limitations for

each series are as follows:


                 Oxidation                     3—Way             3—Way    +   Oxidation
Converter     Eng. Size      Inertia   Eng. Size       Inertia   Eng. Size      Inertia
Series          lit.      WI lbs         lit.          WT lbs      lit.         WI lbs
 500             2.0       3000          2.0             3000       —             —

 600             5.7         4000         —               —         —              _

 700             —             —         3.8             4000      —              ~

 800             —             —          —               —        5.0           4000

 900             7.5         5500        5.0             5500      —              —

II.        CONCLUSTON
           The applicant submitted all the required information and test

results.     California regulations require conversion efficiency of 70% for HC

and CO, and 60% for NOx on three—way and 50% for three—way plus oxidation

new aftermarket catalytic converters.          The test results and information meet

all the California requirements.       Based on that, the staff concludes that

the CSES catalytic converter series 500, 600, 700, 800 and 900 meet the

criteria for exemption set forth in Vehicle Code Section 27156 and Title 13,

California Code of Regulations, Section 2222({h).


III.    RECOMMENDATION

        The staff recommends that CSES be granted an exemption as requested

and that Executive Order No. D—193 be issued, permitting advertisement, sale

and installation of their new gftermarket catalytic converters.

IV.     DEVICEDESCRIPTION
        The CSES catalytic converter consists of honeycomb type substrates

coated with palladium and rhodium for reduction catalyst and platinum and

palladium for oxidation catalyst, The substrate is enclosed in an outer

shell or container of stainless steel.   The CSES catalytic converters use

materials and construction similar to the original equipment manufacturers.

Their catalytic converter is sold with installation instructions and a two

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

miles warranty on the container or shell.

v.      DEVICE_EVALUATION
        CSES provided test data on the catalytic converter series 500, 600,

700, 800 and 900.   The tests on the CSES converters were conducted by

Automotive Testing and Development Services, Inc. (ATDS), of Huntington

Beach, California, in accordance with federal test procedures.    The mileage

accumulation and test vehicles are shown in Table 1.


                                        TABLE 1
                     Mileage Accumulation and Test Vehicles

Converter   Mil. Acc. VYeh      Mil. Acc. Veh.               Test Vehicle
Type           No. 1           __No,
500 OC      1986 Toyota         1986 Nissan                1979 Fiat Brava
            Celica 2.0L         2005X 2.0L                 2.0L


500 3—Way   1986 Toyota         1986 Nissan                Same as Mileage
            Celica 2.0L         2008X 2.0L                 Accumulation Vehicles


600 OC      1979 Oldsmobile     1979 Buick                 Same as Mileage
            Royale 5.7L         LeSabre 5.7L               Accumulation YVehicles


700 3—Way   1983 Oldsmobile     1983 Oldsmobile            1988 Oldsmobile 98
            Delta 88 Royale     Delta 88 Royale            Regency 3.8L
            5.0L                5.0L


800 3—Way   1983 Oldsmobile     1983 Oldsmobile            Same as Mileage
    +0C     Delta 88 Royale     Delta 88 Royale            Accumulation Vehicles
            5.0L                5.0L


900 oC      1977 Ford LTD       1977 Lincoln               Same as Mileage
            Country Squire      Town Car                   Accumulation Vehicles
            7.5L                7 .51


900 3—Way   1977 Ford LTD       1977 Lincoln               1983 Chevrolet El Camino
            Country Squire      Town Car                   5.0L
            7.5L                7.5L


            The test results and conversion efficiencies for each converter

series and type are shown in Table 2.


                                        TABLE 2
              Emissions Test Results and Conversion Efficiencies

            Converter Type                        HC_        co
            500 OC        Simulator               2.778      22.864

                          Converter (1)           0.664      6.792
                          Efficiency (1)          75%        78%

                          Converter (2)           0.687      5.000
                          Efficiency (2)          76%        70%

                          Ave. Efficiency         75 .5%     74%
                                        Lo3 —


                 TABLE 2 (CONTINUED)

   verter                       HC       CO       NOX
500 3—Way   Simulator (1)       2.178    9.684    2.944
            Converter (1)       0.250    1.773    0.241
            Efficiency (1)      89%      82%      92%

            Simulator (2)       1.405    14.557 3.232
            Converter (2)       0.226    2.099 0.434
            Efficiency (2)      84%      86%    87%

            Ave. Efficiency     86.5%    84%      89.5%


600 OC      Simulator (1)       1.596    15.508
            Converter ({1)      0.432    1.853
            Efficiency (1)      73%      89%

            Simulator (2)       1.654    25.198
            Converter (2)       0 .488   4 .844
            Efficiency (2)      71%      81%

            Ave. Efficiency     72%      85%


700 3—Way   Simutator           1.998    10 .192 2.374

            Converter (1)       0 .254   2.908    0.734
            Efficiency (1)      87%      72%      69%

            Converter (2)       0.260    2.720    0 .826
            Efficiency (2)      87%      73%      65%

            Ave. Efficiency     87%      72.5%    67%


800 3—Way   Simulator (1)       2.698    20 .404 3.131
 +0C        Converter (1)       0.453    2.147 1.358
            Efficiency {1)      83%      87%     57%

            Simulator   (2)     2.740     22.257 2.98
            Converter   (2)     0.582    ©3.686 0.868
            Efficiency (2)      19%       83%    71%

            Ave. Efficiency     81%      85%      64%

900 oC      Simulator (1)       2.307    60.715
            Converter (1)       0.632    5.848
            Efficiency (1)      13%      90%
            Simulator   (2)     2.937    48.787
            Converter (2)       0.750    4. 244
            Efficiency (2)      74%      g1%
            Ave. Efficiency     73.5     90.5%

                        — 4 —


                             TABLE 2 (CONTINUED)
           Converter    _Test Type           HC       co      NOX
           900 3—Way    Simulator            3.300     19.295 2.742

                        Converter    (1)     0.239    3.497   1.034
                        Efficiency (1)       93%      82%     62%

                        Converter    (2)     0.260    3.260   0.949
                        Efficiency (2)      92%       $3%     65%

                        Ave. Efficiency      92.5%    82.5%   63.5%


VI.        DISCUSSION
           CSES catalytic converter series that are involved in this

application are used either as 3—way or oxidation converters except for 800

series which is used as a 3—way plus oxidation.      Appendix is a "Summary of

the CSES Converter Information".     The conversion efficiencies meet the

requirements of the California regulations which are 70% for HC and CO on

all converter types, 60% for NOx on three—way and 50% for NOx on three—way

plus oxidation converters.   The staff based the evaluation of the CSES new

aftermarket converters on the results from ATOS tests and the submitted

information.


                                         APPENDIX



                        Summary of the CSE§ Converter Information




Converter Typel          Use    Conversion Efficiencyl Engine Size | Test Weight

               1_               |HC%     C0%_       NOx%      _1            1

500| 3—WAY+0CL 0C               175,.5   74         =         12.01(122 CID)| 3000 lbs

500 | 3—WAY+0C1 3—WAY           186 .5   84       : 89.5      12.01(122 CID)| 3000 lbs

600 1 0C       1_ oC            172      85         =         [5.71(350 CID)| 4000 lbs

700 {_3—WAY+0C(_3—Way           187      712.5      67        13.8L(231 CID)! 4000 lbs

800 | 3—WAY+0C]3—Way+0C         181      85         64        15.0L(307 CID)| 4000lbs

900 | 3—WAY+0C| 0C              173.5    90.5       =         17.51(460 CID)1 5500 lbs
       ~WAY+        —                         —          .5        0            5500   1



Document Created: 2005-09-01 12:14:38
Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:14:38

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