Approval Details

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This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on September 18, 2007.
As of Monday, September 23rd, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModelsModificationRemarks
Series 46000Limited 1996 - 2003 BMW PCNoneConatact manufacturer or distributor for specific vehicle application.

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-193-53
  • Executive Order 193-53 / D193-53
  • ARB # D-193-53
  • Executive Order No: D-193-53
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-193-53
  • Resolution D-193-53
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Download: Executive Order D-193-53 PDF

D-193-53 Document:

                                  State of California
                              AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                            EXECUTIVE ORDER D—193—53
                      Relating to Exemptions under Section 27156
                                  of the Vehicle Code

                  Car Sound Exhaust System, Inc. (d.b.a. Magnaflow)           .
            "Series 46000 OBD II Compliant Three—way Catalytic Converter"

WHEREAS, Vehicle Code Sections 27156 and Section 2222(h), Title 13, California Code of
Regulations (hereafter "CCR"), authorize the California Air Resources Board and its
Executive Officer to exempt new aftermarket catalytic converters from the prohibitions of
Vehicle Code Section 27156.

WHEREAS, Car Sound Exhaust System, Inc. (Car Sound) of 22961 Arroyo Vista, Rancho
Santa Margarita, California 92688, has applied to the Air Resources Board for exemption
from the prohibitions in Vehicle Code Section 27156 to market its new aftermarket
Series 46000 three—way catalytic converter (TWC) for installation on selected 1996 through
2003 model year BMW passenger cars equipped with on—board diagnostic II (OBD—II)
systems as specified in Appendix D—193—53 and incorporated herein. The Series 46000
TWC will be used for single (one unit) or dual (two units) exhaust system applications for
selected BMW passenger cars.

Series 46000 TWC may also be installed on non—OBD II vehicles (1995 and older) similar in
engine and exhaust configuration to those listed in Appendix D—193—53.

WHEREAS, pursuant to the authority vested in the Executive Officer by Health and Safety
Code Section 39515 and in the Chief, Mobile Source Operations Division by Health and
Safety Code Section 39516 and Executive Order G—02—003, Air Resources Board finds that
the above aftermarket catalytic converter complies with the California Vehicle Code
Section 27156 and Title 13, California Code of Regulations, Section 2222(h). The emissions
performance of the catalytic converter was based on durability bench—aging by Delphi Energy
and Chassis Systems using Air Resources Board—modified RAT—A bench—aging cyclie for
75 hours, as specified in the "Optional Evaluation Procedures for New Aftermarket Non—
original Equipment Catalytic Converters Equipped with On—Board Diagnostic I! (OBD I1)

WHEREAS, emissions tests conducted at the Automotive Testing and Development
Services, Inc. (ATDS), Ontario, California, with Series 46000 TWC installed on a 1998 2.8L
BMW Z3, test group WBMXVO2.87235, certified to the passenger car, Transitional Low
Emission Vehicle emission standards (PC, TLEV), showed that the catalytic converter met
the applicable emission standards.

OBD I| compatibility tests performed on the same test vehicle showed that Series 46000
TWC did not affect the vehicle‘s ability to perform OBD II system monitoring. Emission test
results in grams per mile are shown below.

                                           _    NMOG         CO             NOx
PC 100K TLEV standards                          0.156        4.2            0.6
Series 46000 TWC Test 1                         0.144        1.6            0.4
‘Series 46000 TWC Test 2                        0.137        1.4            0.4

IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the above catalytic converter is exempt from the prohibitions
in Vehicle Code Section 27156 for installation on the vehicles listed in Appendix D—193—53
subject to the following conditions:

      1.     No changes are permitted to the catalytic converter as described in the
             application for exemption. Any changes to the catalytic converter or any of its
             comriponents, and 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 catalytic converter using identifications other than those shown
             in the exemption application, and in this Executive Order, or marketing of the
             catalytic converter for application other than the ones shown in this Executive
             Order shall be prohibited unless prior approval is obtained from the Air
             Resources Board. Exemption of these products shall not be construed asan
             exemption to sell, offer for sale, or. advertise any components of the catalytic
             converter as individual devices.

      3.     Any oral or written references to this Executive Order or its content by Car
             Sound Exhaust System, 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
             emission reduction claims for the catalytic converter and is only a finding that
             the catalytic converter is exempt from the prohibitions of Vehicle Code
             Section 27156.

      4.     Car Sound Exhaust System, Inc.‘s installation instructions for the new catalytic
             converter must conform to requirements in Paragraphs | and X of the "Optional
             Evaluation Procedures for New Aftermarket Non—original Equipment Catalytic
             Converters Equipped with On—Board Diagnostic II (OBD II) Systems."

      5.     Upon installation, the catalytic converter must carry a manufacturer‘s warranty
             for 50,000 miiles on the substrates and 50,000 miles or five years on the shell
             and end pipes.

       6.    Car Sound Exhaust System, Inc. and its vendors may not advertise the new
             aftermarket catalytic converter as a "high or easy flow" catalytic converter or
             use any phrase that could make them appear to perform better than an OEM
             catalytic converter.

       7.    The new aftermarket catalytic converter substrate may not be sold or supplied
             to a third party by Car Sound, its associates, vendors, other businesses, and


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              individuals associated with Car Sound, to be assembled in a different facility
              and marketed under this Executive Order.

      8.      Any marketing arrangement of the new aftermarket catalytic converter by a third
              party, which involves the use of packaging identification different from the ones
              described in this Executive Order must be approved by Air Resources Board
              prior to shipment.

       9.     Car Sound must submit the required quality audit and production quantity
              reports for its aftermarket catalytic converter semi—annually, covering the
              periods January 1 through June 30, and July 1 through December 31.

Violation of any of the above conditions shall be grounds for revocation of this order. The
order may be revoked only after a 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.

Executed at El Monte, California, this     _/ g day of September 2007.

                                    Annette Hebert, Chief
                                    Mobile Source Operations Division


                                                                  Appendix D—193—53

                              Car Sound Exhaust System, Inc. Series 46000 BMW Light Duty Vehicles
    Model                      .                 Engine        .      .     Certification Weight| Exhaust|Converter|   Total    Monitored      &          .      .
No. Year Make              Vehicle Model          Size     Engine Famity        Level      Class   Type      Type    Converter|Converters   Universal   Direct Fit

1_               318i, S18ti, 318is, & 23        1.9L     TBM1.9VJGKEK         __TIER1             S                    1          1         46005
 2| 1g96         328i, 328is, 328ic              2.8L     TBM2.8VJGKEK         TLEV                                                          46004
 3               740i1, 840ci                    4.AL     TBM4AVJGEEK           piep,              D                    2          2
 4               750i1, 850ci                    5.4L     TBMS5.4V8GFEK
5_               318i, 318ti, 318is,             1.9.     VBM1.9WGKFK          TLEV
6                23,318iC                         *       VBM1.9VIJGFEK        ___TIER1            S                    1          1
_7               73, Z3A                                  VBM2.8VIJGKFEFK
 8 1997
——A              528i,525iA
                     —                            28—     [vema.swerer]        _‘                                                            46005
 9               740i, 740i1                      4.AL    VBM4.A4VIGKEK                            D                    2          2
                 a40c                                                          TIER1
[10]        PMW [ySon, 5oc                        5.4L VBMS5.4V8GFEK                      PC               TwC                                            TBD
 11              28" 318ti, 318is                 1.9L wemxvoi.om44                                s                    1          1
[12]             328i, S28is, 328ic                       WBMXVO2.8M52]|         TLEV              D                    2          2         46004
L13] 1998        73, 323i8s, 323ic                2.8L    WBMXVO2.8735                             S                    1          1
|14]             528iA, 528i                              WBMXVO2.8M52
E                540i,540iA
                 cS    is                         4.AL    WBMXVO4.4M62         riep,               D                    2          2         46005
16               750i                             5.4L    WBMXVO5.4M73
17| 1999         318ic,318is,318ti,
                 B18iAGC,318isA,318fiA             1.9L    XBMXVO1.9M44           TLEV              S                    1          1
Additional Vehicles 1
 18| 1995        750iL, 850Ci, 850CSi            5.4 L SBMS5.A4V8GAEK            T1                D                    2          2         46005
19|              323is, 323i CONV                2.5 L XBMXVO2.5M52                                S                    1          1
 ap| 1999        328is; 328i Conv, M3, M3 Conv   28 L yoemyyp2.sM52                                                                          46004

—=l 2000                                                                       TLEV
22                                                        YBMXVO4.95S62                            D                    2          2
231 2001                                                  1BMXVO4.9562
24] 2002         M5, 28                          4* —     DBemxvo4.9562                                                                      46005
25| 2003                                                  3BMXVO4.95S62

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Document Created: 2007-09-28 13:02:43
Document Modified: 2007-09-28 13:02:43

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