Approval Details

Valid E.O.


This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on January 8, 2008.
As of Monday, October 21st, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModelsModificationRemarks
Series 44000 & 410001996 - 2001 Limited Ford passenger carsNoneContact manufacturer or distributor for specific vehicle application

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-193-54
  • Executive Order 193-54 / D193-54
  • ARB # D-193-54
  • Executive Order No: D-193-54
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-193-54
  • Resolution D-193-54
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Download: Executive Order D-193-54 PDF

D-193-54 Document:

                                    State of California
                                AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                              EXECUTIVE ORDER D-193-54
                       Relating to Exerr~ptionsunder Section 27 156
                                    of the Vel-~icleCode

                          Car Sound Exhaust System, Inc.
      "Series 44000 and 41000 OBD II Compliant Three-way Catalytic Converters"

WHEREAS, Vehicle Code Section 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 44000 and 41000 three-way catalytic converters (TWC) for installation on limited
1996 through 2001 model year 3.OL and 3.4L Ford passenger cars equipped with on-
board diagnostic II (OBD-II) systems and multiple (2 or 3 units) catalytic converter systems
as specified in Appendix D-193-54 and incorporated herein. Series 44000 TWCs will be
used as front catalytic converters (2 units). Series 41000 TWC will be used as the rear
catalytic converter (1 unit) for multiple catalytic converter systems (total of 3 units). Series
44000 and 41000 TWCs may be sold as a ur~iversalor as a direct-fit system for the
vet~icleslisted in Appendix D-193-54. These catalytic converters may also be installed on
non-OBD ll vehicles (1995 and older), with similar engine and exhaust configuration to
those listed in Appendix D-193-54.

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, the Air Resources Board finds
that the above aftermarket catalytic converters comply with the California Vehicle Code
Section 271 56 and Title 13, California Code of Regulations, Section 2222(h). The
emissions performance of the catalytic converters (Series 44000 and 41000) was based
on durability bench-aging by Delphi, a subsidiary of Wmicore Automotive Catalysts, using
Air Resources Board-modified RAT-A bench-aging cycle for 75 and 100 hours
respectively, as specified in the "Optional Evaluation Procedures for New Aftermarket
Non-original Equipment Catalytic Converters Equipped with On-Board Diagnostic II
(OBD I I) Systems."

WHEREAS, emissions tests conducted at the Automotive Testing and Development
Services, Inc. (ATDS), Ontario, California, with Series 44000 (2 units) installed as
underbody catalytic converters on a 1999 3.OL Ford Taurus, test group XFMXV3.0VGC,
certified to the Low Emission Vehicle (PC, LEV) emission standards showed that the
vehicle met the applicable emission standards. OBD II compatibility tests performed on
the same vehicle showed that Series 44000 TWCs do not affect the vehicle's ability to
perform OBD I1 system monitoring. The following are the test results in grams per mile:

                                 A-TDS, Ontario, California
                        1999 3.ClL Ford Taurus, Series 44000 TWC
                           NMOG              CO              NOx              Remarks
100K Standard              0.090             4.2             0.3
Test 1                     0.087             1.I             0.1              Pass
Test 2                     0.090             1.I             0.1              Pass

Furthermore, previous emissions tests and engineering evaluation showed that the
addition of Series 41000 (rear converter, 1 unit) to vehicles equipped with multiple catalytic
converters (3 units, with Series 44000 TWC as front converters (2 units )) would allow the
vehicles to meet applicable emission standards for similar vehicle applications.

IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the above catalytic converters are exempt from the
prohibitions in Vehicle Code Section 27156 for installation on the vehicles listed in
Appendix D-193-54 subject to the following conditions:

         1.   No changes are permitted to the catalytic converters as described in the
              application for exemption. Any changes to the catalytic converters or any of
              its components, 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 converters 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 as an 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 Systeni, 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 converters and is
              only a finding that the catalytic converters are exempt from the prohibitions
              of Vehicle Code Section 27156.

         4.   Car Sound Exhaust System, Inc.'s installation instructions for the new
              catalytic converters must conform to requirements in Paragraphs I 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 converters must carry a manufacturer's
              warranty for 50,000 miles on the substrates and 50,000 miles or five years
              on the shell and end pipes.

  CAR SOUND EXHAUST SYSTEM, INC.             -   CATALYTIC CONVERTERS         -   D-193-54

      6.     Car Sound Exhaust System, Inc. and its vendors may not advertise the new
             aftermarket catalytic converters as "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 individuals associated with Car Sound, to be assernbled in a
             different facility and marketed under this Executive Order.     ,

      8.     Any marketing arrangement of the new aftermarket catalytic converters 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 converters 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    0       day of January 2008.

                                    Annette Hebert, Chief
                                    Mobile Source Operations Division

  CAR SOUND EXHAUST SYSTEM, INC.              -   CATALYTIC CONVERTERS        -   D-193-54

                                                                           Appendix D-193-54
I                                 Car Sound Exhaust System, Inc. Series 44000/41000 for Limited Ford Passenger Cars                                                               I
        Model                                  Engine                   Certification   Weight   Exhaust   Converter     Total      Monitor Universal   Universal    Direct Fit
                Make       Vehicle Model                Engine Family                                                                        Front        Rear
        year                                    Size                       Level        Class     Type       Type      Converters     ed                            FronVRear
                       Taurus. Taurus Wagon,
    1                  Sable, Sable Wagon.              TFM3.OVJGl EK                                                                                                 44023
                       Engine code "S"
--                                              3.0



                             Taurus Station


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