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This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on August 22, 2008.
As of Wednesday, June 26th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModelsModificationRemarks
Series 44000 & 410001995 to 2004 Nissan PC & LDT1NoneContact manufacturer or distributor for specific vehicle application

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-193-59
  • Executive Order 193-59 / D193-59
  • ARB # D-193-59
  • Executive Order No: D-193-59
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-193-59
  • Resolution D-193-59
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Download: Executive Order D-193-59 PDF

D-193-59 Document:

                                  State of California
                              AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                            EXECUTIVE ORDER D—193—59
                     Relating to Exemptions under Section 27156 _
                                  of the Vehicle Code

                        Car Sound Exhaust System, Inc.
       Serles 44000/41000 OBD II Compliant Three—way Catalytic Converters"

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 44000 and 41000 three—waycatalytic converters (TWC) for installation on selected _
1995 through 2004 model year Nissan passenger cars (PC) and light—duty trucks (LDT1)
equipped with on—board diagnostic II (OBD—II) systems as specified in Appendix D—193—59
and incorporated herein. The Series 44000 will be used as front catalytic converters (1 unit
or 2 units) for single or dual exhaust systems, and Series 41000 used asrear catalytic —
converter (1 unit or 2 units) for multiple catalytic converter applications.

Series 44000 and 41000 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—59.

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 converters comply with the California Vehicle Code         |
Section 27156 and Title 13, California Code of Regulations, Section 2222(h). The emissions
performance of Series 44000 and 41000 was based on durability bench—aging by Delphi
Energy and Chassis Systems 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 I1) Systems."

WHEREAS, previous emissions and OBD 1| compatibility tests conducted by Car Sound
Exhaust System, Inc. using a vehicle of a weight classification and exhaust configuration
similar to those listed in Appendix D—193—59 and certified to Low Emission Vehicle (LEV)
standards resulted in the issuance of Executive Order D—193—54, it was determined that the
installation of Series 44000/41000 TWC on the vehicles listed in Appendix D—193—59 meets
the requirements of California regulations for aftermarket catalytic converters.

T 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—59 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
           their 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 converters 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
            converters 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 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 | 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.

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

      7.    The new aftermarket catalytic converters 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 assembled 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.
.   _CAR SOUND EXHAUST SYSTEM,         INC.   —   CATALYTIC CONVERTERS        — D—193—59

                                           —   3   —

  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       __22*2_ day of August 2008.

                                      Annette Hebert, Chie;
                                      Mobile Source Operations Division

      CAR SOUND EXHAUST SYSTEM,                INC.    —   CATALYTIC CONVERTERS    — D—193—59

                                                                  APPENDIX D—193—59
                                         Car Sound Exhaust System, Inc. Series 44000/41000 for Nissan PC and LDT1

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                    Make |Vehicle Model
                                                                J       ~|
                                                            Engine Family
                                                                              Cert. Weight
                                                                             Level|  Class
                                                                                                                                      Total       I
                                                                                                                    Converter Type Converters Monitored|
                                                                                                                                                                            Direct Fit

     {                     300ZX
                           T40                                 ' ;
                                                            SNS3.OVJGFEA                                    p               w
                                                                                                                          2TWC          2         ,              -
                                                                                                                                                              44005           TBD
     2    1995             300ZX Turbo             3.0 L    SNS3.OVJGEEA TIER1                                      2WUTWCI2TWC         4                  44006741006
     3                         J                            SNS3.OVJG1EK                                 pY         2WUTWC/ITWC         3                               TBD/4 1750
     4                     Maxima                           SNS3.OVJG1FK                                             WUTWCE/TWC                            44004/41004!—r5Bya 1709
     s                     Altima                  2aLl     NS24vJGzEK TLEV                                 5          Tweqr)           2             1    44005/41005| TBD/41705
                           Maxima/l30                       TNS3.OVJGFEK                                 DIY        2WUTWC/TWC          3
                                                                                                                                                           44004144004 TBD/4
      7   1996             3O00ZX
                           330                     3.0 L    TNS3.0WJGFGK tiesl           pq               o            2TWC             2         5          | 44005         TBD
     8o                    300ZX
                           cas Turbo               Te       TNS3.OVJGFHK
                                                            TNeq sVvJGrEK                                           2WUTWC/I2TWC        4                  44006/41006|       TBD
                           2005X                        |           .              v                                                                                |      447077TBD
     10                    Sentra                  1.6 L    VNS1.6VJG3EK      LE                            5            TWwC(2)                  4        44005/41005        TBD
                           Altima                   '                                                                                   2                                  TBD/41705
     11   1997             Stanza                  24 L     VNS2AVJG2EK TLEV                                |                                              44004/44004]      TBD
     12                    J30                     3.0 _    VNS2.OWGIFK                                   D            2TWC                                   44005     |44740/44741|
    13                     Maxima/l30               j       VNS3.OVJGFEK TIER1                           pY         2WUTWCE/TWC         3         2        44005/41005| 4450374 1704
     14                    @45                     4.1L     VNS4.1VJG1EK                                  D            2TWC                                   44006         TBD
     15             Nissan|Frontier                2.4 L    WNSXTO2.423B     TLEV|      LDT1—                             |                                44006/41006       41445

     16                    é%?f‘r;(                1.6 L wnsxvois31a| Lev                                  5             TWC(2)        2          4                        447%’;BD
    17    1998 |           Altima                  24L      WNSXVO2.433B| LEV            PC          »              WUTWCE/TWC                             44005/41005! 753741795
    18                     Maxima/l30              3.0 L    WNSXVO03.0A6A| _ip,,                         pY         2WUTWCEATWC        3          p                      44503741704
    19                     Q45                     4.1 L    WNSXVO4.117A                                  D            2TWC                                   44006          TBD
    20                     Frontier                24L      XNSXTO2.423A TLEV|          LDT1                                                               44006/41i006]    41445
    24                     é‘;‘:}f’r’;             116L     xnsxvo1.s31a Lev                               s             TWC(2)        2          4                        447?;’;BD
    37|   1999             Altima                  24L      XNSXVO2.433A|     LEV        PC                          WUTWCITWC                             44005741005 753741705
    23                     Maxima/l30              3.0 L    XNSXVO3.026A     TLEV                                   WUTWE/TWE(2        3          7                     44503741704
    24                     Q45                     41L      XNSXVO4.1A7A     |TIER!1                       D           2TWC(2)         4                   a4006/41006|_—1B2
    25                     Frontier                24L      YNSXTO2.423A     TLEV|     LDT                                                                                 41445
    26                     Sentra/lG20             2.0L     YNSXVO2.0C9B                                   5             TWC(2)        2          1        44006/41036|     TBD
    27    2000             Altima                  24L      YNSXVO2.433A|     LEV                                                                                        TBD/41705
    PP                     Maxima/i30              3.0 L    YNSXVO3.036A                 PC              lTt—powm    ~#»rworrwe        3          ,        44005/41005       too
    29                     Q45                     4.1L     YNSXVO4.1A7A TIERA1                            D             2TWC(2)       4                   44006/4 10086
    30                     Frontier                2.4 L    1NSXTO2.4C4A               LODT1                 |                                                              41446
    31    2001             Sentra Se/G20           2.0L     1NSXVO2.0C3A|     LEV        |                 5             TWC(2)        9          4        44006/41036)     TBD
    32                     Altima                  24L      1NSXVO2.4C4A                                             ‘                                     44005/41005| TBD/41705

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                                                            APPENDIX D—193—59
                                   Car Sound Exhaust System, Inc. Series 44000/41000 for Nissan PC and LDT1

        Model                  .              Engine        X       .    Cert. Weight Exhaust                              Total       .            .                 .          .
No.     Year       Make |Vehicle Model         Size      Engine Family   Level|    Class    Type         Converter Type Converters Monitored|    Universal        Direct Fit

33                       Maxima/l30           3.0 L      1NSXVO3.0C6GA LEV                      D/Y       2TWC/TWC              3      5        44005/41005     TBD
34|     5004             Q45                  41L        1NSXVO4.1A8A [TIER1|       PC           D         2TWC(2)_             4               44006/41006
35                       Altima               »4|        1NSXX02 404A                                                                           44005/41005| TBD/41705
ag                       Frontier                        necro> acas               LOT1          5          TWC(2)              5       {       44006/41006|   41446
37                       G20                   2.0 L     2NSXVO2.0C3A    LEV                                                                    44006/41036
38                       Sentra Se—R           2.5 L     2NSXVO2.5C5A                            D           2TWC                                  44005
39 2002                  Altima1M3 3.5S
                                    2.908      3.5L caa
                                                     2NSXVO3.5C6A                   PC          DIY       2TWC/ITWC             3      2        44005/41005               TBD

40                      |1Q45                 4.5 L      2NSXVO4.5B8A TLEV                       D          2TWC(2)             4
41                       Frontier             2.4 L      3NSXTO2.4C4A              LDT1          3          TWE(2)              5       4       44008741006(          ~~77Fgg
42                       Sentra Se—R Spec—V   2.5 L      3NSXVO2.5CS5A                                                                                                    TBD
               |    Altima 3.5Se _            |                                                 DIY       2TWC/TWC              3
43      59p3 Nissan|G35                       45         3NSXVO3.5C7A                            D         2TWC(2)              4               44005/41005| 44501/44997
                    Maxima/l35                  ‘                                   PC          DY        2TWC/TWC              3      p                         TBD
44                       3507                            3NSXVO3.5C7B                                                                                            44501/44997

4                        M45                  4.5 L       3NSXVO4.5CBA                          D          2TWC(2)              4
    °                    Q45 [ux                    5L   3NSAVO4                                                                                a40osi4a1006|             _‘PP
46                       Frontier             24L        4NSXTO2.4N4A    LEV       LDT               |                                                                41446
47                       Sentra Se—R Spec V   ;;|        4NSXVO2.5NSA                           S           TWC(2)              2      1                          |
48                       Sentra 2.55            '        4NSXVO2.5S5A
                         Altima 3.5Se                                                           DY        2TWC/TWC _            3                            |            TBD
49 2004                  G35                  35| 4NSXV03.5N7A                      pc          6          2TWE(Z)              4               44005/41005
                         135                    ‘                                               D‘Y      | 2TWC/TWC             3      p
50                       3502/G635                       4NSXVO3.5N7C                                                       |                                    44501/44997
51                       gjg                  4.5 L 4NSXVO4.5N8A                                o          2TWO(2)          4A                  44006/41006|              TBD

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Document Modified: 2008-09-08 15:12:26

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