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Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on March 14, 1990.
As of Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Models
1990 and older gasoline and diesel powered vehicles

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-199
  • Executive Order 199 / D199
  • ARB # D-199
  • Executive Order No: D-199
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-199
  • Resolution D-199
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Download: Executive Order D-199 PDF

D-199 Document:



                                                       {Page 1 of 2)

                               State of California
                               AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                               EXECUTIVE ORDER D—199                        _
                  Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156                    f
                             of the Vehicle Code

                           CARBONFLO SALES AMERICA, LTD.
                                 "CARBONFLO® DEVICE

WHEREAS, Vehicle Code (VC) Section 27156 and Title 13 California Code of
Regulations (hereafter "CCR") Section 2222(e), authorize the California Air
Resources Board (ARB) and its Executive Officer to exempt add—on and
modified parts from the prohibitions of ¥C Section 27156.

WHEREAS, Carbonflo Sales America, Ltd. has applied to the ARB for exemption
from the prohibitions of VC Section 27156 for the "Carbonflo" device.

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 ARB
finds:

     1.   The "Carbonflo" device is an add—on device that is inserted in the
          fuel delivery line of a motor vehicle. Installations are         >
          exclusively done by authorized representatives of Carbonflo Sales
          America, Ltd.
           The "Carbonflo" device is a cylindrical cartridge containing 22mm
           metallic "cones". Cartridges are available in 6 1/2, 7 1/2,        —
           8 1/2, 9 1/2, and 10 1/2 inch lengths. The length of the cartridge
           used depends onthe type of vehicle and ifs condition. This
           applicability will be determined by authorized representatives of
           Carbonflo Sales America, Ltd.

           The "Carbonflo" device, beffig a fuel line insert, alters the
          ‘original design of a motor veh1c1e pollution control system.

           The "Carbonflo" dev1ce is a devuce subject to the prohibitions of
           VC Section 27156 and an add—on part as defined by 13 CCR Section
           1900(b)(1)}.

          —The "Carbonflo" device does not reduce the effectiveness of any _
           required moter vehicle pollution control device.

           The ARB, in the exercise of technical judgment, is aware of no
           basis on which the "Carbonf]o" device‘will provide an increase in
           fuel economy.

          It has not been determined what effect use of the "Carbonflo"
          device may have on any warranty, either expressed or implied, by
          the manufacturer of a motor vehicle on which the device is
           installed.

          The "Carbonflo" device is not a certified motor vehicle pollution
          control device pursuant to Heaith and Safety Code Section 43644.


CARBONFLO SALES AMERICA, LTD.               EXECUTIVE ORDER D—199
"CARBONFLO® DEVICE                          (Page 2 of 2)



     9.   The ARB by granting an exemption to Carbonflo Sales America, Ltd.
          for the "Carbonflo" device does not recommend or endorse in any
          way the "Carbonflo" device for emissions reduction, fuel economy,
          or any other purpose.

IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the "Carbonflo" device is exempt from the
prohibitions of VC Section 27156 for installation on 1990 and older model
year gasoline and diesel powered vehicles subject to the following
conditions:

     1.       This exemption shall not apply to any device, apparatus, or
          mechanism advertised, offered for sale or sold with, or installed
          on, a motor vehicle prior to or concurrent with transfer to an
          ultimate purchaser.

     2.   No changes are permitted to the device as described in the
          application for exemption. Any changes to the device, applicable
          model year, or other factors addressed in this order must be
          evaluated and approved by the ARB prior to marketing in
          California.       ©

     3.       Marketing of this device using an identification other than that
          shown in this Executive Order or marketing of this device for an
          application other than those listed in this Executive Order 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 advert1se any component of the product
          as an individual device.                                          .

     4.   Any oral or written references to this Executive Order or its
          content by Carbonflo Sales America, Ltd., 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 economy
           or emissions reduction claims for the "Carbonflo" device and is
           only a finding that the device is exempt from the prohibitions of
          .VC 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. 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 after hearing
that grounds for revocation exist.
                                             i7
Executed at El Monte, California, this      44 * day of March, 1990.


                                           //f///:'._/'f«
                                                        /f.L

                                          K. D. Drachand, Chief _
                                          Mobile Source Division


                      State of California
                     AIR RESOURCES BOARD




EVALUATION OF CARBONFLO SALES AMERICA, LTD.‘S "CARBONFLO® DEVICE
      FROM THE PROHIBITIONS IN VEHICLE CQODE SECTION 27156
           IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 2222, TITLE 13,
             OF THE CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS




                           March 1990


      EVALUATION OF CARBONFLO SALES AMERICA, LTD.‘S "CARBONFLO® 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 recommendation for use.)


                                     SUMMARY



          Carbonfjo Sales America, Ltd. of P.0. Box 91237 Henderson, Nevada

89009, has applied for exemption from the prohibitions in Section 27156 of

the California Vehicle Code for their "Carbonflo" device.     The device is

designed for installation on 1990 and older model year gasoline and diesel

powered vehicles.

          Previously the Air Resources Board (ARB) exempted four similar

devices:    the "Moleculator Fuel Enérgizer“ and the "Fuel Dominator" by

Internal Energy Management Corporation, the "Top Eliminator" by Top

Eliminator, Inc., and the "Fuel—Cat" by Fuel—Cat, Inc.     Based on the

engineering evaluation of the devices and exemptions issued for the devices

that operate in a manner similar to the Carbonflo device, the staff

concludes that the Carbonflo device will not have any adverse effects on the

exhaust emissions from gasoline and diesel powered vehicles.

          The staff recommends that the Carbonflo device be exempted from the

prohibitions in Vehicle Code Section 27156 and that Executive Order D—199 be

issued.


                                           CONTENTS



                                                      Page Number



SUMMARY                                                    i

CONTENTS                                                  11



I.        INTRODUCTION                                     1

II.       CONCLUSION                                       1

III.      RECOMMENDATION                                   1

IV.            CE      CRIPTION   AND   OPERA              1

¥.         ISCUSSION




                                                          A
 PPE

          A.    CARBONFLO INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS




                                                          a
          B.    CARBONFLO DRAWING




                                                          oo




                                                11.


       EVALUATION OF CARBONFLO SALES AMERICA, LTD.‘S "CARBONFLO®" DEVICE
             FROM THE PROHIBITIONS IN VEHICLE CODE SECTION 27156
                  IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 2222, TITLE 13,
                    OF THE CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS


I.     INTRODUCTION
        Carbonflo Sales America, Ltd. of P.0. Box 91237 Henderson, Nevada

89009, has applied for exemption from the prohibitions in Section 27156 of

the California Vehicle Code for their "Carbonflo" device.    The device is

designed for installation on 1990 and older model year gasoline and diesel

powered vehicles.

        The applicant submitted drawings, specifications, and testimonials

of the device for our evaluation.

II.     CONCLUSION
        Previously, the Air Resources Board (ARB) exempted four similar

devices:     the "Moleculator Fuel Energizer" and the "Fuel Dominator" by

Internal Energy Management Corporation, the "Top Eliminator" by Top

Eliminator, Inc., and the "Fue]—Caf“ by Fuel—Cat, Inc.     Based on the

engineering evaluation of the devices and the exemptions issued to the

devices that operate in a manner similar to the Carbonflo device, the staff

conciudes that the Carbonflo device will not have any adverse effects on the

exhaust emissions from gasoline and diesel powered vehicles.

III.    RECOMMENDATION
        The staff recommends that Carbonflo Sales America, Ltd. be granted an

exemption from the prohibitions in California Vehicle Code Section 27156 for

their Carbonflo device and that Executive Order D—199 be issued.

IV.        EVICE   DESCRIPTION      RATIO

        The Carbonflo device is a cylindrical shaped cartridge containing

                                       —1—


22mm metallic "cones".     The cones are comprised of tin, antimony, mercury

and lead.     The mercury and lead are used to hold the "cones" together and

are not released into the vehicle fuel system.     Cartridges are available in

6 1/2, 7 1/2, 8 1/2, 9 1/2, and 10 1/2 inch lengths.     The length of the

cartridge used depends on the type of vehicle and its condition.      This

applicability will be determined by authorized representatives of

Carbonflo Sales America, Ltd.     The Carbonflo installation instructions and

drawings are shown in Appendices A and B,     respectively.   Installation of

the Carbonflo device will be exclusively done by authorized representatives

of Carbonflo Sales America, Ltd.

          The device is installed in series with the vehicle fuel line.

According to the applicant when fuel passes through the device, molecular

amounts of tin and antimony from the "cones" are released into the fuel
stream.     This promotes a faster chemical reaction between carbon atoms and

oxygen atoms resulting in a more complete combustion.     Because the fuel is

used more efficiently, the applicant claims better fuel economy is obtained.

The applicant also claims that this process aids in lubrication of the

engine for better performance.     The ARB did not perform any testing on the

device to verify such claims.     It 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, fuel economy or vehicle performance.

v.        DISCUSSTON
          Previously the ARB exempted four similar devices:   the "Moleculator

Fuel Energizer" and the "Fuel Dominator" by Internal Energy Management

Corporation, the "Top Eliminator" by Top Eliminator, Inc., and the "Fuel—

Cat" by Fuel—Cat, Inc.     These devices were issued exemptions based on back—

                                       «2.


to—back CVS testing, fuel economy testing and engineering evaluation.

Because of the previous exemptions issued to similar devices with the same

operating principle and the fact that in order to qualify for an exemption

the device must not cause an increase in exhaust emissions, the staff

recommends that Carbonflo Sales America, Ltd. be granted an exemption as

requested.


APPENDICES


                                         AFPPENDIX A


                               CARBONFLO SALES AMERICA, LTD,
                                      P.O. BOX 91237
                                  HENDERSON, NEVADA 89009
                                       (702)565—1126


                      CARBONFLO CARTRIDGE INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

           The Carbonflo cartridge is designed to be installed in the fuel
     delivery line of the vehicle. The exact location may be anywhere
     between the gas tank and the carburetor or injection port. Before
     beginning your installation, it is suggested that you make a visual
     check of the entire fuel line system to determine the most efficient
     location for the cartridge and also establish the correct           size
     (diameter) of the fuel line and the manufacturers stated pressure of the
     line in the case of fuel injected engines.

            1. The cartridge may be installed in any position, however, a
    : level or (plumbed in line) position is preferred.

    ty      2. It is further recommended that the cartridge be positioned
     ,behlnd the factory installed fuel filter. If a location in front of the
    ifuel    filter   is   selected, a   second filter may be installed behind the
    < cartridge if the vehicle owner so desires.

        i.   3.   Having determined the location desired, insert the appropriate
       ttlngs into each end of the cartridge (ribbed, compression, or flared)
        ;tighten fitting sufficient for       a   leak   proof   joint.   Measure   the
      overall length of the cartridge and then measure, cut and remove the
    ‘ appropriate length of fuel line.

        i 4. Secure each end of the cartridge fittings to the fuel line
      gain assuring a leak proof joint on each end. Note: check to see that
     the: Carbonflo decal on one side of the cartridge is clearly visible for
     inspection after installation has been completed.

         | 5. Attach the cartridge to the surface selected using two each
     standard 1" diameter pipe clamps or auto industry approved mounting
     devices as required.

2           6. Start the vehicle and allow the engine to run long enough to
    ‘‘determine, by a visual check of the cartridge connections, that no leaks
     are cbserved.


     CBUTIO“S:

    : Do not mount cartridge near exhaust system or in close proximity of           the
    ‘catalytic converter.
     Do not mount the cartridge in a location where it may be damaged by road
     hazards (rocks, sticks ,"chuck holes", etc.)
    Do not allow <the fuel line only to support the cartridge after
      nstallation.


                           CARBONFLO — flDRE POWER — LESS FUFL


                                                         &
,rCarbonflc&Sales&llezlca.:Ltd.
                             _                       t   T                                     January 29, 1990
[ P.Os Boxs91237°®
 Hendersony Nevada 89009‘
 (702)) 565—1126     _

                                       Carbonflo cartridge drawing

                                        Drawing Scale = Actual Size

         1" male X 4"        female steel bushing epoxy or welded        in place

           wire screen attached with epoxy
                    _1           CARBONFLO— Cones




                                                                                                                      g XIINIIIY
                         im /               C= MORE POWER
                         —                                          LESS FUEL

                                       *                 CONES MADE IN ENGLAND      \
                                           /_"CARR E.Q.. D—XX."
                                           Zj} Ea.   Labels — Opposite sides
                                             Brass fitting — Size as required
                                             Use of flared,compression, or ribbed fitting
                                             as desired.



NOTES:

1.   Exterior surfaces of cartridge shall be primed and painted.                        (Exterior industrial
     grade paint)
                                                                                              cones   as   follows:
2.   Length of cartridge, excluding fittings, shall determine number of
     64" long cartridge (as shown) contains 8 cones. -4“%¢
     74" = 10    cones —— fi,fig
     B4" = 12    cones
     94 = 14     cones
     104" = 16   cones


                                                    (Page 1 of 2)

                              State of California
                              AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                          EXECUTIVE ORDER D—200—9
                 Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                            of the ¥ehicle Code

                         DOUG THORLEY HEADERS, INC.
                               EXHAUST HEADERS
             {PIN‘S 106Y, 106Y¥—5, 114¥, 114¥—$, 153 AND 1§3—5)

Pursuant to the authority vested in the Air Resources Board by Section 27156
of the Vehicle Code; and

Pursuant to the authority vested in the undersigned by Sections 39§51§ and
39516 of the Health and Safety Code and Executive Order §—45—5;

IT IS ORDERED AND RESOLYED:    That the installation of the Doug Thorley
exhaust header part nos. 106Y, 106¥—$, 114¢, 114Y—$, 153 and 1§53—3
manufactured by Doug Thorley Headers, Inc. of 1561 Commerce Street, Corona,
CA 91720, has been found not to reduce the effectiveness of the applicable
vehicle pollution control system and, therefore, is exempt from the
prohibitions of Section 27156 of the Yehicle Code for the following non—
feedback vehicle applications:

     Exhaust Header P/MN 106¥ {non—AIR) and P/N 106Y—S (AIR)
          1975—1981 model—year Plymouth/Dodgs van equipped with a 273—360
          CID engine

     Exhaust Header P/N 114¥ {non—AIR) and P/N 114¥—S (AIR)
          1975—1981 model—year Dodge Ramcharger, Dodge pickup and Plymouth
          Trail Duster equipped with a 273—360 CID engine

     Exhaust Header P/N 153 (non—AIR) and P/N 153—S (AIR)
          1975—1976 model—year Dodge Dart and Plymouth Valiant/Scamp
          equipped with a 273—360 CID engine
          1976—1979 model—year Dodge Aspen/Diplomat and Plymouth Yolare
          equipped with a 273—360 CIO engine

This Executive Order is valid provided that installation instructions for
tbese headers will not recommend tuning the vehicle to specifications
different from those submitted by Doug Thorley Headers, Inc.

Changes made to the design or operating conditions of these exhaust headers,
as exempt by the Air Resources Board, which adversely affect the performance
8fda vehicle‘s pollution control system shall invalidate this Executive
 rder .


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      DOUG THORLEY HEADERS, INC.                        EXECUTIVE ORDER D—200—93
      EXHAUST HEADERS                                   (Page 2 of 2)



      Marketing of these exhaust headers using any identification other than that
      shown in this Executive Order or marketing of these exhaust headers for an
      application other than those listed in this Executive Order shall be
      prohibited unless prior approval is obtained from the Air Resources Board.

      Exemption of these exhaust headers shall not be construed as exemption to
       sell, offer for sale, or advertise any component of the kit as an individual
       device.

       This Executive Order does not constitute any opinion as to the effect the
       use of these exhaust headers may have on any warranty e1ther expressed or
       implied by the vehicle manufacturer.

       THIS EXECUTIVE ORDER DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A CERTIFICATION, ACCREDITATION,
       APPROYAL, OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF ENDORSEMENT BY THE AIR RESOURCES BOARD OFf
       CLAIMS OF THE APPLICANT CONCERNING ANTI—POLLUTION BENEFITS OR ANY ALLEGED
       BENEFITS OF DOUG THORLEY HEADERS, INC.‘S EXHAUST HEADER PART NOS. 106¥,
       106Y¥—S, 114Y¥, 114Y—$, 153 AND 153—5.

       No claim of any kind, such as "Approved by the Air Resources Board" may be
       made with respect to the action taken herein in any advertising or other
       oral or written communication.

       Violation of any of the above conditiohs shall be grounds for
    .r:leyocaticn of this order.   The order may be revoked only after ten day
        ritten 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.   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 after hearing that grounds for revocation exist.

       Executed at E1 Monte, California, this   £<§S7Lgfi_-of November, 1991.




                                                RS 8. Summerfield
                                                Assistant Division Chief
                                                Mobile Source Division



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Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:39:43

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