Approval Details

Valid E.O.


This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on July 31, 1990.
As of Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

1991 and older gasoline and diesel powered vehicles.

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-203-1
  • Executive Order 203-1 / D203-1
  • ARB # D-203-1
  • Executive Order No: D-203-1
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-203-1
  • Resolution D-203-1
For Free CARB Executive Order Status verification, email an image of the device Executive Order label as well as the Year/Make/Model and Test Group # of the vehicle to [email protected]

Download: Executive Order D-203-1 PDF

D-203-1 Document:

                                                    (Page 1 of 3)
                             State of California
                             AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                           EXECUTIVE CRCER 0—203—1
                  Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                             of the Y¥ehicle Code

                             SOF TRON INTERNATICNAL
                     SOF TRCN MODEL #100 FLUID CONDITIONER

WHEREAS, Vehicle Code Section 27156 and Title 13 Californic 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 prohibiticns of Vehicle Code Section 27156.

WHEREAS, Softron International has applied to the AR8 for exemption from the
prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section 27156 for the Softron model #100 fluid
conditioner for 1991 and older model years.

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
Regsources Board finds:

     i.   The Softron model #100 fluid conditioner is an add—on device
          attached to the fuel   line in a motor vehicle.

     2.   The Softron model #100 fluid conditioner is intended for use with
          a required motor vehiclie pollution control system.

     3.   The Softron model #100 fluid conditioner by being installed in the
          engine alters the original design of a motor vehicle pollution
          control system.

     4.   The Softron medel #100 fluid conditioner is a device subject to
          the prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section 27156 and an add—on part
          as defined by 13 CCR Section i900(b)(1).                  |

     5.   The Softron model #100 fluid conditioner does not reduce the
          effectiveness of any required motor vehicle polliution control

     6.   The Air Resources Board,   in the exercise of technical jquement,
          is aware of no basis on which the Softron model #100 fluid
          conditioner will provide an increase in fuel economy.

SQF TRON fNTERNATIONAL                          EXECUTIVE ORDER D—203—1
SOF TRON MODEL #100 FLUID CONDITIONER®"         (Page 2 of 3)

          1t has not been determined what effect use of the Softron model
          #100 fluid conditioner may have on any warranty, either expressed
          or implied, by the manufacturer of a motor vehicle on which the
          device is installed.

          The Softron model #100 fluid conditioner is not a certified motor
          vehicle pollution control device pursuant to Health and Safety
          Code Section 43644.

          The Air Resources Board by granting an exemption to Softron
          International for the Softron model #100 fluid conditioner does
          not recommend or endorse in any way the Softron model #100 fluid
          conditioner for emissions reduction, fuel economy, or any other

IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the Softron model #100 fluid conditioner is
exempt from the prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section 27156 for installation
on 1991 and earlier model—year vehicles powered with gasoline or diesel
internal combustion engines 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.

          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 Air Resources Bcoard prior to
          marketing in California.

          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 the Executive Order shall
          be prohibited unless prior approval is obtained from the Air
          Resources Board. Exemption of this product shall not be construed
          as an exemption to sell, offer for sale, or advertise any
          component of the product as an individual device.  _

          Any oral or written references to this Executive Order or its
          content by Softron International, 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 Softron model #100 fluid
          conditioner and is only a finding that the device is exempt from
          the prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section 27156.

SOF TRON INTERNATIONAL                          EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. D—203—1
SOFTRON MODEL #100 FLUID CONDITIONER            (Page 3 of 3)

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

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 determ1nat1on after hearing
that grounds for revocation exist.

Executed at E1 Monte, California, this <¥/          f July, 1990.

                                        .  B. Summerfield
                                       Assistant Division Chief
                                       Mobile Source Division

                                                                          TYPICAL INSTALLATION

             Unit should be placed after fuel pump
             and fuel filter as close as possible to                                                                                    CARBURETOR OR
             carburetor or fuel injector                                                                                                FUEL INJECTOR


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Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:44:13

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