Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on April 18, 1991.
As of Wednesday, June 19th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Models
1991 and older vehicles with gasoline internal combustion engines.

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-208-1
  • Executive Order 208-1 / D208-1
  • ARB # D-208-1
  • Executive Order No: D-208-1
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-208-1
  • Resolution D-208-1
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Download: Executive Order D-208-1 PDF

D-208-1 Document:



                                                     (Page 1 of 3)

                               State of California
                               AIR RESOURCES BOARO

                             EXECUTIVE ORDER O—208—1
                    Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                               of the Vehicle Code

                             VENTURES UNLIMITED, INC.
                           CLEAN AIR VALVE/PCV ENHANCER

WHEREAS, Vehicle Code 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 Nehicle Code Section 27156.

WHEREAS, Ventures Unlimited, Inc. has applied to the ARB for exemption from
the prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section 27156 for a device named the Clean
Air Valve/PCY Enhancer for all gasoline powered internal combustion engines.

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 &—45—5, the Air
Resources Board finds:

     1.    The Clean Air ¥alve/PCV Enhancer is a modified device which is
          part of the PCV valve emission control unit.

     2.   The Clean Air Valve/PCV Enhancer is intended for use with a
          required motor vehicle pollution control system.

     3.    The Clean Air Valve/PCV Enhancer by being installed in the engine
          alters the original design of a motor vehicle pollution control
          system.

     4.    The Clean Air Vaive/PCV Enhancer is a device subject to the
          prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section 27156 and a modified part as
          defined by 13 CCR Section 1900(b){10).

     5.   The Clean Air Yalve/PC¥ Enhancer does not reduce the effectiveness
          of any required motor vehicle pollution control device.

     6.   The Air Resources Board,    in the exercise of technical judgement,
          is aware of no basis on which the Clean Air Valve/PCV Enhancer
          will provide an increase in fuel economy.


VENTURES UNLIMITED, INC.                        EXECUTIVE ORDER D—208—1
CLEAN AIR VALVE/PCY ENHANCER                    (Page 2 of 3)



          It has not been determined what effect use of the Clean Air
          Valve/PCY Enhancer may have on any warranty, either expressed or
          implied, by the manufacturer of a motor vehicle on which the
          device is installed.

          The Clean Air Valve/PCY Enhancer 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 Ventures
          Unlimited, Inc. for the Clean Air Valve/PCV Enhancer does not
          recommend or endorse in any way the Clean Air Valve/PCV Enhancer
          for emissions reduction, fuel economy, or any other purpose.

IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the Clean Air Valve/PCV Enhancer is exempt from
the prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section 27156 for installation on 1991 and
earlier model—year vehicles powered with gasoline 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
          mode! year, or other factors addressed in this order must be
          evaluated and approved by the Air Resources Board 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
          an 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 Ventures Unlimited, Inc., its principals, agents,
          employees, distributors, dealers, or cther 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 Clean Air Valve/PCV Enhancer
          and is only a finding that the device is exempt from the
          prohibitions of Vsehicle Code Section 27156.


VENTURES UNLIMITED, INC.                       EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. D—208—1
CLEAN AIR VALVE/PCV ENHANCER                   (Page 3 of 3)



     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 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.


Executed at El Monte, California, this lfiz__ day of April, 1991.




                                       R. B. Summerfiel
                                       Assistant Division Chief
                                       Mobile Source Division


                  SS


                             State of California
                             AIR RESOURCES BOARD




    EVALUATION OF VENTURES UNLIMITED, INC.‘S CLEAN AIR VALVE/PCY ENHANCER
             FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS OF VEHICLE CODE
        SECTION 27156 IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 2222, TITLE 13, OF THE
                        CALIFORNIA CODE 0F REGULATIONS




.                                April 1991


                                 State of California
                                 AIR RESOURCES BOARD




        EVALUATION OF VENTURES UNLIMITED, INC.‘S CLEAN AIR VALVE/PCY ENHANCER
           .      FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS OF VERICLE 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
                                 E1 Monte, CA 91731—2990



     {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


       Ventures Unlimited, Inc., of P. 0. Box 382, Paulden, AZ     86334, has

requested an update to Executive Order D—208 due to design changes made to

Clean Air Yalve/PC¥ Enhancer.   The Clean Air Valve/PCV Enhancer is designed for
ifista]lation on 1991 and older model year gasoline powered yvehicles.

       Ventures Unlimited, Inc. has submitted a set of revised installation

instructions accompanied with engineering drawings specifying the changes made

to the Clean Air Valve/PCV Enhancer.   Based on the engingering evaluation, the

staff believes changes to the original design of the Clean Air Valve/PCV

Enhancer will not cause any adverse effect on exhaust emissions.     The staff

recommends the Clean Air Valve/PCV Enhancer be exempted from the prohibitions

in Yehicle Code Section 27156 and that Executive Order D—208—1 be issued.


                                                           Page Number



SUMMARY                                                          i

CONTENTS                                                        11

I.        INTROCDUCTION                                          1

II.       CONCLUSION                                             1

III.      RECOMMENDATION                                         1

IV.       DESCRIPTION               .                            2

¥.        DISCUSSION                                   '         3

          APPENDIX                                               5

          APPENDIX A:      ENGINEERING DRAWING                   6

          APPENDIX B:     OUTLET AND SET SCREW DRAWINGS          7

          APPENDIX C:      INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS             8




                                           11


  EVALUATION OF VENTURES UNLIMITED, INC.‘S CLEAN AIR VALVE/PCV ENHANCER FOR
EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS OF VEHICLE CODE SECTION 27156 IN ACCORDANCE
      WITH SECTION 2222, TITLE 13, OF THE CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS

I.     INTRODUCTION
       Ventures Unlimited, Inc., of P. 0. Box 382, Paulden, Arizona    86334, has

requested an update to Executive Order D—208 due to design changes in the Clean

Air Valve/PCVY Enhancer.   The device is designed for installation on 1991 and

clder model—year gasoline powered vehicles.

       The applicant submitted a set of revised installation instructions and"

specifications of the design changes to the Air Resources Board (ARB) for

evaluation.



II.    CONCLUSIONS
       Based on the engineering evaluation of the modified design of the Clean

Air Valve/PCV Enhancer and the exemption previously issued for this device, the

staff believes that the design changes to the Clean Air Va]ve/PCV Enhancer will
not have any adverse effects on the exhaust emissions from gasoline powered

vehicles.



111.   RECOMMENDATION
       The staff recommends Ventures Unlimited, Inc. be granted an exemption

from the prohibitions in California Vehicle Code Section 27156 for their Clean

Air Valve/PCV Enhancer and that Executive Order O—208—1 be issued.


IV.    DEVICEDESCRIPTION
       The Clean Air Valve/PCV Enhancer is a modified device designed to

replace the PCV valve and filter the crankcase emissions,.    Illustrations of

this device are shown in Appendix A.     The Clean Air Valve/PCV Enhancer is a

cylindrical device approximately 4 inches long with a 1.75 inches outer

diameter.     There are three parts to the Clean Air Valve/PCV Enhancer; Epe

PCV/inlet assembly, the filtration assembly and the outlet.

       The PCV/inlet assembly consists of a PCY valve and a beveled surface.

The PCV valve is .75 inch long with a .75 outer diameter.     The vaive is a

standard PCV valve and replaces the original equipment PCY valve.     The PCY

valve is then attached to a beveled cylindrical surface in which the outside

diameter changes from .75 inch to 1.75 inches.

       The filtration assembly is located on top of the beveled surface and is

2.5 inches long with a 1.75 inches outer diameter.     The filtration assembly

consists of two filters of silica gel and carbon particles which are separated

by screens and an air space.

       The outlet is a 45 degree angle fitting attached to the top of the

filtration assembly and cdnnects to the original equipment PCY hose.     The

fitting is .75 inch high and 1.33 inches long.     The outlet has been changed

from the original design of the Clean Air Valve/PCV Enhancer by adding a

5/16" set screw to the opposite side of the 3/8" barb fitting as shown in
Appendix B.


v.     BISCUSSION
       The significant design change to the Clean Air Valve/PCY Enhancer was

the addition of an adjustable set screw.   Ventures Unlimited, Inc. and the

submitted drawings verified that the set screw did not allow any air to escape

into the atmosphere..   The manufacturer claims the set screw was added to allow

HC and CO emissions of the vehicle to be adjusted to the optimum levels.      The

proper adjustments are made using a gas analyzer.    The automobile‘s emission

control components are not tampered with when making the set screw adjustment.

       Ventures Unlimited, Inc. claims the device reduces crankcase emissions

by means of a filtration system.' The crankcase emissions flow up from the

bottom of the filter through a silica gel where the liquid portions of the

crankcase emissions are prevented from further penetration into the filtration

assembly.   The penetration is blocked by thousands of jagged edges formed by

the silica gel granules.    Heavier hydrocarbons are also filtered by these

jagged edges; thus, separating noncombustible oils and gases from the lighter,

more combustible hydrocarbons.    Gases then pass through an air space which aids

 in preventing further pengtration of the heavier hydrocarbons to the silica gel

and carbon particles.    The combination of silica gel and carbon particles
further trap heavier hydrocarbons to prevent their passage into the combustion

chamber through the outiet.

       The ARB did not perform any emission or fuel economy tests to

substantiate the claims made by the manufacturer.    No adjustments such as

timing, EGR, fuel metering or any other engine adjustments are included in the


installation instructions.   Previously, the ARB exempted two similar devices:

"Protector ‘7‘" by Energy Innovations U.S.A., Inc. and "Condensator" by

Condensator, Inc.   The exsmptions were granted based on back—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 qualifying for an exemption is based on not adversely

affecting exhaust emissions, the staff recommends that Ventures Unlimited, Inc.

be granted an exemption as requested.


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                             APPENDIX C



PCV—CLEAN AIR VALVE       INSTALLATION CUIDE

Your new PCV—CLEAN AIR VALVE reduces harmful crankcase

emissions from entering your air/fuel mixture,                        the

stock PCV valve does not.

Cleaner fuel to burn means your, engine will have better

fuel economy,    more power and emit %efs:fiydro;arbpns and

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GUARANTEED:    YOUR CAR WILL PRODUCE Lafig‘smoc FORMING

EMISSIONS.

NOTICE TO THE HOME MECHANIC:

Installation and scheduled replacement of the PCV—CLEAN

AIR VALVE requires adjfistments.              Carburetor idle speed

and air/fuel mixture may also need adjustments. An

emission control professional with proper emissions

analyzing instruments should install and/or inspect the

PCV—CLEAN AIR VALVE.       The benefits of optimum emissions

reduction depends on professional instal.ation.

 INSTALLATION GUIDE:      Step By Step

     Remove the old PCV valve.

      emove and inspect PCV hose:

A.   Inspect both ends of the hose for carbon and oil

deposits. Clean or replace as needed.

B.   Inspect   the hose   for wear,    ‘cracks,       hard ends         and

brittleness.    Replace if needed.

3.   Inspect rubber gromment on valve cover for proper

size and condition of rubber,          replace if necessary..


                   OBTAINING LOWEST OPTIMUM EXISSIONS

                         WITH THE CLEAN VALVE


To  obtain    the  lowest     optimum emissions     with
the Clean Air Valve on the late model vehicles
it  is best    to use a four       gas analyzer .   This
allows    you   to  make     proper    adjustments    and
diagnosis on any vebicle.          To obtain the best
performance     from the      Clean Air   Valve,   first
bring   the   engine    to   operating   tempeture.    I1f
the engine     is cold     you should   run  it  for   at
least    five     minut es     before    begining    t he
ad justment    of  The   Clean Air    Valve.   To bexgin
the   adjustment     of   the   valve,   the  following
proceedures are recommend:

#1   Disconnect   and  plug the  air pump . while
making the adjustments to. the Clean Air
Valve.  Note:   You must reconnect the air pump
when the adjustments are completed.

#2   Install      the     Clean       Air       Vaive   following   the
instructions         carefully.

#3     Begian      ad jus t ing      The     Clean      Airx    Valve
ad justment screw by turning the screw counterclockwise until the
CO2 reading is as high as possible and the 02 is as low as possible.
Ideally the CO2 reading should be 13.9 to 14.3 to 1 and the 02 should be
as closse to zero as possible, preferably .01 to .05.

#4 While adjusting éfifgfi”fhe HC and CO level. You will notice that when
the CO2 and 02 readings have been properly adjusted the HC CO reading will
at their lowest level. This means that the engine is burning at peak
efficiney.                                                (

#5 Reconnect the air pump.


  (note:   on certain Chrysler models the grommet must be

 replaced for proper size.)

 4.    Inspect carburetor base—plate PCV inlet port for

 hard carbon build up. By using a probe you can tell if

—..there—is—any.carbon build up. The probe should be able

  to éd éil the Qay through the fiort.

  If there is carbon build up,    check your service manual

  for proper cleaning procedure.

  5.   Connect PCV hose to intake manifold or carburetor

  base*platé port.

  6.   Install the PCV—CLEAN AIR VALVE into the valve cover

  grommet and attach the hose.

  7.   Connect car to emissions analyzer and bring the

  engine to normal operating temperature.

  CAUTION:

  The adjustment screw on the Back of the PCV—CLEAN AIR

  VALVE is preset at the factory in the closed    (off}

  position.   The closed position is the starting point for

  proper adjustments.

  8. Begin adjusting the set screw on the back of the

  éCV—CLEAN AIR VALVE (counter clock wise) until you have

  reached the optimum HC and CO levels.

  9. Adjust idle speedtto manufacturers specifications if

  needed or besF‘?Reffitiogiygflgoth idle ect.

  Installation is now complete.
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 PCV SYSTEM TROUBLE SHOOTING:

 The life of the PCV—CLEAN AIR VALVE sysfiem is the same

 as with stock PCV valve systems. Therefore,         when

 trouble shooting is needed, test the PCV—CLEAN AIR

 VALVE the same as stock PCV valve.

  1. Connect a tachometer.

  2.   Run engine to normal operating temperature.

~——3~—wWith—the engine: at.idle,    remove the PCV—CLEAN AIR

  VALVE with hose still connected,        The idle speed should

/‘ remain normal.

  4. Cover the bottom of the PCV—CLEAN AIR VALVE with

  your finger,     (feel some suction.i.The idle speed should

  drop at least 50 RPM.                   ’

  If the idle speed does not drop by at least 50 RPM,

  there is a restriction in the system,         Check Pcv‘hose

  and intake manifold or carburetor base—plate portvfor

  carbon build up,     clean as needed.

  5.   Repeat   test on PCV—CLEAN AIR VALVE.

  If RPM still does not drop       (step 4.),   call service

  number for assistance.

  If you need special help,       call our hot line:

  1—602—636—2231. Your questions will be answered.
  GUARANTEE:

  Installer:

 Installation date:

 Mileage reading:


  Your new PCV—CLEAN AIR VALVE is quaranteed against

  defects in material and workmanship for one year or

  10,000 miles,      whichever comes first.

  we recommend you replace your PCV—CLEAN AIR VALVE once

  a year or as recommended by vehicle manufacturer for

  stock PCV valve.

  Pollution Control Systems,      Inc.

  P.O.   Box 382

  Paulden,   AZ    86334

  ‘602—636—2231
Vflf§§fifiiffiw%ffi:ffilwa§é check service manual when

  installing the Clean Air Valve or servicing a PCV

  valve .                                ‘

  CHANGES AS MARKED

  APPROVED BY

  DATE

  COPY OK



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Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:40:47

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