Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on April 4, 1991.
As of Sunday, December 9th, 2018 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Models
1987-1990 Ford Motor Company vehicles powered by a 460 CID (7.5L) electronic fuel injection engine.

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-213-2
  • Executive Order 213-2 / D213-2
  • ARB # D-213-2
  • Executive Order No: D-213-2
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-213-2
  • Resolution D-213-2
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Download: Executive Order D-213-2 PDF

D-213-2 Document:



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                             State of California
                             AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                           EXECUTIVE ORDER D—213—2
                  Relating to Exemptions Undar Section 27156
                             of the Vehicle Code

                          VORTECH ENGINEERING, INC.
                        MODEL Y¥—1 460 CID SUPERCHARGER

Pursuant to the authority vested in the Afr Resources Board by Section 27156
of the Yehicle Code; and

 Pursuant to the authority vested in the undersigned by Secttons 39515 and
39516 of the Health and Safety Code and Executive Order §—4§5—§5;

IT IS ORDERED AND RESOLVED: That the installation of the add—on
supercharger kit model number ¥—1 460 CID, manufactured by Vortech
Engineering Inc., of 5351 Bonsaf Ave., Moorpark, CA 93021, 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 Vehicle Code for 1987—1990 model—year Ford Motor Company vehicles
powered by a 460 CID (7.5L) electronic fuel injection engine.

 This Executive Order is valid provided that installation instructions for
 this supercharger kit will not recommend tuning the vehicle to
 specifications different from those submitted by Vortech Engineering, Inc.

 Changes made to the desigh or operating conditions of the superéharger kit,
 as exempt by the Air Resources Board, which adversely affect the performance
 of a vehicle‘s pollution control system shall invalidate this Executive
 Order .             >                         .

 Marketing of this supercharger kit using any ifdentification other than that
 shown in this Executive Order or marketing of this supercharger kit for an
 application other than those listed in this Executive Order shall be
 prohibited unless prior approval is obtatned from the Air Resources Board.
 Exemption of the supercharger kit 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 this supercharger kit may have on any warranty either expressed or
 implied by the vehicle manufacturer.

  THIS EXECUTIVE ORDER DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A CERTIFICATION, ACCREDITATION,
  APPROVAL, OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF ENDORSEMENT BY THE AIR RESQURCES BOARD OFf
  CLAIMS OF THE APPLICANT CONCERNING ANTI—POLLUTION BENEFITS OR ANY ALLEGED
— BENEFITS OF THE VORTECH ENGINEERING, INC. 460 CID SUPERCHARGER KIT MODEL NQ.
  Y—1.


VORTECH ENGINEERING, INC.                         EXECUTIVE ORDER D—213—2
V—1 460 CID SUPERCHARGER                          (Page 2 of 2)



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 E1 Monte, California, this    ‘?(   day of April, 1991.




                                         R. B. Summerfield
                                         Assistant Division Chief
                                         Mobile Source Division


                         State of California
                         AIR RESOURCES BOARD




EVALUATION OF VORTECH ENGINEERING, INC. MODEL V—1 460 CID SUPERCHARGER
            FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS OF VEHICLE
 CODE SECTION 27156 IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 2222, TITLE 13, OF THE
                    CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS
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                             April 1991


                            State of California
                            AIR RESOURCES BOARD




   ENALUATIQGN OF VORTECH ENGINEERING, INC. MODEL V—1 460 CID SUPERCHARGER
                 FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHTIBITIONS OF 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
                          E1 Monte, CA    91731—2990



(This report has been reviewed by the staff of the California Air Resources
Board and approved for publicaticn. 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 constxtute
endorsement or recommendation for use.)


                                  SUMMARY



       Vortech Engineering, Inc., of 5351   Bonsai Ave., Moorpark, CA. 93021 has

applied for an exemption from the prohibitions in Section 27156 of the

California Yehicle Code (VC) for the Vortech ¥—1 460 CID Supercharger.    The V—1

Supercharger is designed for installation on 1987—90 Ford Motor Company

vehicles powered by a 7.5 liter (460 CID) fuel—injected engine.

     . Based on the results from comparative exhaust emission tests performed

at an independent laboratory on a 1990 Ford F—350 pick—up truck, and from the

confirmatory tests performed by the ARB, the staff concludes that Yortech

Enginesring, Inc.‘s V—1 supercharger kit will not adversely affect exhaust

emission from vehicles for which an exemption is requested.

       The staff recommends that Vortech Engineering, Inc. be granted an

exemption as requested and that Executive Order D—213—2 be issued.


                                                                Page Number



SUMMARY                                                               i

CONTENTS                                          '                  11

I.        INTRODUCTION                                                1

II.       CONCLUSION                                                  1

III.      RECOMMENDATION                                              1

IV.    . DEVICE DESCRIPTION                                           2

¥.        SUPERCHARGER KIT EVALUATION AND DISCUSSION                  3

          APPENDIX                                                    5

          APPENDIX A:      INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS °                6

          APPENDIX B:      FUEL MANAGEMENT UNIT INSTALLATIONS         7




                                             11


       EVALUATION OF VORTECH ENGINEERING, INC. MODEL V~1 460 CID SUPERCHARGER
                    FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS OF VEKICLE
        COBE SECTION 27156 IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 2222, TIJTLE 13, OF THE
                          CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS




I.       INTRODUCGTION
         Vortech Engineering, Inc., of 5351 Bonsai Ave., Mcorpark, CA. 93021 has

app]ied for an exemption from the prohibitions in Section 27156 of the

California Vehicle Code for the Vortech V—1 Supercharger.      The V—1 Supercharger

is designed for installation on 1987—90 Ford Motor Company vehicles powered by

a 7.5 liter (460 CID) fuel—injected engine.

         Yortech Engineering, Inc. has submitted data from comparative emission

tests conducted on a 1990 Ford F—350 pick—up truck at Milton Roy Company,

Orange, California.       Confirmatory tests were conducted on the same vehicle at

the Air Resources Board (ARB) laboratory in E1 Monte, California.



II.       CONCLUSIONS                      .
          Based on the results from comparative exhaust emission tests performed

at Milton Roy Company on a 1990 Ford F—350 pick—up truck, and from the

confirmatory tests performed by the ARB on the same vehicle, the staff

concludes that Vortech Engineering, Inc.‘s V—1 supercharger kit will not

adversely affect exhaust emissions from vehicles for which an exemption is

requested.



III.         OMMENDATIO

          The staff recommends that Vortech Engineering, Inc. be granted an

exemption for their add—on V—1 supercharger kit for installation on 1987—1990


model—year Ford vehicles powered by a fuel—injected 7.5 liter (460 CID) engine.

The staff also recommends that Executive Order D—213—2 be issued.



IV.       DEVICEDESCRIPTION
          The Vortech supercharger kit is designed for installation on 1987—90

Ford Motor Company vehicles powered by a 7.5 liter (460 CID) fuel—injected

engine.     The kit operates in conjunction with the original equipment

manufacturer (OEM) computer controlled electronic port fue] injection and

emissfon control systems already certified with the stock engine.     The purpose

of supercharging an engine is to increase its volumetric efficiency by forcing

more air into the engine than it would consume in normal aspirated, non—

supercharged condition.     This is accomplished by the addition of a centrifugal

blower, Vortech Model No. Y—1, which delivers an overall impeller—to—crankshaft

ratio of 6.734:1.     Intake air is delivered from the OEM air filtering system to

the centrifugal blower.     It is then compressed by the supercharger and routed

to the throttle body of the electronic fuel injection system.     Maximum positive

manifold pressure or boost is limited to 5 psi by the blower scroll housing and

the impeTler design.    No.wastegate or other active boost limiting device is

used.

          To provide additional fuel to maintain the proper air/fuel ratio during

boost conditions a fuel control unit is added.     At boost, a positive pressure

of about 1 psi induced by the supercharger causes an increase in the static

pressure in the fuel return line beyond the maximum 34 psi of the OEM fuel

pressure regulator.     The fuel control unit has a set static pressure limit of


 70 psi.     This condition causes an increase in air and fuel charge, while

 maintaining the proper air/fuel ratio.

           The blower is lubricated by feed lines in engine block and oil pan.   All

. OEM emission controls are left intact.



 ¥.        SUPERCHARGER KIT EVALUATION AND DISCUSSION


           A 1990 Ford F—350 heavy—duty pick—up truck with a 7.5 liter (460 CID) .

 fuel—injected gasoline engine was used for the evaluation of the supercharger

 kit.   The dynamometer inertia weight and loading used were 7500—]bs and 18.2—hp

 respectively.

           Comparative emissions tests conducted by Milton Roy for Vortech

 Enginesring, Inc. consisted of one Cold—Start CVS—75 emission test in the

 unmodified (baseline) configuration, followed by one Cold—Start CY¥S—75 emission

 test in the supercharged (device installed) confiquration.     Confirmatory tests

 were performed at the ARB following the same test sequence.     A summary of the

 test results is shown below:


                              Exhaust Emissions Test Resuits
                         On A 1990 Ford F—350 Pick—Up Truck

        A.    Applicant Test Results

Test                  Exhaust Emissions (gm/mi)
Mode                  HG                 CQ                    NOx
Baseline              .791                  10.703             6.399
Device                .755                   9.896             6.857
% Difference          ~4.6%                 —1.3%              +7 .2%
                                           —3—


       B.   ARB‘s Confirmatory Test Results

Baseline            .850                11.568             8.453
Device              .857                10.438             8.952
% Difference        +0.8%               —9.8%              +5 .9%


       The test data submitted by the applicant and the confirmatory tests

conducted by the ARB show that the insta]iation of the V—1 supercharger kit did

not have an adverse effect on exhaust emissions on the test vehicle.   Vortech
Engingering submitted all the required 1nformati6n and fulfilled the

requirement for exemption.


APPENDIX


APPENDIX A:


INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
         1987—1990     |
    460ci. EFI ENGINES


 1. Remove rubber air ducts {(2) between the throttle body and plastic air
 resonator.


2.   Remove the rubber molded air bypass tube between the Idle Air
Bypass valve and the plastic air resonator.
3. Remove the plastic resonator.
4. Remove the stock alternator bracket and loosen the alternator pivot
bolt. Remove alternator beft.
~5. Loosen all boits holding the main (cast} alternator bracket and remove
the engine hoisting bracket.
6. Remove the radiator hose {make sure to drain a little fluid first}.
7. Remove the passenger side valve cover.
8. Drill a 7/16" hole in the front of the vaive cover using the supplied
template to properly locate the hole.         '
9. Tap the 7/16" drain hole using a 1/4 npt tap.
 10. install the supplied 90 oil drain fitting into the valve cover.
 11. Re—instail the vaive cover.
 12. Install the Vortech Supercharger mounting bracket to the two top
 water pump studs using the bolts provided.
 13. Install the Vortech afternator adjusting bracket to the studs on the
 supercharger mounting bracket and the holes in the block using the
 spacer provided between the bracket and the block.

 14. Install the mounting bracket brace between the upper right hand hole
 on the supercharger mounting bracket and the front intake manifold stud.
 Tighten all boits and nuts securely.
 15. Using a 1 1/16" socket, remove the oil pressure sender from the rear
 of the engine.   v
 16. Place the oil pressure sender in the provided brass tee.
 17. Sc(ew the brass tee into the pressure sender hole.

 18. Screw the Vortech oil fitting into the tee.         '
 19. Remove thermostat housing and réplace .with the provided housing.
 20. Re—install the radiator fiose and replenish fluid.
 21. Route the oil drain line (1/2" LD.) from the oil drain fitting on the
 supercharger to the oil drain fitting on the valve cover. Make sure there


 are no crimps in the oil drain line.

 22. Install the Vortech V—1 Supercharger to the bracket.
 23. Route the oil feed line {1/4" oil hose) from the pressure sender cil
 fitting to the cil spray fitting on the side of the V—1 Supercharger. Make
 sure this line is not routed near nay exhaust or other heat source and is
 not restricted or crimped in any way. Tighten fittings and lines securely.
  24. Route the supercharger drive belt over the front crankshaft pulley,
~ around the smog pump and aiternator and the supercharger drive pulley,
 25. With the alternator in the fully retracted position, place the provided
 supercharger idier pulley against the back side of the belt (passenger side})
 and while pushing the belt back, screw the 12mm bolt on the idier pulley
 into the middle boss on the V—1 Supercharger. Tighten securely.
 26. Tensionthe belt using the alternator. Tighten the alternator pivot boit
 and tensioning bolt securely.

 27. Connect the plastic discharge "Y" between the stock throttle body
 and the discharge side of the          V—1 Supercharger using the sleeves and
 clamps provided.                               6000
 28. Connect the intake plenum to the intake opening on the V—1
 Supercharger using the sleeve and clamp provided.
  29. Connect the stock rubber air cleaner tubes to the two nipples on the
  intake plenum using the stock clamps.                           —
  30. Install the Vortech Fuel Management System as per the instructions
  provided with the system.
  31. Make sure all boits, nuts, beits and fittings are secure.

  32. Start engine and check for leaks and belt alignment.


APPENDIX B:


                 VORTECH FUEL MANAGEMENT UNIT




     Determine which fuel line on your vehicle is the
     return line to the fuel tank.
     Install the Vortech FMU in the return line, downstream
     of the stock pressure reqgulator as shown in fig. 1 and
     per the directions below for your vehicle:
     2A.   For Ford EFIL vehicles,    use a Ford 3/8"
           spring—lock disconnector tool to disconnect the
           Ford fittings and snap the Vortech lines into the
           stock spring—lock fittings.

     2B.   Route the line that comes from the fuel rail into
           the   side   (90"°)   fitting   on   the   FMU.   Tighten
           securely.

     2C.   Route the line that connects to the stock fuel
           return line (line going to the fuel tank) to the
           straight — fitting at  the bottom   of  the  FMU.
           Tighten securely.      >
     Route the 5/32 vacuum line from the 90° vacuum fitting
     on top of the FMU to the vacuum tree on the firewall
     or intake manifold.  If no empty spot is available, it
     may be necessary to "Tee" off an existing vacuum line.
     Make sure it is a manifold vacuum source only.

     It is recommended that the fuel lines be checked every
     3,000 miles or every few months to insure that they
     are not hardening.   Replace the FMU fuel lines every
     year ({or if hardenlng beglns before one year) with
     Vortech FMU Fuel Lines.   Failure to comply could lead
     to serious damage and/or a fuel fire in your engine
     compartment.       .
     Make sure that the fuel lines are not crimped or
     rubbing against any moving parts and will not chafe
     during engine vibration or torque.  Some tie wraps are
     provided with your Vortech FMU to insure this.

6.   Recheck all fittings and brackets.

7.   Energize the fuel pump by turning on the key and check
     for leaks.   If there are no leaks, continue on with
     step 8.
     Start engine and re—check for leaks.



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