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This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on January 28, 1974.
As of Saturday, July 20th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

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ModelsRemarks
1974 model year vehicles and older.EO Rescinded. See EO D-24-1

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-24
  • Executive Order 24 / D24
  • ARB # D-24
  • Executive Order No: D-24
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-24
  • Resolution D-24
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D-24 Document:



                                                                            E. O .

                        State of California
                        AIR RESOURCES BOARD
                                                                                     |
                        EXECUTIVE ORDER D~24
                                                                                     |
            Relating to Exemptions under Section 27156 —
                        of the Vehicle Code


                ST. CLAIR SALES AND DISTRIBUTION, INC.
                    "LIFT FUEL EFFICIENCY SYSTEM"


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 Section 39023 of
the Health and Safety Code;

IT IS ORDERED AND RESOLVED:   That the installation of "Lift Fuel Effi—
cency System" manufactured by St. Clair Sales and Distribution, Inc.,
has been found to not reduce the effectiveness of required motor vehicle
pollution control devices and, therefore, is exempt from the prohibitions
of Section 27156 of the Vehicle Code for 1974 model—year vehicles and
older.   This device consists of a plastic bottle, rubber hose, and pro—
prietary fluid.   This exemption is only valid on devices equipped with
.022 inch orifice diameter, Part No. B—1 and fluid specification number
1072.

This Executive Order is valid provided that installation instructions
for this device will not recommend tuning the vehicle to specifications
different than those listed by the vehicle manufacturer.

Changes made to the design or operating conditions of the device as
originally submitted to the Air Resources Board for evaluation that
adversely affect the performance of the vehicle‘s pollution control
devices shall invalidate this Executive Order.

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 have prior approval
of the Air Resources Board.

THIS EXECUTIVE ORDER DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A CERTIFICATION, ACCREDITATION,
APPROVAL, OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF ENDORSEMENT BY THE AIR RESOURCES BOARD
OF ANY CLAIMS OF THE APPLICANT CONCERNING ANTI—POLLUTION BENEFITS OR ANY
ALLEGED BENEFITS OF THE "LIFT FUEL EFFICIENCY SYSTEM" DEVICE.

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

Section 17500 of the Business and Professions Code makes unlawful, untrue
or misleading advertising and Section 17534 makes violation punishable
as a misdemeanor.


"LIFT FUEL EFFICIENCY SYSTEM"                          Executive Order D—24




Section 39130 and 39184 of the Health and Safety Code provide as follows:

     "39130. No person shall install, sell, offer for sale, or advertise,
     or, except in an application to the board for certification of a
     device, represent, any device as a motor vehicle pollution control
     device unless that device has been certified by the board. No
     person shall sell, offer for sale, advertise, or represent any motor
   ~ vehicle pollution control device as a certified device which, in
     fact, is not a certified device. Any violation of this section is
     a mfsdemeanor."

     "39184.   No person shall install, sell, offer for sale, or advertise,
     or,. except in an application to the board for accreditation of a
     device, represent, any device as a motor vehicle pollution control
     device for use on any used motor vehicle unless that device has been
     accredited by the board. No person shall sell, offer for sale, adver—
     tise, or represent any motor vehicle pollution control device as an
     accredited device. Any violation of this section is a misdemeanor."

Any apparent violation of the policy or laws will be submitted to the
Attorney General of California for such action as he deems advisable.



Executed at. Sacramento, California, this   2$   _day of January, 1974.



                                   WILL IAM SIMMONS
                                   Executive Officer


                           State of California

                           AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                             January 22,"1974

                              Staff Report


          Evaluation of St. Clair Sales & Distribution, Inc.
                    "Lift Fuel Efficiency System"
                              (Vapor Injector)
                     for Exemption from the Prohibitons
              of Section 27156 of the Motor Vehicle Code




      Introduction
      St. Clair Sales & Distribution, Inc. of Mt. Clemens, Michigan, has

      applied for exemption from the prohibitions of Section 27156 of the

      Motor Vehicle Code for its "Lift Fuel Efficiency System".       This section

      prohibits the installation of any device which reduces the effec—
      tiveness of the motor vehicle emission control system.       The applicant

      is requesting an exemption for 1966—1974 model—year vehicles.


      Based on statements received from St. Clair Sales, they have exc]usive'

      manufacturing and marketing rights to the system described herein.

      Except for the control valve and fluid, the "Lift Fuel Efficiency

      System" is the same in all respects as the "Turbo Vapor Injector" which

      was granted an exemption from the prohibitions of Section 27156 by

      Executive Order D—2, dated April 17, 1973 for 1970 and older vehicles.

11.   System Description

      This device consist of a vapor injection system and proprietary fluid

      which is admitted into the PCY line.       A plastic bottle is mounted in

      the engine compartment with a rubber hose providing the connection

      between the intake manifold and the device.


St. Clair Sates & Distribution, Inc.                      January 22, 1974




      Inside the plastic bottle is a proprietary fluid, specification

      No. 1072, consisting of water, alcohols, ketones, aromatic hydro—

      carbons, and other organic compounds.     The applicant claims this
      formulation will enhance engine performance and increase fuel economy.


      The control valve which admits vapor to the intake manifold is

      mounted on the cap of the bottle.     This valve has only two positions —

      fully open or fully closed.     It Has an orifice diameter of .022

      inches.     The system contéins a standpipe which provides venting to

      the atmosphere.     The same model is used for applications to all

      vehicles.


111. System Function

      As the engine vacuum increases, bubbles are formed at the end of the

      standpipe due to the venting action.     The rising vapor bubbles vio—

      lently agitate the fiuid and tend to fncrease vaporization.     This

      vaporous—fluid mixture enters the engine through the PCV system.


IV.   System Evaluation

      St. Clair Sales and Distributors, Inc. has submitted emission results

      of CVS tests performed by Scott Research Laboratory.     The data sub—

      mitted generally show no adverse effect on emissions with this device

      when compared with the baseline data.     Based on the information

      presented and operating characteristics of the system, no incompatibility

      exists with the accredited oxides of nitrogen retrofit devices.


St. Clair Sales and Distribution, Inc.                   January 22, 1974




     Confirmatory testing was performed by the Air Resources Board

     Laboratory.   The device was tested on a 1973 Plymouth/Satellite

     (360 CID) and 1974 Pontiac/Ventura (250 CID).      Steady state tests

     were performed on the Pontiac and Plymouth and a hot CVS was also

     conducted on the Plymouth.

     The steady state emission results of the Pontiac were generally

     lower than the baseline configuration.   Steady state tests on the

     Plymouth also showed no significant change in emissions.


     The CYS test on the 1973 Plymouth showed a decrease in carbon

     monoxide and essentially no change in hydrocarbons and oxides of

     nitrogen emissions.   The results of this test are listed below.


                                     1973 Federal Cycle Hot Start
                                     Mass Emissions {Grams/Miles)
                                         HC       CO0          NOx

     Baseline                         0.76       11.13         2.55

     Lift—System                      0.78        6.21         2.67


     These results were typical of the data submitted by the applicant.


¥.   Conclusion and Recommendation

     The staff is of the opinion that the "Lift Fuel Efficiency System"

     would not have any adverse effect on the existing pollution control

     system.


St. Clair Sales and Distribution, Inc.                January 22, 1974




    Therefore, the staff recommends that the "Lift Fuel Efficiency

     System" be granted an exemption from the prohibitions of Section

     27156 of the Vehicle Code for 1974 and older vehicles.



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Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:45:44

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