Approval Details

Valid E.O.


This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on September 10, 1996.
As of Monday, September 23rd, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

1986-1995 Ford Mustang & Capris 5.0L 1986-1991 Lincoln Mark VII 5.0L 1986-1995 Ford F-Series 5.0L 1986-1993 Ford Thunderbirds 5.0L

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-245-6
  • Executive Order 245-6 / D245-6
  • ARB # D-245-6
  • Executive Order No: D-245-6
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-245-6
  • Resolution D-245-6
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Download: Executive Order D-245-6 PDF

D-245-6 Document:

                                                          (Page 1 of 2)

                                State of California
                               AIR RESOURCES   BOARD

                             EXECUTIVE ORDER D—245—6
                  Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                               of the Vehicle Code

                               BBK PERFORMANCE, INC.
                             INSTACHARGER SUPERCHARGER

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 39515 and
Section 39516 of the Health and Safety Code and Executive Order G—45—9;

IT IS ORDERED AND RESOLVED: That the installation of the Instacharger
Supercharger, manufactured and marketed by BBK Performance, Inc., 1611
Railroad Street, Corona, California, 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 Vehicle
Code for the following Ford 5.0L applications:  1986—95 Mustangs & Capris,
1986—91 Lincoln Mark VII, 1986—95 F—Series, and 1986—93 Thunderbirds.

The Instacharger Supercharger includes the following main components:   Eaton
supercharger w/ a 3.1" pulley on the 6 PSI. kit or a 2.75" pulley on the 9
PSI. kit, an additional stock crankshaft pulley and an open element air
filter.  The 9 PSI. kit also includes a replacement high flow fuel pump,
inline fuel pump, and an ignition retard kit.

This Executive Order is valid provided that the installation instructions for
the supercharger will not recommend tuning the vehicle to specifications
different from those of the vehicle manufacturer.

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

Marketing of the supercharger using any identification other than that shown
in this Executive Order or marketing of the supercharger 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 the
supercharger 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 the supercharger may have on any warranty either expressed or implied by
the vehicle manufacturer.

This Executive Order is granted based on comparative intake manifold air
pressure that was recorded during a Hot—Start 505 LA4 drive cycle in the
baseline and modified confiquration.  Test data showed that the BBK
Instacharger did not operate during the Hot—Start 505 drive cycle and thus
could not affect the emissions of the vehicle.  However, the ARB finds that
reasonable grounds exist to believe that use of the BBK Instacharger may
adversely affect emissions of motor vehicles when operating under conditions
outside the parameters of the previously prescribed test procedures.
Accordingly, the ARB reserves the right to conduct additional emission tests,
in the future, as such tests are developed, that will more adequately measure
emissions from all cycle phases.  If such test results demonstrate that the
Instacharger adversely affects emissions during off—cycle conditions (defined
as those conditions which are beyond the parameters of the Cold—Start CVS—75
Federal Test Procedure), this Executive Order shall be effectively rescinded
as of the date the test results are validated.    Further, if such test results
or other evidence provides the ARB with reason    to suspect that the
supercharger will affect the durability of the    emission control systems, BBK
shall be required to submit durability data to    show that the durability of the

BBK PERFORMANCE, INC.                                         EXECUTIVE ORDER D—245—6
INSTACHARGER SUPERCHARGER                                     (Page 2 of 2)

vehicle emission control system is not,          in fact,   affected and/or that the
add—on or modified part demonstrates adequate durability.

In addition to the foregoing, the ARB reserves the right in the future to
review this Executive Order and the exemption provided herein to assure that
the exempted add—on or modified part continues to meet the standards and
procedures of Title 13, California Code of Regqgulations, Section 2222, et seq.


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 a 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   Z day      of   September   1996.

                                                 e te/        Summerfield
                                                      Assistant Division Chief
                                                      Mobile Source Division

Document Created: 2005-09-01 12:41:14
Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:41:14

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