Approval Details

Valid E.O.


This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on June 24, 1992.
As of Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

1992 and older vehicles with gasoline and diesel internal combustion engines.

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-254
  • Executive Order 254 / D254
  • ARB # D-254
  • Executive Order No: D-254
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-254
  • Resolution D-254
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Download: Executive Order D-254 PDF

D-254 Document:

                                                                              (Page 1 of 3)

                                                   State of California
                                                   AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                                                  EXECUTIVE ORDER D—254
                                       Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                                                  of the Vehicle Code

                                                GLOBAL INGENUITY VENTURES
                                                     PERFORMAX DEVICE

                    WHEREAS,   Vehicle Code Section 27156 and Title 13 Caliizsrnia Code of
                    Regulations (hereafter "CCR") Section 2222(e), authoriz:e the California Air
                    Resources Board (ARB) and its Executive Officer to exenpt add—on and
                    modified parts from the prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section 27156.

                    wWHEREAS, Global Ingenuity Ventures has applied to the ARB for exemption from
                    the prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section 27156 for the Performax device.

                    wWHEREAS, pursuant to the authority vested in the Execr:—ive Officer by Health
                    and Safety Code Section 39515 and in the Chief, Mobile Source Division by
                    Health and Safety Code Section 39516 and Executlve Order G—45—5, the ARB

                         1.    The Performax is an add—on device that%is at=—ached in the PCV line
                               in a motor vehicle.

                         2.    The PCV line is part of the required motor vehicle pollution
                               control systenm.                      !

                         3.    The Performax is intended for use wzth]a requxred pollution
                               control system.           to .        1

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                         4.    The Performax by being installed in the PCV line alters the
                               original design of a motor vehicle pollutxon control system.~

                         5.    The Performax is a device subject to the prsziibitions of Vehicle
                               Code Section 27156 and an add—on part as de?fined by 13 CCR Section

                         6.    The Performax does not reduce the effective—=ss of any required
                               motor vehicle pollution control device.

                         7.    The ARB,   in the exercise of technical judgenent,   is aware of no
                               basis on which the Performax will provide either a decrease in
                               emission or an increase in fuel economy.

                        8.     It has not been determined what effect use cfi the Performax may
                               have on any warranty, either expressed or inmslied, by the
                               manufacturer of a motor vehicle on which the device is installed.

PERFORMAX DEVICE                                     (Page 2 of 3)

           The Performax is not a certified motor vehicie pollution control
           device pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 43644.

     10.   The ARB by granting an exemption to Global Ingenuity Ventures for
           the Performax does not recommend or endorse in any way the
           Performax for emissions reduction, fuel economy, or any other

IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the Performax is exempt from the prohibitions of
Vehicle Code Section 27156 for installation on 1992 and earlier model—year
vehicles powered with gasoline and 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 ARB prior to marketing in

           Marketing of this device using an identification other than that
           shown in this Executive Order or marketing of this device for an
           application otherithan those listed in Executive Order shall be
           prohibited unless ‘prior approval is obtained from the ARB .
           Exemption of this ‘product shall not be construed as an exemption
           to sell,   offer for sale,   or advertise any ccmponent of the product
           as an individual devxce.

           Any oral or writtén references to this Executive Order or its
           content by the Global Ingenuity Ventures, 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 Performax and is only a
           finding that the device is exempt from the prohibitions of Vehicie
           Code Section 27156.

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

      GLOBAL INGENUITY VENTURES                         EXECUTIVE ORDER D=254
      PERFORMAX DEVICE                                  (Page 3 of 3)

      Vioclation of any of the above conditions shall be groumds 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.               ,&é/

     Executed at El Monte,   California, this   éSL     day of June,   1992.

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1. Install the PERFORMAX unit in a appropriate location under the hood of tne venicli=
   on firewall,   fenderwell etc. so as to be convenient   for accesa to the PC Vaive
   and the Inlet Manifold return system on the Engine;The PERFPORMAX unit is installe:
   between the PC Valve and the Inlet Manifold return so location is importantt.
   Tre PERFCORMAX unmit should be installed as ciose to upnighgas posgible to operate
   properliy.( ‘FTne TOP of the unit has the "IN and OUT" fittings ) Secure the unit
   temporarily with tie wraps or whatever at this tine.         '

2. Remove the existing hose from the PC Valve and the Inlet Manifold returm. Clean
   PC Valve or replace with new unit, then using the new furnished PCV hose and
   clamps, attach to PCValve on Engtne and route to the ”IN"-fitting on the PERFPCORMAZ
   unit, cutting kose to fit without tension, and secure with ‘clamp. (Be sure the PC.
   Valve is in proper flow direction)                               ‘
   Install the new furnished PCY hose anmnd clamp on the "OUT"vfitting on the PERFORMAX
   unit then route hose to the lInlet Manifold return and secure with clamp.

   Install PCV hose with clamp to " Drain " ¥itting on bottom of PERFORNMAX unit and
   route to a convenient location under vehilcle engine for agcéss to draining when
   changing oil etc. Install Plug in hose and clamp securelyQ

5. Secure PERFORMAX unit permanently with tie wraps or clamps at this time. Be sure
   PERFORMAX unit is not close to a heat source such as Exhaust systems or Radiators.

6.Start Engine and check for vacumn leaks etc. Wwhen Throttle is accelerated and
   released sharply you will observe a FOQG condition in the sight unit of the FERFPORMA
   unit for a instant. This means that it is working properely.

  It is suggested at this time to have a qualified Mechanic adjust the Caruretor or
  F.I. to give optammmPerformance and Emission settingse=End result is more fuel
   economy, less engine wear, increased performance, and less Air pollution

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Document Created: 2005-09-01 12:43:59
Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:43:59

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