Approval Details

Valid E.O.


This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on November 14, 2002.
As of Thursday, October 17th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

1996 through 2002 Ford trucks equipped with a 7.3L diesel engineThe Power Programmer III is a handheld unit consisting of a microprocessor and flash memory. The device is designed to connect to the vehicle's Data Link Connector for power and to establish communication with the vehicle's Powertrain Control Module (PCM). Once connected, a key is pressed on the front of the Power Programmer III to start the reprogramming process. The device extracts the factory program and stores it with the flash memory of the device. This allows the owner to return to the factory calibration if so desired. The Power Programmer III calibration changes fuel tables to increase the vehicle's horsepower and torque. Other modification includes a raise in the shift points.

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-260-10
  • Executive Order 260-10 / D260-10
  • ARB # D-260-10
  • Executive Order No: D-260-10
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-260-10
  • Resolution D-260-10
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Download: Executive Order D-260-10 PDF

D-260-10 Document:

                                         State of California
                                    AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                                  EXECUTIVE ORDER D—260—10

                          Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                                       of the Vehicle Code

                                          Hypertech, Inc.
                                      Power Programmer III

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—02—003;

IT IS ORDERED AND RESOLVED: That the installation of the Power Programmer III
manufactured and marketed by Hypertech, Inc., 3215 Appling Road—Bartlett, Tennessee, 38133
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
1996 through 2002 Ford trucks equipped with a 7.3L diesel engine.

This Executive Order shall not apply to any Hypertech, Inc.‘s Power Programmer I!I that is
advertised, offered for sale, sold with, or installed on a new motor vehlcle prior to or concurrent
with transfer to an ultimate purchaser.

This Executive Order is valid provided that the installation instructions for the Power
Programmer III will not recommend tuning the vehicle to specifications different from those
submitted by the device manufacturer..

Changes made to the design or operating conditions of the Power Programmer III, 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 Power Programmer III using any identification other than that shown in this
Executive Order or marketing of the Power Programmer III 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 Power Programmer III shall not be construed as exemption to sell, offer for
sale, or advertise any component of the kit as an ipdividual device.

This Executive Order does not constitute any opinion as to the effect the use of the Power
Programmer III may have on any warranty either expressed or implied by the vehicle
manufacturer. —

This Executive Order is granted based on submitted emissions test data which showed that the
Power Programmer III did not adversely affect tailpipe emissions during a Cold—Start 505
Federal Test Procedure. A 2002 Ford F—350 with a 7.3L diesel engine, and certified to the Low
Emission Vehicle (LEV) emission standards was used as the test vehicle.

                  HC     CO    NOx            PM Opacity
Stock            0.426 — 1.418 7.082         0177 7.3%
Device           0.316   1.345 6.941         0193 9.6%
Difference      —0.110 —0.073 —0.141         0.016
% Change         —26%     —5%    —2%           9%

Exhaust emissions during comparative Cold Start 505 Federal Test Procedure showed that the
Power Programmer III did not cause emissions to exceed baseling by more than the allowed
limits of 10 percent or 0.1 grams per mile on hydrocarbon (HC) and oxides of nitrogen (NOx), 15
percent or 1.0 grams per mile carbon monoxide (CO), and 15 percent or 0.03 grams per mile on
Particulate Matter (PM) as specified in the "Procedures for Exemption of Add—On and Modified
Parts." Opacity tests results were also below their applicable emission standard. This
Executive Order is also based on an On—Board Diagnostic II (OBD II) testing conducted on the
same vehicle. Test data showed that the Power Programmer I!! when installed on the vehicle
did not affect the vehicle‘s ability to perform its OBD II monitoring.

The ARB finds that reasonable grounds exist to believe that use of the Power Programmer III
may adversely affect emissions of motor vehicles when operating under conditions outside the
parameters of the Cold—Start 505 Federal Test Procedure. 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 Power Programmer III adversely affect emissions during off—cycle conditions (defined
as those conditions which are beyond the parameters of the Cold Start 505 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 Power Programmer III will affect the durability of the emission control system,
Hypertech, Inc. shall be required to submit durability data to show that the durability of the
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 Regulations,
Section 2222, et seq.


                   HYPERTECH, INC.—POWER PROGRAMMER IIl—D—260—10


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 is made after the hearing that grounds
for revocation exist.

Executed at El Monte, California, this &”" day of November 2002.

                                       AI& Lyons, Chief
                                       Mobile Source Operations Division

                    HYPERTECH, INC.—POWER PROGRAMMER I!1—D—260—10

Document Created: 2005-09-01 12:14:22
Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:14:22

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