Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on March 17, 1993.
As of Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModels
P52493831992-1993 Dodge Dakota trucks powered by a 3.9L, V6 Magnum Engine

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-265-2
  • Executive Order 265-2 / D265-2
  • ARB # D-265-2
  • Executive Order No: D-265-2
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-265-2
  • Resolution D-265-2
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Download: Executive Order D-265-2 PDF

D-265-2 Document:



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                              State of California
                              AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                             EXECUTIVE ORDER D—265—2
                   Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                              of the Vehicle Code

                                MOPAR PERFORMANCE
                                  SBEC COMPUTER

Pursuant to the authority vested in the Air Resources Board (ARB) by Section
27156 of the Vehicle Code;    and

Pursuant to the suthority vested in the undersigned by Sections 39515 and
39516 of the Health and Safety Code and Executive Order G—45—5;

IT IS ORDERED AND RESOLVED:   That the installation of the SBEC Computer
manufactured by Mopar Performance have been found not to reduce the
effectiveness of required motor vehicle pollution control devices and,
therefore, are exempt from the prohibitions of Section 27156 of the Vehicle
Code for the following vehicles:   The 1992 & 1993 Dodge Dakota trucks
powered by a 3.9L V6 Magnum engine must use SBEC Computer, P/N P§5249383 and
Dodge Dakota trucks powered‘ by a 5.2L V8 Magnum engine must use SBEC
Computer,    P/N P5249384.

This Executive Order is valid provided that installat:cn instructions for
the SBEC Computer 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 device,              as
exempted by the ARB, that adversely affect the perforrance of a vehicle‘s
pollution control system shall invalidate this Executive Order.

Marketing of this device using an }dentification other than that shown in
this Executive Order or marketing of this device for &n application other
than those listed in this Executive Order shall be prcofibited unless prior
approval is obtained from the ARB.

This Executive Order does not constitute any opinion as to the effect the
use of this device may have on any warranty either exzressed or implied by
the vehicle manufacturer.

This Executive Order is granted based on results fros smissions tests
conducted in accordance with Cold—Start CVS~75 Federal Test Procedure.
However,    the ARB finds that reasonable grounds exist to believe that use of
the SBEC Computer may adversely affect emissions of mstor vehicles when
cperating under conditions ocutside the parameters of the previously
prescribed test procedures.     Accordingly, the ARB ressrves 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 SEZC Computer adversely
affect emissions during off—cycle conditions (define? 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


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other evidence provides the ARB with reason to suspect that the SBEC
Computer will affect the durability of the emission control system,
Mopar Performance 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 berein 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.

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 MOPAR PERFORMANCE‘ SBEC COMPUTER.

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
cral or written communicaticoh.

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

Section 43644 of the Health and Safety Code provides as follows:

       "43644,   (a)  No person shall install, sell, offer for sale, or
       advertise, or, except in an application to the state board for
       certification 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 certified by the state board.  No person shall sell,
       cfifer 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 subdivision is a misdemeanor."

             rent violation of the conditions of this Executive Order may result
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               cission or submission to the Attorney General of California for
                 as he deems advisable.

The Bureau of Automotive Repair will be notified by copy of this order.

         :
Executed at El Monte,         ;
                           California,   this    1244
                                                  7   da    £ March,   1993.




                                                      Summerfield \
                                                Assistant Division Chief
                                                Mobile Source Division


                   State of California
                   AIR RESOURCES BOARD




      EVALUATION OF MOPAR PERFORMANCE‘S SBEC COMPUTER
    FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS OF VEHICLE CODE
SECTION 27156 IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 2222, TITLE 13, OF
             THE CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS




                        March 1993




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                            State of California
                            AIR RESOURCES BOARD




              EVALUATION OF MOPAR PERFORMANCE‘S SBEC COMPUTER
            FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS 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
                          El Monte, CA 91731—2990




(This report has been reviewed by the staff of the California Air Resources
Board and approved for publication.  Approval does not signify that the
contents necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Air Resources
Board, nor does the mention of trade names or commercial products constitute
endorsement or recommendation for use.)




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                                            SUMMARY




              Mopar Performance has applied for an exemption from the prohibitions of

          Vehicle Code Section 27156 for their SBEC Computer.     The SBEC Computer

          includes a programmable read only memory (PROM) computer chip for

          installation on 1992 & 93 Dodge Dakota pickup trucks powered by a Magnum

          3.9L V6 or 5.2L V8 gasoline engine.   Mopar Performance has submitted a

          completed application and all the required information, as well as exhaust

          emissions test data performed at The Milton Roy Company.

               Based on the submitted information and results of the emissions tests

          performed at The Milton Roy Company, the staff concludes that the

          installation of Mopar Performance‘s SBEC Computer will not adversely affect

          exhaust emissions on the specified vehicles.

               The staff recommends Mopar Performance be granted an exemption as

          requested and that Executive Order D—265—2 be issued.




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                            TABLE OF CONTENTS




                                                Page Number



SUMMARY

CONTENTS                                             i1

I.         INTRODUCTION

II.        CONCLUSION

III.       RECOMMENDATION

IV.        SBEC COMPUTER DESCRIPTION

           DISCUSSION OF THE SBEC COMPUTER

           APPENDIX A




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                     EVALUATION OF MOPAR PERFORMANCE‘S SBEC COMPUTER FOR
          EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS OF VEHICLE CODE SECTION 27156 IN ACCORDANCE
              WITH SECTION 2222, TITLE 13, OF THE CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS




         I.     INTRODUCTION

                Mopar Performance of 26311 Lawrence Ave.,    Center line, MI 48015—9760,

         has applied for an exemption from the prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section

         27156 for their SBEC Computer.     The SBEC Compute? includes a programmable

         read only memory (PROM) computer chip,       for installation on 1992 & 93 Dodge

         Dakota pickup trucks powered by a Magnum 3.9L V6 or 5.2L V8 gasoline engine.

         Mopar Performance has submitted a completed application and all the required

         information, as well as exhaust emissions test data performed at The Milton

         Roy Company on a 1993 5.3L Dodge Dakota truck.

         II.    CONCLUSION             ‘

                Based on the submitted information and the results from exhaust

         emissions test performed at The Milton Roy Company, the staff concludes that

         Mopar Performance‘s SBEC Computer will not adversely affect exhaust

         emissions from vehicles for which the exemption‘is requested.

         III.   RECOMMENDATION                 &


                The staff recommends that Mopar Performance be granted an exemption as

         requested and that Executive Order D—265~2 be issued.

         IV.    SBEC COMPUTER DESCRIPTION

                Many computer controlled vehicles are equipped with an electronic

         control unit (ECU) which is programmed using a PROM.        Signals detected by

         the vehicle‘s sensors are fed directly into the ECU where they are analyzed

         and compared to the operational daté programmed inside the PROM.        The PROM

         sends out signals for appropriate adjustments to be made in the engine‘s

         cperation in response to any changing conditions.        For example, a PROM will

         make adjustments to the spark and fuel delivery of the engine to maintain

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cptimum performance and economy.      Thus, by modifying data in the PROM,      spark

timing and fuel delivery can be adjusted.

     Mopar Performance‘s SBEC Computer modify the spark tables and fuel

curves of the original equipment manufacturer‘s (OEM) PROM under full

throttle operation.     Therefore, the PROM monitors and modifies the vehicle

operation under open—loop modes.      Mopar Performance claims these        j

modifications translate to an increase in torque ;nd horsepower.       No

modifications have been conducted on the SBEC Computer that would affect

throttle response and driveability, under closed—loop conditions (normal

day—to—day driving).    The manufacturer claims that modifications offer

enhanced performance and acceleration during high speed opergtion.       Mépar

Performance recommends the use of premium octane fuel to cbtain optimum

performance and avoid knockiné which may be caused by advanced timing.

Installation instructions,   included with the SBEC COméuter,   is —shown in

Appendix A.

v.   DISCUSSION OF THE SBEC COMPUTER

     A 1993 5.2L Dodge Dakota truck, was used as the test vehicle to

evaluate the effect of the SBEC Computer on tailpipe emissions.        The test

program consisted of one (cold start) CVS—75 FTP on the vehicle in the

modified configuration.    The results of the exhaust emissions test performed

at The Milton Roy Company are shown in Table 1.


                                      Table 1

                       Exhaust Emissions Test Results from
                              The Milton Roy Company

                                   Dodge 5.2L truck
                              Exhaust Emissions     mi

Test Mode                     NMHC             co    NOx
bevice                         0.21           3.64   0.27
Emission Standards             0.50           9.0    1.0

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     The CVS~—75 emissions test results at The Milton Roy Company

demonstrated that the HC, CO and NOx emission levels are below the

vehicle‘s emission standards.        This demonstrates that the installation of

the SBEC Computer will not adversely affect the exhaust emissions of the

applicable vehicles.

     Mopar Performance has submitted all the required information and

fulfilled the requirements for an exemption.




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Appendix A



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