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This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on March 16, 2005.
As of Thursday, December 13th, 2018 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModelsModificationRemarks
Series 612000/ 5120001994-1998 3.8L Ford Mustang, 1995-2001 4.6L Crown Victoria, Lincoln Town Car, and Mercury Grand Marquis.NoneContact manufacturer or distributor for specific part numbers for a particular vehicle.

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-280-12
  • Executive Order 280-12 / D280-12
  • ARB # D-280-12
  • Executive Order No: D-280-12
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-280-12
  • Resolution D-280-12
For Free CARB Executive Order Status verification, email an image of the device Executive Order label as well as the Year/Make/Model and Test Group # of the vehicle to [email protected]

Download: Executive Order D-280-12 PDF

D-280-12 Document:



                                   State of California
                               AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                             EXECUTIVE ORDER D—280—12
                      Relating to Exemptions under Section 27156
                                   of the Vehicle Code

                                Airtek, Inc. (d.b.a. Catco)
 "Series 612000 and Series 512000 OBD II Compliant Three—way Catalytic Converters"

WHEREAS, Vehicle Code Sections 27156 and 38391, and Title 13, California Code of
Regulations (hereafter "CCR") Section 2222(h), authorize the California Air Resources
Board (ARB) and its Executive Officer to exempt new aftermarket catalytic converters
from the prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section 27156.

WHEREAS, Airtek, Inc. (Airtek) of 4410 W. 37" Avenue, Hobart, Indiana 46342, has
applied to the ARB for exemption from the prohibitions in Vehicle Code Sections 27156
to market its new aftermarket Series 612000 and Series 512000 three—way catalytic
converters (TWC) on selected 2001 and older Ford Motor Company passenger cars
equipped with on—board diagnostic II (OBD—II) systems as specified in Appendix
D—280—12 and incorporated herein. Series 612000 TWCs will be used as front catalytic
converters (2 units) and Series 512000 as rear catalytic converters (2 units) for multiple
{4 units) catalytic converter system applications. These catalytic converters will be sold
as direct—fit systems only, and not as individual units. Series 612000 and Series§1 2000
TWCs may be installed on non—OBD 1 vehicles (1995 and older model years) with
similar engine size, weight category and exhaust configuration as those listed in
Appendix D—280—12.

WHEREAS, pursuant to the authority vested in the Executive Officer by Health and
Safety Code Section 39515 and in the Chief, Mobile Source Operations Division by
Healith and Safety Code Section 39516 and Executive Order G—02—003, the ARB finds
that the above aftermarket catalytic converters comply with the California Vehicle Code
Section 27156 and Title 13, California Code of Regulations, Section 2222(h). Emission
performance of the catalytic converters was based on durability bench—aging by
Southwest Research Institute using the ARB—modified RAT—A bench—aging cycle for a
duration of 75 hours, as specified in the "Optional Evaluation Procedures for New
Aftermarket Non—original Equipment Catalytic Converters Equipped with On—Board
Diagnostic II (OBD I1) Systems."                    '                           ’

WHEREAS, emission tests conducted at the Ecologic EngineTesting Laboratory
(Ecologic), Fullerton, California, using a 2001 4.6L Ford Mercury Marquis, test group
1FMXVO4.6VF5 (PC, LEV), with Series 612000 TWCs installed as front catalytic
converters (2 units monitored) and Series 512000 TWCs as rear catalytic converters
(2 units unmonitored) showed that the vehicle met the applicable emission standards.
Furthermore, OBD II compatibility tests performed on the same vehicle showed that


                                              2.


.   Series 612000 and Series 512000 TWCs do not affect the vehicle‘s ability to perform
    OBD I! system monitoring.

    The following are the test results in grams per mile:

                                                      NMOG          CO             NOx
    PC 100K LEV standards                             0.09          4.2            0.3
    Test 1, Series 612000 & 512000                    0.042         048            0.005
    Test 2, Series 612000 & 512000                    0.035         0.39           0.003

    IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that Series 612000 and Series 512000 TWCs are exempt
    from the prohibitions in Vehicle Code Section 27156 for installation on the approved
    vehicle applications specified in Appendix D—280—12 subject to the following conditions:

    1. No changes are permitted to the catalytic converter as described in the application
       for exemption. Any changes to the catalytic converter or any of its components, and
       other factors addressed in this order must be evaluated and approved by ARB prior
       to marketing in California.

    2. Marketing of the catalytic converter using identifications other than those shown in
       the exemption application, and in this Executive Order, or marketing of the catalytic
       converter for application other than the ones shown in this Executive Order shall be
.      prohibited unless prior approval is obtained from ARB. Exemption of this product
       shall not be construed as an exemption to sell, offer for sale, or advertise any
       components of the catalytic converter as individual devices.

    3. Any oral or written references to this Executive Order or its content by Airtek, Inc., 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 emission reduction claims for the catalytic converter
       .and is only a finding that the catalytic converter is exempt from the prohibitions of
       Vehicle Code Section 27156.

    4. Airtek, Inc.‘s installation instructions for the new catalytic converter must conform to
       requirements in Paragraphs | and X of the "Optional Evaluation Procedures for New
       Aftermarket Non—original Equipment Catalytic Converters Equipped with On—Board
       Diagnostic II (OBD I!) Systems."

    5. Installation of the catalytic converter shall not cause the relocation of an oxygen
       sensor. Oxygen sensors must be installed in the same location and orientation as
       prescribed in the original equipment manufacturer configurations.

    6. Upon installation, the catalytic converter must carry a manufacturer‘s warranty for
.      50,000 miles on the substrates and 50,000 miles or five years on the shell and end
       pipes.



              AIRTEK, INC. — THREE—WAY CATALYTIC CONVERTER—D—280—12


                                       13.

7. Airtek, Inc. and its vendors may not advertise the new aftermarket catalytic
   converter as a "high flow or easy flow" catalytic converter or use any phrase that
   could make it appear to perform better than the original equipment manufacturer
   (OEM) catalytic converter.

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 it,
during 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 Zé %y of March 2005.




                                    len Lyons, Chief
                                  Mobile Source Operations Division




         AIRTEK, INC. — THREE—WAY CATALYTIC CONVERTER—D—280—12


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                                                                         APPENDIX D—280—12




                                      # of conv. on |Eng. |Complete Direct |Driver Side Direct |Passenger Side   |Front Converter   |Rear Converter
 Year |Make        |Model             app           size |Fit #            #                   Direct Fit #      Body #             Body #             Catalyst Monitor
 2001   |Ford      Crown Victoria     _|4 underbody    14.6L |N/A          612870             612871             612004/612044      1512004/512084     fAfter Front Catalyst
 2000 jFord        Crown Victoria     _|4 underbady    14.6L (N/A          612870             612871             612004/612044      |512004/512084     |After Front Catalyst
 1999 |Ford        Crown Victoria     _|4 underbody    14.6L |N/A          612870             612871             612004/612044      {512004/512084     |After Front Catalyst
 1998 [Ford        Crown Victoria     _[4 underbody    _14.6L. |N/A        612870             612871             612004/612044      |512004/512084     |After Front Catalyst
 1997 |Ford        Crown Victoria     _|4 underbody    14.6L |N/A          612870             612871             612004/612044      |512004/512084     {After Front Catalyst
 1996 [Ford        Crown Victoria     _}4 underbady    _14.6L JN/A         612870             612871             612004/612044      |512004/512084     |After Front Catalyst
 1995 |Ford        Crown Victoria     _[4 underbody    _|4.6L |N/A         612598             612599             612006/612046      |612006            After Rear Catalyst

 1998   |Ford      Mustang            4 underbody      |3.8L. j612565      N/A                N/A                612004/612044      (612004            After Rear Catalyst
 1997   [Ford      Mustang            4 underbody      }3.8L |612565       N/A                N/A                612004/612044      612004             After Rear Catalyst
 1996 |Ford        Mustang            4 underbody      |3.8L |612565       N/A                N/A                612004/612044      1612004            After Rear Catalyst
 1995   |Ford      Mustang            4 underbody      13.8L |612592       N/A                N/A                612004/612044      1612004            After Rear Catalyst
 1994 |Ford        Mustang            4 underbody      (3.8L (612592       N/A                N/A                612004/612044      1612004            After Rear Catalyst
 1995   |Ford      Mustang            4 underbody      _|5.0L. |612666     N/A                N/A                612006/612046      |612006            After Rear Catalyst
 1994 {Ford        Mustang            4 underbody      _|5.0L |612668      N/A                N/A                612006/612046      J612006            After Rear Catalyst

 2001 [Lincoln     |Town Car          4 underbody      _|4.6L IN/A         612870             612871             612004/612044      |512004/512084__   [After Front Catalyst
 2000 |Lincoln     ‘[Town Car         4 underbody      14.6L |N/A          612870             612871             612004/612044       |512004/512084    |After Front Catalyst
 1999 [Lincoln     |Town Car          4 underbody      _}4.6L JN/A         612870             612871             612004/612044      (512004/512084     |After Front Catalyst
 1998   |Lincoln   {Town Car          4 underbody      |4.6L [N/A          612870             612871             612004/612044      (512004/512084     jAfter Front Catalyst
 1997 [Lincoln     |Town Car          4 underbody      _|4.6L |N/A         612870             612871             612004/612044      |512004/512084__   |After Front Catalyst
[|1996_|Lincoiln   [Town Car          4 underbody      _|4.61. |N/A        612870             612871             612004/612044      |512004/512084     [After Front Catalyst
 1995 |Lincoln     |Town Car          4 underbody      _|4.6L [N/A         612598             612599             612006/612046      |612006            After Rear Catalyst

 2001 |Mercury |Grand Marquis         |4 underbody     [4.6L |N/A          612870              612871            612004/612044      |512004/512084__   |After Front Catalyst
 2000 |Mercury |Grand Marquis         [4 underbody     _[4.6L JN/A         612970              612871            612004/612044      |512004/512084     |After Front Catalyst
 1999   {Mercury |Grand Marquis       |4 underbody     _|4.6L [N/A         612870              612871            6120047612044      (512004/512084     {After Front Catalyst
 1998   |Mercury   |Grand   Marquis   {4   underbady   {4.6L.   (N/A       612870              612871            612004/612044      |512004/512084     {After Front Catalyst
 1997   |Mercury   }Grand   Marquis   14   underbody   }4.6L    |N/A       612870              612871            612004/612044      |512004/512084     {After Front Catalyst
 1996   (Mercury   |Grand   Marquis   [4   underbody   _|4.8L   |N/A       612870              612871            612004/612044      |512004/512084     |After Front Catalyst
 1995   |Mercury   {Grand   Marquis   |4   underbody   _|4.6L   |N/A       612598              612599            6120067612046      1612006            After Rear Catalyst




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