Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on July 8, 2008.
As of Sunday, August 18th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModelsModificationRemarks
Series 6120001996 to 2004 selected Ford passenger cars (PC) and light-duty trucks 1 (LDT1)NoneContact manufacturer or distributor for specific vehicle application

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-280-26
  • Executive Order 280-26 / D280-26
  • ARB # D-280-26
  • Executive Order No: D-280-26
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-280-26
  • Resolution D-280-26
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-280-26 PDF

D-280-26 Document:



                                   State of California
                               AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                             EXECUTIVE ORDER D-280-26
                      Relating to Exemptions under Section 27156
                                   of the Vehicle Code

                            AirTek, Inc. (d.b.a. Catco)
           "Series 612000 OBD ll Compliant Three-way Catalytic Converter"

WHEREAS, Vehicle Code Sections 271 56 and Section 2222(h), Title 13, Califorr~iaCode of
Regulations (hereafter "CCR"), authorize the California Air Resources Board and its
Executive Officer to exempt new aftermarket catalytic converters from the prohibitions of
Vehicle Code Section 271 56.

WHEREAS, AirTek, Inc. (AirTek) of 4410 W. 37thAvenue, Hobart, Indiana 46342, has
applied to the Air Resol~rcesBoard for exemption from the prohibitions in Vehicle Code
Section 271 56 to market its new aftermarket Series 612000 three-way catalytic converter
(TWC) for installation on selected 1996 through 2004 model year Ford passenger cars and
light-duty trucks 1 (LDTI) equipped with on-board diagnostic II (OBD-II) systems as specified
in Appendix D-280-26 and incorporated herein. The Series 612000 TWC will be used for
single exhaust system applications, with one catalytic converter or two catalytic converters in
series, for selected Ford passenger cars and light-duty trucks 1.

Series 612000 TWC may also be installed on non-OBD ll vehicles (1995 and older) similar in
engine and exhaust configuration to those listed in Appendix D-280-26.

WHEREAS, pursuant to the authority vested in the Executive Officer by Health and Safety
Code Section 3951 5 and in the Chief, Mobile Source Operations Division by Health and
Safety Code Section 39516 and Executive Order G-02-003, Air Resources Board finds that
the above aftermarket catalytic converter complies with the California Vehicle Code
Section 27156 and Title 13, California Code of Regulations, Section 2222(h). The emissions
performance of the catalytic converter was based on durability bench-aging by Southwest
Research Institute, San Antonio, Texas, using Air Resor-~rcesBoard-modified RAT-A bench-
aging cycle for 75 hours, as specified in the "Optional Evaluation Procedures for New
Aftermarket Non-original Equipment Catalytic Converters Equipped with On-Board Diagnostic
II (OBD II) Systems."

WHEREAS, previous emissions and OBD II compatibility tests conducted by AirTek, Inc.
using a vehicle of a weight classification and exhaust config~rrationsimilar to those listed in
Appendix D-280-26 and certified to Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) standards resulted in the
issuance of Executive Order D-280-15, it was deterrrrined that the installation of Series
612000 TWC on the vehicles listed in Appendix D-280-26 meets the. requirements of
California regulations for aftermarket catalytic converters.

IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the above catalytic converter is exempt from the prohibitions
in Vehicle Code Section 271 56 for installation on the vehicles listed in Appendix D-280-26
subject to the following conditions:


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 the Air Resources Board prior to marketing in California.

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 the Air
Resources Board. Exemption of these products shall not be construed as an
exemption to sell, offer for sale, or advertise any components of the catalytic
converter as individual devices.

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 271 56.

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

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. and its vendors may not advertise the new aftermarket catalytic
converter as a "performance, high or easy flow" catalytic converter or use any
phrase that could make them appear to perform better than an OEM catalytic
converter.

The new aftermarket catalytic converter substrate may not be sold or supplied
to a third party by AirTek, its associates, vendors, other businesses, and
individuals associated with AirTek, to be assembled in a different facility and
marketed under this Executive Order.

Any marketing arrangement of the new aftermarket catalytic converter by a third
party, which involves the use of packaging identification different from the ones
described in this Executive Order must be approved by Air Resources Board
prior to shipment.

AirTek must submit the required quality audit and production quantity reports
for its aftermarket catalytic converter semi-annually, covering the periods
January 1 through June 30, and July 1 through December 31.

   AIRTEK, INC.      -   CATALYTIC CONVERTER        -   D-280-26


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     B    day of July 2008.




                                    Annette Hebert, Chief
                                    Mobile Source Operations Division




                 AIRTEK, INC.       -    CATALYTIC CONVERTER        -   D-280-26


                                                                      APPENDIX D-280-26
                                            AIRTEK INC'S SERIES 612000 OED iI TWC FOR FORD AND MAZDA PC AND LDTI


                                                                Certification    Weight   Exhaust     Total        Converter
No.           Vehicle Model   Engine Size     Engine Family                                                                    Monitored   Universal   Direct Fit
      Year                                                         Level         Class     Type     Converters
               Ford Escort
1                                 1.9       TFM1.9V8GKEK                                                                                               612604
-
             Mercury Tracer
      1996    Ford Contour                                        Tier-1
                                            TFM2.OVJGlEK




                                            XFMXVO2.OVGC




                                            XFMXVO2.OVDC




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                                                                                     APPENDIX D-280-26

I                                                   Engine
                                                           AIRTEK INCUSSERIES 612000 OBD II TWC FOR FORD AND MAZDA PC AND LDTl
                                                                                                                                                        I
-
14
    No.       Mode'        Vehicle Model
                                                     Size
-
                             Ford Focus
     15
-
     16                      Ford Focus
-
17
-
                      t"""""l
                            Ford Contour
                           Mercury Cougar
     18
                                                     2.0
                          Mercury Mystique
-



-
     19

     20
          I                Ford Escort ZX2

                             Ford Focus
-
                             Ford Escort


-
     21
          I           I      Ford FOCUS
                                                I
    ADDITIONAL \ iHlCLES 1
    No.       Model        Vehicle Model        I   Engine   I   Eneine Familv   Certification   I   Weight   1   ~xhaust1   Total         Direct Fit
                          Ranger 4x2 o r 4x4,   I
     22                   Mazda 82300 Pick      I    2.3L                                                                            TWC
-
     23
              1996
                          Ranger and Mazda
                          83000 4x2 Pick u p
                                                1    3.0L



     24
                          Ranger and Mazda
                          82300 4x2 models
                                                1    2.31
                                                                                                      LDTl
                                                                                                                                     TWC
-
     25
              1997
                          Ranger and Mazda
                          83000 4x2 Pick u p
                                                I    3.0L



     27
              1998
                          Ranger and Mazda
                           82500 2WD 4x2
                                                I    2.5L
                                                                                     TLEV
                                                                                      LEV
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                                                                    APPENDIX D—280—26
                                          AIRTEK INC‘S SERIES 612000 OBD II TWC FOR FORD AND MAZDA PC AND LDTi
      Model                      Engine                        Certification   Weight    Exhaust     Total      Converter
No.            Vehicle Model                   Engine Family                                                                Monitored   Universal   Direct Fit
      Year                        Size                            Level          Class    Type     Converters     Type
28                                             XFMXTO2.51DC        TLEV
              Ranger and Mazda
      1999
29             B2500 2WD 4x2                   XFMXTO2.51GC        LEV

              Ranger and Mazda
               B2500 2WD 4x2
30                                             YFMXTO2.51DC        TLEV
                  Manual          2.5L                                                                           TWC{(2)                             612086
                Transmission
                                                                                                                                        612006
      2000
              Ranger and Mazda
               B2500 2WD 4x2
31                                             YFMXTO2.51D5        LEV
                 Automatic
                Transmission

              Escape 2WD and
32              4WD Manual        2.0L         1FMXTO2.01F5                                                       TWC                                 TBD
                Transmission
                                                                   LEV
              Ranger and Mazda
33                                2.3L         1FMXTO2.31F5                                                                                         612174
                 B2300 2WD                                                       LDT1L

              Ranger and Mazda
      2001
                 B2500 2WD
34                                             1FMX02.51D5        TLEV
                  Manual                                                                                         TWC(2)                 612004
                Transmission
                                  2.5L                                                                                                              612086
              Ranger and Mazda
                 B2500 2WD
35                                             1FMXTO2.51F5
                 Automatic
                Transmission
                                                                   LEV
              Escape 2WD and
36                                2.OL         2FMXTO2.01F5                                                       TWC                                 TBD
                   4NWD
      2002                                                                                                                              612006
              Ranger and Mazda
37                                2.3L         2FMXTO2.31F5                                                      TWC(2)                             612174
                   B2300
              Escape 2WD and
38                                2.O0L        3FMXTO2.O1F5                                                       TWC
                   4WD
      2003
              Ranger and Mazda                                     LEV                                                                  612006        TBD
39                                2.3L         3FMXTO2.31F5                                                     TWC(2)
                   2WD
40    2004      Escape 2 WD       2.0L         4FMXTO2.01F5                                                       TWC
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Document Modified: 2008-07-10 14:13:20

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