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Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on December 5, 2008.
As of Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModelsModificationRemarks
Series 4100001995 to 2002 selected MBZ PCNoneContact manufacturer or distributor for specific vehicle application

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-280-68
  • Executive Order 280-68 / D280-68
  • ARB # D-280-68
  • Executive Order No: D-280-68
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-280-68
  • Resolution D-280-68
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Download: Executive Order D-280-68 PDF

D-280-68 Document:



                                    State of California
                                AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                              EXECUTIVE ORDER D—280—68
               _ Relating to Exemptions under Section 27156 and 38391
                                   of the Vehicle Code

                                Airtek, Inc. (d.b.a. Catco)        |
                      "Series 410000 Three—way Catalytic Converter"

WHEREAS, Vehicle Code Sections 27156 and 38395, and Title 13, California Code of
Regulations (hereafter "CCR") Section 2222(h), authorize the California Air Resources
 Board and its Executive Officer to exempt new aftermarket catalytic converters from the
 prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section 27156 and 38391.

WHEREAS, Airtek, Inc. (Airtek) of 4410 W. 37"" Avenue, Hobart, Indiana 46342, has
 applied to the Air Resources Board for exemption from the prohibitions in Vehicle Code
 Sections 27156 and 38391 to market its new aftermarket Series 410000 three—way
 catalytic converter (TWC) on selected 1995 through 2002 model year Mercedes—Benz
 passenger cars equipped with on—board diagnostic II (OBD—II) systems as specified in
 Appendix D—280—68 and incorporated herein. Series 410000 will be used for single or
 dual exhaust applications, with one catalytic converter per bank.

 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
 Health and Safety Code Section 39516 and Executive Order G—02—003, the Air
 Resources Board finds that the above aftermarket catalytic converter comply with the
 California Vehicle Code Sections 27156 and 38395 and Title 13, California Code of
 Regulations, Section 2222(h). Emission performance of the catalytic converter was
 based on durability bench—aging by Southwest Research Institute using the Air
 Resources Board—modified RAT—A bench—aging cycle for 75 hours asspecified in
 Appendix A to the "California Evaluation Procedures for New Aftermarket Catalytic
 Converters" as adopted on October 25, 2007.

_WHEREAS, previous emissions and OBD 11 compatibility tests conducted by Airtek, Inc.
 using vehicle(s) of weight classification and exhaust configuration similar to those listed
 in Appendix D—280—68 and certified to Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) standards resulted in
 the issuance of Executive Orders D—280—16, it was determined that the installation of
 Series on the vehicles listed in Appendix D—280—68 meets the requirements of California
 regulation for aftermarket catalytic converters.

THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that Airtek, Inc.‘s TWCs are exempted from
the prohibitions in Vehicle Code Sections 27156 and 38391 for installation on the
approved vehicle applications specified in Appendlx D—280—68 subject to the following
conditions:

 1. No changes are permitted to the catalytic converter as described in the applicat-ion for
    exemption. Any changes to the catalytic converter or any of their components, and


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  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 Sections 27156 and 38391.

 ._ Airtek, Inc.‘s installation instructions for the new catalytic converter must conform to
   requirements in Section (h) of the "California Evaluation Procedures for New
   Aftermarket Catalytic Converters," as adopted October 25, 2007.

 . Installation of the catalytic converter shall not cause therelocation of an oxygen
   sensor. Oxygen sensors must be installed in the same location, position and
   orientation as prescribedin the original equipment manufacturer‘s configurations.

 ._ Upon installation, the catalytic converter must carry a manufacturer’s warranty for five
   (5) years or 50,000 miles as prescribed in Section (f)(2) of the "California Evaluation
   Procedures for New Aftermarket Catalytic Converters," as adopted October 25, 2007.

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

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

 ._ Airtek, Inc., its associates, vendors, other businesses andindividuals associated with
   Airtek, Inc. may not sell or supply new aftermarket catalytic converter substrate to a
   third party to be assembled in a different facility and marketed under this Executive
   Order without approval from the Air Resources Board.

10. Airtek, Inc. shall comply with the quality control procedures and'reporting
    requirements in Section (f)(5) of the "California Evaluation Procedures for New
   Aftermarket Catalytic Converters," as adopted October 25, 2007.


                 AIRTEK, INC. — CATALYTIC CONVERTER — D—280—68


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11. Quality control reports must be submitted on a quarterly basis and warranty
    information reports on a semi—annual basis, starting with periods covering January 1
    through March 31, 2009 and January 1 through June 30, 2009, respectively.

12. Airtek, Inc. must provide a pe*rmanent label or stamp as specified under Section (f)(1)
   of the "California Evaluation Procedures for New Aftermarket Catalytic Converters,"
   as adopted on October 25, 2007.

13. Airtek, Inc.‘s vehicle application catalog must conform with the requirements specified
    under Section (f)(4) of the "California Evaluation Procedures for New Aftermarket
    Catalytic Converters," as adopted on October 25, 2007.                 |

Violation of any of the above conditions shall be grounds for revocation of this order.
The order may be revoked only after a 30—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 30 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 5 day of December 2008.




                                  ._Annette Hebert, Chief      |
                                    Mobile Source Operations Division




                  AIRTEK, INC. — CATALYTIC CONVERTER — D—280—68


                                                                              APPENDIX D—280—68
                                                           Airtek‘s Series 410000 OBDIl Daimler—Benz Passenger Cars

Group   Model    Vehicle            Engine          Engine            Weight Certification Exhaust            Total       Converter    Monitored               UNIV #          Direct #

  #     Year          Model           Size               Family       Class            Level        Type    Converters      Type


  1     1995                                      SMB2.2VJGFEK                                                                                                 412084           410617
                      C220             2.2L                                            TLEV                                                                    LEFT OR         COMPLETE
                                                                                                                                                                RIGHT          ASSEMBLY
  2     1996                                      TMB2.2VJGKEK                                          D      3            2TWC            BOTH



                                                                                                                                                               412084 _
                $320,    C280   f                                                                                                                                          [
                   ‘    ‘           2.8L/3.2L/                                                                                                                 LEFT OR
  3              C36AMG                3.6L       TMB3.6VJGKEK
                                                                                                                                                               <RIGHT >

                      5L320                                                                             5       1            TWC             YES               410004
  4     1996           E320            3.2L       TMB3.2VJGFEK                         TIERL
                                                                                                                                                               LEFT OR
                                                                  |                                                                             .               RIGHT
  5                   SL500            5.0L       TMBS5.OVJGFEK                                                 4        2WUTWC/2TWC        FRONTS             |FRONT OR
                                                                                                        p                                                        REAR
                                                                                                    |                                                          412084
                  .                                                                |            |                                                              412084
  6                   C230           — 223L      VMB2.3VJIGKEK                         TLEV _                   2           2TWC            BOTH _             LEFT OR
                                                                                                                                        |          '            RIGHT
                                                                        PC
  7             SL320, C36          2.8L/3.2L/   VMB3.6VIGKEK                          TIER1            $       1            TWC             YES               410004
          _           C280            3.6L                                                              D       2           2TWC            BOTH               412086
  8     1997    BENZ, E320            3.2L       VMB3.2VJGKEK                          TIER1            5       1            TWC             YEs       _ _|    410004
                                                                                                                                                               LEFT OR           TBD
                                                                                                                                                                RIGHT
  9                   SL500           5.0L       VMBS5.OVJGKEK                         TLEV                     4        2WUTWC/2TWC    FRONTS                 |FRONT OR
                                                                                                                                                                 REAR
                                                                                                        D                                                      412084
 10                   SLK230                     WMBXVO2.3GSU                          TIER1                                                                   412084
                                      2.3L                                                                      2           2TWC            BOTH               LEFT OR |
 11                   C230                       WMBXVO2.3GNU                          TLEV
                                                     »                                                                                                         RIGHT

 12                   $320 _          3.2L       wWwMBXv03.2GNU                        TIER1            5       1           TWC              YES               410004
 13     1998                                     WMBXVO3.2GNT

                                                                                                                                                               LEFT OR
                                                                                        |                                                                       RIGHT
 14                   SL500           5.0L       WBMXVO5.0GNB                          TLEV             D       4        2WUTWC/2TWC    FRONTS                |FRONT OR
                                                                                                                                                                REAR
                                                                                                                                                               412084


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                                                                       APPENDIX D—280—47
                                                    Airtek‘s Series 110000 OBDIl Daimler—Benz Passenger Cars

Group   Model       Vehicle        Engine        Engine        Weight Certification Exhaust         Total      Converter          Monitored   UNIV #   Direct #

  #     Year        Model           Size         Family        Class         Level         Type   Converters       Type




  1     1998                                 WMBXVO3.2GNB


                E320 Sedan and                                                                                                                         112998
                 Station Wagon |    3.2L                                                                                                                    L eft
                 RearWD,4WD                           |                                                                                                11 29297
  2     1999                                 XMBXVO3.2GNB


                                                                PC           LEV            D         4        ZVXL.I{JVV(\:/C/     Front      NA
  3                                          YMBXVO3.2GNB



                $430 Rear WD or
        2000         AWD            4. 3L.                                                                                                              .
                                                                                                                                                        Right
 4                                           YMBXVOS.OGNB                                                                                              112280
                                                |
                                                                                                                                                         Left
                     S$500          5.0L                 ,                                                                                             112281


  5     2ooi         5430           4.3L     _|_1MBXVO4.3LBI
  6     2002        $L500           5.0L     2MBXVO5.OLTR




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Document Created: 2008-12-16 15:05:52
Document Modified: 2008-12-16 15:05:52

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