Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on October 5, 1992.
As of Monday, August 19th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Models
1992 and older model-year vehicles with gasoline or diesel powered engines

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-283
  • Executive Order 283 / D283
  • ARB # D-283
  • Executive Order No: D-283
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-283
  • Resolution D-283
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Download: Executive Order D-283 PDF

D-283 Document:



                                                        (Page 1 of   3)

                              State of California
                              AIR RESOURCES SOARD

                            EXECUTIVE ORDER D—283
                 Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                            of the Vehicle Code

                            THE MARKNET GROUP,   INC.
                                   FUEL BUDDY

WHEREAS, Vehicle Code Section 27156 and Title 13 California Code of
Requlations (hereafter "CCR") Section 2222(e), authorizes the California Air
 Resources Board (ARB) and its Executive Officer to exempt add—on and
modified parts from the prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section 27156.

WHEREAS, The Marknet Group, Inc. has applied to the ARB for exemption from
the prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section 27156 for the Fuel Buddy Device.

WHEREAS, pursuant to the authority vested in the Executive Officer by Health
and Safety Code Section 39515 and in the Chief, Mobile Source Division by
Health and Safety Code Section 39516 and Executive Order G—4§5—5, the ARB
finds:

     1.   The Fuel Buddy is an add—on device that is attached to the fuel
          line in a motor vehicle.

     2.   The fuel line is part of the required motor vehicle pollution
          control system.

     3.   The Fuel Buddy is intended for use with a required pollution
          control system.

     4.   The Fuel Buddy by being installed on the fuel line alters the
          ocriginal design of a motor vehicle pollution control system.

     5.   The Fuel Buddy is a device subject to the prohkibitions of Vehicle
          Code Section 27156 and an add—on part as defined by 13 CCR Section
          1900(b)(1).
    6.    The Fuel Buddy does not reduce the effectiveness of any required
          motor vehicle pollution control device.

     7.   The ARB, in the exercise of technical judgement, is aware of no
          basis on which the Fuel Buddy will provide either a decrease in
          emission or an increase in fuel economy.

     8.   It has not been determined what effect use of the Fuel Buddy may
          have on any warranty, either expressed or implied, by the
          manufacturer of a motor vehicle on which the device is installed.


 THE MARKNET GROUP,    INC.                           EXECUTIVE ORDER D—283
 FPUEL BUDDY                                          (Page 2 of 3)



            The Fuel Buddy is not a certified motor vehicle pollution control
            device pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 43644.

      10.   The ARB by granting an exemption to The Marknet Group for the Fuel
            Buddy does not recommend or endorse in any way the Fuel Buddy for
            emissions reduction, fuel economy, or any other purpose.

  IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the Fuel Buddy is exempt from the prohibitions of
  Vehicle Code Section 27156 for installation on 1992 and earlier model—year
. vehicles with gasoline or diesel engines subject to the following
  conditions:

      1.    This exemption shall not apply to any device, apparatus, or
            mechanism advertised,   offered for sale or sold with,   or installed
            on, a motor vehicle prior to or concurrent with transfer to an
            ultimate purchaser.

            No changes are permitted to the device as described in the
            application for exemption.  Any changes to the device, applicable
            model year, or other factors addressed in this order must be
            evaluated and approved by the ARB prior to marketing in
            California.

            Marketing of this device using an identification other than that
            shown in this Executive Order or marketing of this device for an
            application other than those listed in the Executive Order shall
            be prohibited unless prior approval is obtained from the ARB.
            Exemption of this product shall not be construed as an exemption
            to sell,   offer for sale,   or advertise any   component of the
            product as an individual device.

            Any oral or written references to this Executive Order or its
            content by the The Marknet Group, 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 fuel economy
            or emissions reduction claims for the Fuel Buddy and is only a
            finding that the device is exempt from the prohibitions of Vehicle
            Code Section 27156.           '

            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.


THE MARKNET GROUP, INC.                         EXECUTIVE ORDER D—283
FUEL BUDDY                                      (Page 3 of 3)            '


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 after hearing
that grounds for revocation exist.

Executed at El Monte, California, this   «S_   day of October,   1992.




                                   R. B.QSummerfield
                                   Assistant Division Chief
                                   Mobile Source Division


                    State of California
                   AIR RESOURCES BOARD




     EVALUATION OF THE MARKNET GROUP, INC.‘S FUEL BUDDY
FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS OF VEHICLE CODE SECTION
  27156 IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 2222, TITLE 13, OF THE
               CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS




                       October 1992


                            State of California
                            AIR RESOURCES BOARD




             EVALUATION OF THE MARKNET GROUP, INC.‘S FUEL BUDDY
        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 mention of trade names or commercial products constitute
endorsement or recommendation for use.)


                                         SUMMARY




          The Marknet Group,   Inc.   of 19800 MacArthur Boulevard,   Suite 500,   Irvine,

California 92715, has applied for exemption from the prohibitions in Section

27156 of the California Vehicle Code for the Fuel Buddy device.           The device is

designed for installation on 1992 and older model—year vehicles with gasoline

or diesel engines.

          Previously the Air Resources Board (ARB) exenpted three similar devices;

"Fuel Charger" by J. A. Lance Company, Inc.,        "Fuel—Energizer" by the Magnetizer

Group,    Inc. and "Magna Charger" by B & D Research and Development.        Based on

the engineering evaluation of the Fuel Buddy device and exemptions issued for

the devices that operate in a manner similar to the Fuel Buddy, the staff

believes that the Fuel Buddy will not have any adverse effects on the exhaust

emissions from vehicles with gasoline or diesel engines.

          The staff recommends that the Fuel Buddy device be exempted from the

prohibitions in Vehicle Code Section 27156 and that Executive Order D—283 be

issued.


                                  TABLE OF CONTENTS




                                                      Page Number




SUMMARY

CONTENTS                                                  ii

I.        INTRODUCTION

II.       CONCLUSION

III.      RECOMMENDATION

IV.       DEVICE DESCRIPTION

v.        DISCUSSION

APPENDICES

       A:    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS




                                         ii


               EVALUATION OF THE MARKNET GROUP, INC.‘S FUEL BUDDY
           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

       The Marknet Group, Inc. of 19800 MacArthur Boulevard, Suite 500,         Irvine,

California 92715,     has applied for an exemption from the prohibitions of Vehicle

Code Section (VC) 27156 for the Fuel Buddy device.        The device is designed for

installation on 1992 and older model—year vehicles with gasoline or diesel

engines.   The applicant submitted installation instructions and a sample of the

device for our evaluation.




II.    conNCLUSsION

       Previously, the Air Resources Board (ARB) exempted three similar

devices;   "Fuel Charger" by J. A.   Lance Company,   Inc.,   "Fuel—Energizer" by the

Magnetiier Group, Inc. and "Magna Charger" by B & D Research and Development".

Based on the engineering evaluation of the device and the exemptions issued to

other devices that operate in a manner similar to the Fuel Buddy, the staff has

determined the Fuel Buddy will not have any adverse effects on the exhaust

emissions from vehicles with gasoline or diesel engines.




III.   RECOMMENDATION

       The staff recommends that The Marknet Group, Inc. be granted an

exemption from the prohibitions in California Vehicle Code Section 27156 for

the Fuel Buddy device and that Executive Order D—283 be issued.


IV.       DEVICE DESCRIPTION

          The Fuel Buddy consists of a magnet secured on the vehicle‘s fuel line.

Each Fuel Buddy magnet is three inches long, and is secured to the fuel line

using a nylon tie.       The device‘s installation instructions and a photograph are

shown in Appendix A.




v.        pISCUSSION

          The Marknet Group, Inc. claims that the Fuel Buddy, when installed on a

vehicle‘s fuel line, magnetically treats fluid hydrocarbon fuels.           The

manufacturer stated the device causes the fuel molecules to develop a positive

charge, attracting the negatively charged oxygen molecules.         The manufacturer

claims this device decreases emissions and improves fuel economy.           The ARB did

not perform any testing on the device to substantiate the claims made by the

manufacturer.     However, it is the staff‘s opinion that the technical principles

underlying the stated function of the device are not capable of producing any

effects on emissions and fuel economy.

          The ARB previously exempted three similar devices;     "Fuel Charger" by J.

A.    Lance Company,   Inc.,   "Puel—Energizer" by the Magnetizer Group,   Inc.   and

"Magna Charger" by B & D Research and Development".         Because of previous

exemptions issued to similar devices with the same operating principle as the

Fuel Buddy and the fact that qualifying for an exemption is based on not

adversely affecting exhaust emissions, the staff recommends that The Marknet

Group,    Inc. be granted an exemption as requested.


APPENDIX


o—                           FUEL BUDDY
EXPLORING NEW TECHNOLOGY
Many theories exist as to why the FUEL BUDDY works. By combining the latest technology in
rare earth magnetics and ceramics, when fluids are passed through the FUEL BUDDY field,
long molecular chains break down and develop into smaller chains which react more efficiently.

APPLICATION
FUEL BUDDYS have been used to successfully treat Natural Gas, lowering consumption with
a more efficient flame. This same technology has now been apphed to the treatment of
automotive fuels. Field studies have
shown significant savings of 10 to 15% +
in every instance where tested on both
gas and diesel.

EQUIPMENT ADJUSTMENTS
No particular adjustments are required if
the vehicle has been maintained and
tuned. it will usually take 2 or 3 tanks
before significant savings are seen. The
savings should increase continuously for
the first 8 to 10 tankfuls, thereafter your
mileage should stabilize oreven increase
slightly.

INSTALLATION
Place one ({1) FUEL BUDDY on the fuel
line from 3" to 10" from the fuel tank.                     FIGURE A
(See Figures A & B.) If you have dual
tanks, you must install one FUEL BUDDY on each fuel line. The closer to the fuel tank, the
better. This allows more time for molecular reaction prior to combustion. No Maintenance —
No Moving Parts!

SATISFACTION GUARANTEED
Use the FUEL BUDDY for 60 days — a minimum of 8 tankfuls. If you are not completely satisfied,
return your FUEL BUDDY postage paid, for a full refund. NOTE: Postage and handling not
included in refund.
                                                                    FuEgl sugooy
THE MARKNET GROUP, INC.                           mmb Fuel                    Tank
6312 Santa Ana Canyon Rd., #291
   Anaheim, California 92807
         1 (800) 523—3999                                 FIGURE B



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