Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on April 7, 1998.
As of Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Models
1998 3.0/3.8L Ford Windstar Minivans

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-288-16
  • Executive Order 288-16 / D288-16
  • ARB # D-288-16
  • Executive Order No: D-288-16
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-288-16
  • Resolution D-288-16
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Download: Executive Order D-288-16 PDF

D-288-16 Document:



                                                               (Page 1 of 2)



                                         State of California
                                    AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                                 EXECUTIVE ORDER D—288—16
                           Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                                        of the Vehicle Code

                                TRANSFER FLOW, INC.
                        REPLACEMENT FUEL STORAGE SYSTEMS
                     FOR 1998 MODEL—YEAR FORD MOTOR COMPANY
                        3.0 AND 3.8 LITER WINDSTAR MINIVANS


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

Pursuant to the authority vested in the undersigned by Sections 39515 and 39516 of the Health and
Safety Code and Executive Order G—45—9;

IT IS ORDERED AND RESOLVED: That the installation of the Replacement Fuel Storage
Systems, manufactured by Transfer Flow, Inc. of 1444 Fortress Street, Chico, California 95973,
has been found not to reduce the effectiveness of the applicable vehicle pollution control system,
and therefore, the Replacement Fuel Storage Systems are exempt from the prohibitions of Section
27156 of the Vehicle Code for installation on 1998 model—year 3.0 and 3.8 liter Ford Motor
Company Windstar minivans.

This exemption is based on fuel tank temperature profile and on—board diagnostic system testing
conducted by Transfer Flow, Inc. on a 1996 model—year 3.3 liter Chrysler Corporation Dodge
Caravan and on a 1997 model—year 5.4 liter Ford Motor Company E—250 van, respectively.

Through engineering evaluation of the temperature data, it was concluded that Transfer Flow,
Inc.‘s steel replacement fuel systems will not adversely affect evaporative emissions when installed
on Chrysler Corporation minivans equipped with plastic fuel tanks of equivalent fuel tank capacity.
The same emissions impact is expected when the replacement fuel systems are installed on the 1998
model—year Ford Motor Company Windstars. In addition, Transfer Flow, Inc. showed that their
replacement fuel systems do not affect the operation of the Ford Motor Company evaporative
system leak detection system.

This Executive Order is valid provided that installation instructions for these Replacement Fuel
Storage Systems not recommend tuning the vehicle to specifications different from those of the
vehicle manufacturer.                                                             ’

Changes made to the design or operating conditions of the Replacement Fuel Storage Systems, as
exempt by the ARB, which adversely affect the performance of a vehicle‘s pollution control system
shall invalidate this Executive Order.


TRANSFER FLOW, INC.                                           EXECUTIVE ORDER D—288—16
REPLACEMENT FUEL STORAGE SYSTEMS                              (Page 2 of 2)


Marketing of the Replacement Fuel Storage Systems using an identification other than that shown in
this Executive Order or for an application other than those listed in this Executive Order shall be
prohibited unless prior approval is obtained from the ARB.

In addition to the foregoing, the ARB reserves the right in the future to review this Executive Order
and the exemption provided herein 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 constifute any opinion as to the effect the use of these Replacement
Fuel Storage Systems may have on any warranty either expressed or implied by the vehicle
manufacturer.

THIS EXECUTIVE ORDER DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A CERTIFICATION,
ACCREDITATION, APPROVAL, OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF ENDORSEMENT BY THE AR
RESOURCES BOARD OF CLAIMS OF THE APPLICANT CONCERNING
ANTI—POLLUTION BENEFITS OR ANY ALLEGED BENEFITS OF TRANSFER FLOW,
INC.‘S REPLACEMENT FUEL STORAGE SYSTEMS.

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.

Violation of any of the above conditions shall be grounds for revocation of this Executive Order.
The Executive Order may be revoked only after a ten—day written notice of intention to revoke the
Executive Order, in which period the holder of the Executive 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 Executive Order may not be revoked until a
determination after the hearing that grounds for revocation exist.



Executed at El Monte, California, this      7       day.of April 1998.




                                         Mobile Source Operations Division



Document Created: 2005-09-01 12:41:33
Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:41:33

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