Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on December 15, 1997.
As of Wednesday, December 19th, 2018 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModels
M-12650-B4611996 and 1997 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-308-8
  • Executive Order 308-8 / D308-8
  • ARB # D-308-8
  • Executive Order No: D-308-8
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-308-8
  • Resolution D-308-8
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Download: Executive Order D-308-8 PDF

D-308-8 Document:



                                                                  (Page 1 of 2)

                                  State of California
                                  AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                                EXECUTIVE ORDER D—308—8
                       Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                                   of the Vehicle Code


                             FORD SPECIAL VEHICLE OPERATIONS
             "HIGH PERFORMANCE ENGINE MANAGEMENT COMPUTER P/N M—12650—B461"

wWHEREAS, Vehicle Code Sections 27156 and 38391, and Title 13, California Code of
Regulations (hereafter "CCR") Section 2222(e), authorize the California Air
Resources Board (ARB) and its Executive Officer to exempt add—on and modified
aftermarket devices from the prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section 27156.

WHEREAS, Ford Motor Company Special Vehicle Operations (Ford SVO) of 17000
Southfield Road, Allen Park, Michigan 48101, has applied to the ARB for exemption
from the prohibitions in Vehicle Code Sections 27156 and 38391 for their High
Performance Engine Management Computer    (HPEMC)   for installation on 1996 and 1997
4.6L Ford Mustang GT.

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—45—9, the ARB finds that
the above add—on device complies with the California Vehicle Code Section 27156 and
Title 13, California Code of Regulations.     Emission performance of the HPEMC was
based on cold—start CVS—75 tests conducted at an independent vehicle test
laboratory.

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

IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the above HPEMC is exempt from the prohibitions in
Vehicle Code Section 27156 for installation on the approved application vehicles
subject to the following conditions:

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

2.   Marketing of the HPEMC using identification other than those shown in this
     Executive Order or marketing of the HPEMC for application other than the one
     listed in this 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 components of the HPEMC
     device as individual devices.

3.   Any oral or written references to this Executive Order or its content by Ford
     SVO, 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 emissions
     reduction claims for the HPEMC and is only a finding that the HPEMC is exempt
     from the prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section 27156.

4.   The High Performance Engine Management Computer part number M—12650—B641 can
     only be installed on a vehicle equipped with Ford SVO‘s High Performance
     Cylinder Head part number M—6049—D46.

This Executive Order is granted based on results from emissions tests conducted in
accordance with Cold—start CVS—75 Federal Test Procedure.  However, the ARB finds
that reasonable grounds exist for believing that use of the High Performance Engine
Management Computer may adversely affect emissions of applicable motor vehicles when
operating under conditions outside the parameters of the previously prescribed test
procedures.  Accordingly, the ARB reserves the right to conduct additional emissions


FORD SPECIAL VEHICLE OPERATIONS                     EXECUTIVE ORDER D—308—8
"HIGH PERFORMANCE ENGINE MANAGEMENT COMPUTER"       (Page 2 of 2)

tests,   in the future,   as such tests are developed, that will more adequately measure
emissions from all cycle phases.  If such test results demonstrate that the
performance of the High Performance Engine Management Computer adversely affects
emissions during off—cycle conditions (defined as those conditions which are beyond
the parameters of the Cold—start CVS—75 Federal Test Procedure), this Executive
Order shall be effectively rescinded as of the date the test results are validated.

Further, if such test results or other evidence provides the ARB with reason to
suspect that High Performance Engine Management Computer will affect the durability
of the emission control system,     Ford SVO shall be required to submit durability data
to show that the durability of the vehicle emission control system is not, in fact
affected and/or that the add—on or modified part demonstrates adequate durability.

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 Reqgulations,    Section 2222 et seq.    and any future amendments
thereto.

THIS EXECUTIVE ORDER DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A CERTIFICATION, ACCREDITATION, APPROVAL,
OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF ENDORSEMENT BY THE AIR RESOURCES BOARD OF ANY CLAIMS OF THE
APPLICANT CONCERNING ANTI—POLLUTION BENEFITS OR ANY ALLEGED BENEFITS OF THE HPEMC.

Violation of any of the above conditions shall be grounds for revocation of this
order.  The order may be revoked only after 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   ./       of December 1997.



Document Created: 2005-09-01 12:41:14
Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:41:14

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