Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on December 19, 2000.
As of Sunday, August 25th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

ModelsModification
1994 through 1999 Mazda MiatasThe Mazda Turbocharger Kit includes the following: Garrett turbocharger, 10 psi. maximum boost, high flow fuel pump, intercooler (optional), two supplementary fuel injectors, fuel regulator designed to raise the fuel pressure as a function of boost pressure, open element air cleaner, ignition timing retard device, cast iron exhaust manifold, and exhaust connecting pipe. The supplementary fuel injectors are placed in an air tube just prior to the throttle body and are controlled by a boost pressure actuated electronic circuit. The manufacturer recommends 92 octane fuel.

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-349-1
  • Executive Order 349-1 / D349-1
  • ARB # D-349-1
  • Executive Order No: D-349-1
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-349-1
  • Resolution D-349-1
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-349-1 PDF

D-349-1 Document:



                                                                           (Page 1 of 3)


                                       State of Califofnia
                                  AIR RESOURCES BOARD


                                EXECUTIVE ORDER D—349—1
                         Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                                      of the Vehicle Code


                              BELL ENGINEERING GROUP, INC.
                                MAZDA TURBOCHARGER KIT


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

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

 IT IS ORDERED AND RESOLVED: That the installation of the Mazda Turbocharger Kit,
 manufactured and marketed by Bell Engineering Group, Inc., 11723 Warfield Dr., San
 Antonio, Texas 78216 has been found not to reduce the effectiveness of the applicable
 vehicle pollution control system and, therefore, is exempt from the prohibitions of Section
 27156 of the Vehicle Code for 1994 through 1999 Mazda Miatas.

 The Mazda Turbocharger Kit includes the following: Garrett turbocharger, 10 psi. maximum
  boost, high flow fuel pump, intercooler (optional), two supplementary fuel injectors, fuel
  regulator designed to raise the fuel pressure as a function of boost pressure, open element
  air cleaner, ignition timing retard device, cast iron exhaust manifold, and exhaust
  connecting pipe. The supplementaryfuel injfectors are placed in an air tube just priorto
_ the throttle bodyandare controlled bya boost pressure actuated electronic circuit. The
 manufacturer recommends 92 octane fuel.

 This Executive Order is valid provided the installation instructions for the Mazda
 Turbocharger Kit will not recommend tuning the vehicle to specifications different from
 those of the vehicle manufacturer.

 Changes made to the design or operating conditions of the Mazda Turbocharger Kit, as
 exempt by the Air Resources Board, which adversely affect the performance of the vehicle‘s
 pollution control system shall invalidate this Executive Order.

 Marketing of the Mazda Turbocharger Kit using any identification other than that shown in
 this Executive Order or marketing of the Mazda Turbocharger Kit for an application other
 than those listed in this Executive Order shall be prohibited unless prior approval is
 obtained from the Air Resources Board.


  Belf Engineering Group, Inc.                                   Executive Order D—349—1
  Mazda Turbocharger Kit                       |                 (Page 2 of 3)




  Exemption of the Mazda Turbocharger Kit shall not be construed as exemption to sell, offer
  for sale, or advertise any component of the kit as an individual device.

  This Executive Order does not constitute any opinion as to the effect the use of the Mazda
  Turbocharger Kit may have on any warranty either expressed or implied by the vehicle
  manufacturer.

  This Executive Order is granted based on submitted emissions test data which showed that
  the Mazda Turbocharger Kit did not adversely affect tailpipe emissions during the Cold Start
  CVS—75 Federal Test Procedure. Testing was conducted in the modified configuration on a
  1999 Mazda Miata certified to the transitional low emission vehicle (TLEV) standards using
  one Cold Start CVS—75 Federal Test Procedures. Emission levels of the modified vehicle
  met the applicable emission standards. The following test results are in grams per mile with
  the deterioration factors applied:

                    NMOG CO             NOx HCHO
  Standard          0125 3.4           0.4 0.015
  Device w/idfs     0118 2.6           01 0.0009

 This Executive Order is also based on On Board Diagnostic II (OBD II) testing conducted on _
 the same vehicle. Test data showed that the Mazda Turbocharger Kit when installed on the
 vehicle did not affect the vehicle‘s ability to perform its OBD II monitoring.

  However, the ARB finds that reasonable grounds exist to believe that use of the Bell
  Engineering Group, Inc.‘s Turbo System may adversely affect emissions of motor vehicles
 when operating under conditions outside the parameters of the previously prescribed test
  procedures. Accordingly, the ARB reserves the right to conduct additional emission tests,
..in thefuture, as. such—tests arse developed, that will more adequately measure emissions _ _.—.—..
 from all cycle phases. If such test results demonstrate that the turbocharger 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 the
 turbocharger will affect the durability of the emission control systems, Bell Engineering
 Group, Inc. shall be required to submit durability datato 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
  Regulations, Section 2222, et seq.


Bell Engineering Group, Inc.                 —                 Executive Order D—349—1
Mazda Turbocharger Kit                               —         (Page 3 of 3)




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 BELL ENGINEERING
GROUP, INC.‘S MAZDA TURBOCHARGER KIT.

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 conditionsshall 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 is made after the
hearing that grounds for revocation exist.

Executed at Ei Monte, California, this   [/fday of December 2000




                                    R. B. Summerfield, Chief
                                    Mobile Source Operations Division



Document Created: 2005-09-01 12:41:51
Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:41:51

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