Approval Details

Valid E.O.


This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on August 26, 2004.
As of Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModelsModificationRemarks
Series 11000 and 120001998 and older model year Mercedes-Benz and BMW passenger cars.NonePlease contact the manufacturer or distributor for a catalog or the exact part number for a specific vehicle.

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-353-3
  • Executive Order 353-3 / D353-3
  • ARB # D-353-3
  • Executive Order No: D-353-3
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-353-3
  • Resolution D-353-3
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-353-3 PDF

D-353-3 Document:

                                    State of California
                               AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                             EXECUTIVE ORDER D—353—3
                      Relating to Exemptions under Section 27156
                                   of the Vehicle Code

                           Miller Catalyzer Corporation
     "Series 11000 and 12000 OBD II Compliant Three—way Catalytic Converters"

WHEREAS, Vehicle Code Sections 27156, and Title 13, California Code of Regulations
(hereafter "CCR") Section 2222(h), authorize the California Air Resources Board (ARB) and
its Executive Officer to exempt new aftermarket catalytic converters from the prohibitions of
Vehicle Code Section 27156.. _ ...                                                 0.

WHEREAS, Miller Catalyzer Corporation (Miller) of 3295 Depot Road, Hayward, California
94545, has applied to the ARB for exemption from the prohibitions in Vehicle Code Section
27156 to market its new aftermarket Series 11000 and 12000 three—way catalytic converters
(TWC) for installation on 1998 and older model year Mercedes—Benz and BMW passenger
cars equipped with on—board diagnostic II (OBD—II) systems as specified in Appendix D—353—3
and incorporated herein. The Series 12000 TWC as front catalytic converter (2 units) and
Series 11000 as rear catalytic converters (2 units) will be used in multiple catalytic converter
systems (4 units total) for Mercedes—Benz vehicles. Series 11000 will also be used for dual
(2 units in parallel) or single (2 units in series) exhaust system applications for Mercedes—
Benz vehicles. Furthermore, Series 11000 will be used for dual (2 units in parallel) and
single (1 unit) exhaust applications for BMW vehicles. Catalytic converters for Mercedes—
Benz vehicles will be sold as a complete system only, and not as individual units.

The TWCs may also be installed on non—OBD II vehicles (1995 and older) similar in engine
and exhaust configuration to those listed in Appendix D—353—3.

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 ARB finds that the above
aftermarket catalytic converters comply with the California Vehicle Code Section 27156 and
Title 13, California Code of Regulations, Section 2222(h). The emissions performance of the
catalytic converters was based on durability bench—aging by Delphi Energy and Chassis
Systems using the ARB—modified RAT—A bench—aging cycle for 75 hours, as specified in the
"Optional Evaluation Procedures for New Aftermarket Non—original Equipment Catalytic.
Converters Equipped With On—Board Diagnostic II (OBD I!I) Systems."

WHEREAS, emissions tests conducted at the Automotive Testing Development Services,
Inc. (ATDS), Ontario, California, using a 1998 4.3L Mercedes—Benz, test group
WMBX04.3GNB (PC, LEV), with Series 12000 TWCs installed as front catalytic converters
(2 units monitored) and Series 11000 TWCs as rear catalytic converters (2 units
unmonitored) showed that the vehicle met the applicable emission standards. Furthermore,
emissions tests conducted at the same laboratory using a 1998 2.8L BMW, test group:
WBMXVO2.8LZ35 (PC, TLEV), with Series 11000 TWC installed (1 unit monitored) showed
that the vehicle met the applicable emission standards. OBD II compatibility tests performed
on the same test vehicles showed that Series 11000 and 12000 TWCs do not affect the

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vehicle‘s ability to perform OBD II system monitoring. Emission test results in grams per mile
are shown below.

                                 ATDS, Ontario, California
                                 4.3L Mercedes—Benz Test
                             NMOG             CO               NOx            Remarks
100K Standard                0.090            4. 2             0.3
Test 1                       0.025            0.3              0.1           Pass
Test 2                       0.026            0.3              0.1           Pass
Average of Tests1 & 2        0.025            0.3              0.1           Pass
                                      2.8BL BMW Test
50K Standard                 0.125            3.4              0.4
Test 1                       0.097            1.2              0.3           Pass
Test 2                      ~0.081 —          1.0              0.4           Pass
Average of Tests 1 & 2       0.089            1.1              0.3           Pass

IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the above catalytic converters are exempt from the
prohibitions in Vehicle Code Section 27156 for installation on the approved vehicle
applications specified in Appendix D—353—3 subject to the following conditions:

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

              Marketing of the catalytic converters using identifications other than those
              shown in the exemption application, and in this Executive Order, or marketing
              of the catalytic converters for application other than the ones shown in this
              Executive Order shall be prohibited unless prior approval is obtained from the
              ARB. Exemption of these products shall not be construed as an exemption to
              sell, offer for sale, or advertise any components of the catalytic converters as
              individual devices.

              Any oral or written references to this Executive Order or its content by Miller
              Catalyzer Corporation, 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 converters and is only a finding that the
              catalytic converters are exempt from the prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section
              27156.                       ‘

              Miller Catalyzer Corporation‘s installation instructions for the new catalytic
              converters must conform to requirements in Paragraphs I and X of the
              "Optional Evaluation Procedures for New Aftermarket Non—original Equipment
              Catalytic Converters Equipped With On—Board Diagnostic II (OBD I1) Systems."


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       5.     Upon instalvlation, the catalytic converters must carry a manufacturer‘s warranty
              for 50,000 miles on the substrates and 50,000 miles or five years on the shell
              and end pipes.

       6.     Miller Catalyzer Corporation and its vendors may not advertise the new
              aftermarket catalytic converters as "high or easy flow" catalytic converters or
              use any phrase that could make them appear to perform better than an OEM
              catalytic converter.

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 _gg_'\”day of August 2004.

                                     Allen Lyons, Chief
                                     Mobile Source Operations Division



Document Created: 2005-09-01 12:39:52
Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:39:52

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