Approval Details

Valid E.O.


This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on February 4, 1997.
As of Monday, October 14th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModelsModification
E366IN921992-1995 BMW 325 models, 1995 BMW M3 modelsChanges to the factory emission control systems are limited to replacing the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) air box with the Racing Sports Akimoto open element air filter and aluminum intake pipe.

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-354-8
  • Executive Order 354-8 / D354-8
  • ARB # D-354-8
  • Executive Order No: D-354-8
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-354-8
  • Resolution D-354-8
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Download: Executive Order D-354-8 PDF

D-354-8 Document:

                                                                          (Page 1 of 2)

                                      State of California
                                      AIR RESOURCES   BOARD

                                  EXECUTIVE ORDER D—354—8
                     Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                                 of the Vehlcle Code

                                  RACING SPORTS AKIMOTO

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 E366IN9%2 manufactured
by Racing Sports Akimoto of 3929/A East Guasti Road, Ontario, California 91761,
has been found not to reduce the effectiveness of required motor vehicle
pollution control devices and, therefore, is exempt from the prohibitions of
Section 27156 of the Vehicle Code for installation on the following vehicles:

                    Model Years             Vehicle Models

                    1992—1995               BMW 325 models
                    1995                    BMW M3 models

Changes to the factory emission control systems are limited to replacing the
original equipment manufacturer (OEM) air box with the Racing Sports Akimoto
open element air filter and aluminum intake pipe.

This Executive Order is valid provided that installation instructions for the
E366IN92 will not recommend tuning the vehicle to specifications different from
those submitted by the device manufacturer.

Changes made to the design or operating conditions of the device,       as exempted by
the ARB,   that adversely affect the performance of a vehicle‘s pollutlon control
system shall invalidate this Executive Order.

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 this Executive Order shall be prohibited unless prior approval is
obtained from the ARB.

This Executive Order does not constitute any opinion as to the effect the use of
this device may have on any warranty either expressed or implied by the vehicle

This Executive Order is granted based on an engineering evaluation if emissions
tests were conducted in accordance with Cold—Start CVS—75 Federal Test
Procedure.  However, the ARB finds that reasonable grounds exist to believe that
use of the B366IN92 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 the future, as such tests are developed, that will more
adequately measure emissions from all cycle phases.  If such test results
demonstrate that the E366IN92 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 E366IN92 will affect the durability of the emission control systems, Racing
Sports Akimoto shall be required to submit durability data to show that the

RACING SPORTS AKIMOTO                                                EXECUTIVE ORDER D—354—8
E366IN92                                                                       (Page 2 of 2)

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.


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.

Ssection 17500 of the Business and Professions Code makes untrue or misleading
advertising unlawful, and Section 17534 makes violation punishable as a

Section 43644 of the Health and Safety Code provides as follows:

      "43644,   ({a)   No person shall   install,   sell,   offer for sale,   or advertise,
      or, except in an application to the state board for certification of a
      device,   represent,    any device as a motor vehicle pollution control device
      for use on any used motor vehicle unless that device has been certified by
      the state board.       No person shall sell,     offer for sale,   advertise,   or
      represent any motor vehicle pollution control device as a certified device
      which, in fact, is not a certified device.            Any violation of this
      subdivision is a misdemeanor."

Any apparent violation of the conditions of this Executive Order may result in
its rescission or submission to the Attorney General of California for such
action as he deems advisable.

The Bureau of Automotive Repair will be notif{?d by copy of this order.

Executed at El Monte,     California,    this        day of Eebruary,    1997.

                                                Mobile Source Operations Division

Document Created: 2005-09-01 12:15:03
Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:15:03

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