Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on September 12, 1974.
As of Saturday, August 24th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Models
1974 and older model-year vehicles

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-39
  • Executive Order 39 / D39
  • ARB # D-39
  • Executive Order No: D-39
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-39
  • Resolution D-39
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Download: Executive Order D-39 PDF

D-39 Document:



                                                                         E. O — hk
                          State of California
                          AIR RESOURCES BOARD


                          EXECUTIVE ORDER D—39
                Relating to Exemptions under Section 27156
                            of the Vehicle Code


                           DIS—AUT ENTERPRISES
                          "Hp0 VAPOR INJECTOR"


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 39023 of
the Health and Safety Code;

If IS ORDERED AND RESOLVED:     That the installation of the "H»0 Vaper
Injector" system manufactured by Dis—Aut Enterprises, P. 0.       Box 1699,
Ontario, California 91762 has been found to not reduce the effective—
ness of required motor vehicle pollution control devices and, therefore,
is exempt from the prohibitions of Section 27156 of the Vehicle Code
for 1974 and older model—year vehicles.

This device consists of a glass bottle, rubber hose, mounting bracket,
plastic tee, and a bottle cap with a vapor outlet port, air inlet port,
and water fill port. This exemption is valid on those units which meet
the following requirements:

     {1)    The names "H20 Vapor Injector" and"Dis—Aut Enterprises"are
            identified on the unit.

     {2)    The vapor outlet port of the device incorporates a 0.022—inch
            diameter orifice.

     {(3)   The vaporous mixture is admitted into the existing PCY
            system of the engine.

     {4)    The use of water is specified as the working fluid.
This Executive Order is valid provided that installation instructisis
for this device will not recommend tuning the vehicle to specifications
different than those lTisted by the vehicle manufacturer.

Changes made to the design or operating conditions of the device as
submitted to the Air Resources Board for evaluation that
adversely affect the performance of the vehicle‘s poliution control
devices shalil 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 tnose listed in this Executive Order shall be prohibited unless
prior approval is obtained from the Air Resources Board.


“HZO Vapor Injector"                               EXECUTIVE ORDER D—39




This Executive Order does not constitute any opinfon as to the effect
that the use of this device 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 AIR RESOURCES BOARD OF
ANY CLAIMS OF THE APPLICANT CONCERNING ANTI—PQOLLUTION BENEFITS OR ANY
ALLEGED BENEFITS OF THE "H20 VAPOR INJECTOR" DEVICE.

No claim of any kind, such as "Approved by Air Resources Board" may be made
with respect to the action taken herein in any advertising or other oral
or written communication.

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

Sections 39130 and 39184 of the Health and Safety Code provide as follows:
     "39130.     No person shall install, sell, offer for sale, or advertise,
     or, except in an application to the board for certification of a
     device, represent, any device as a motor vehicle pollution control
     device unless that device has been certified by the 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 section is
     a misdemeanor."
     "39184. (a) No person shall install, sell, offer for sale, or adver—
     tise, or, except in an application to the board for accreditation 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
     accredited by the board. No person shall sell, offer for sale, adver—
     tise, or represent any motor vehicle pollution control device as an
     accredited device which, in fact, is not an accredited device. Any
     violation of this subdivision is a misdemeanor."

Aqy apparent violation of the conditions of this Executive Order will be sub—
m;t;edb§o the Attormey General of California for such action as he deems
advisable.




Executed at Sacramento, California, this     /2     day of September, 1974.




                                     WILLIAM SIMMONS
                                     Executive Officer


                               State of California
                               ALIR RESOURCES BOARD

                                September 4, 1974

                                   Staff Report

                       Evaluation of the Dis—Aut Enterprises
                        "H,0 Vapor Injector" for Compliance
                     with the Requirements of Section 27156 of
                           the California Vehicle Code



 I.   Introduction
      Dis—Aut Enterprises of P. 0. Box 1699, Cntario, California 91762

      has made an application requesting an exemption from the prohibitions

      of Section 27156 of the California Vehicle Code for its “H20 Vapor

      Injector" device.     Section 27156 prohibits the sale, advertisement

      or installation of any dévice which reduces the effecziveness

      of the required motor vehicle emission control system.     The applicant

      is requesting the exemption be granted for 1974 and older model—year

      vehicles.


II.   Device Description

      The "H20 Vapor Injector" device consists df a glass bottle, rubber hose,

      plastic tee (1), a specially designed cap with an outlet port which has an
      opening of 0.022—inch diameter (2), inlet port with an air metering screw (3),

      and water fill hole (4), and a mounting bracket.     A rubber hose provides

      the connection between the engine and the glass container mounted in

      the engine compartment.     Figure 1 is a schematic of the device showing

      how the fluid vapor is admitted into the engine through the PCV system.


HH20
       YVapor Injector"'                                  September 4, 1974




       Dis—Aut Enterprises specifies the use of water as the working fiuid.

       According to the applicant, the injection of water vapor would tend

       to increase fuel economy and to prevent fouling of the spark plugs.


       The bottle cap has outlst and inlet ports.     The inlet port has an

       adjustable screw which meters the amount of air entering the bottle.

       The outlet port has an orifice diameter of 0.022 inches.     A rubber

       hose connects the engine to the device by attaching one end of the

       hose to the outlet port and the other end to a plastic tee.     This

       tee is located on the PCV line.


III. Device Function
       Applying manifold vacuum to the tee on the PCV line draws water vapor

       out of the glass bottle.>    As the vapor is being removed, air enters

       the glass through the metering screw.     A standpipe is connected to the

       air inlet port.     The entering air creates bubbles at the bottom of the

       standpipe.   The formed bubbles and their subsequent rising enhances the

       evaporation rate of the water.     The amount of vapor injected into the

       engine is limited by the 0.022—inch outiet in the fiuid tank and is a

       function of the intake manifold vacuum.


IV.    Device Evaluation

       The applicant submitted emission data from idle tests performed with and_

       without the device.    These data were obtained with an HC—CO analyzer.     These

       data were not performed in accordance with the Air Resources Board Test Pro—

       cedure for exhaust emissions.    Therefore, results are not considered con—

       clusive in assessing the effects of the device on the emission control system.


"H,0 Vapor Injector"                                  September 4, 1974



     The Air Resources Board staff uses maximum air flow limits as a basis

     of judgment for the leaning effect of vapor injection devices.     The

     established air flow limits are judged by the staff to not adversely

     affect the performance of the emission control system.


     The applicant submitted two devices to the Air Resources Board for

     evaluation.   Both devices had a 0.022—inch diameter orifice located on

     the outlet port.   The air flow tests performed on the two submitted

    showed flow rates of 0.100 cfm and 0.24C cfin.   Based on previous exper—

     ience with a similar type of device, a C.022—inch dianeter orifice would

     permit a maximum flow of 0.100 cfm.   The device having the high flow

    rate was found to have a secondary air leak on the outlet port.     To

    prevent this problem from happening again, the applicant plans to

    flow test every device at 27 inches of Hg vacuum before offering the

    device for sale.    The flow rate of 0.100 cfm is within the air flow
    limits established by the ARB staff.


    Conclusion

    THe staff is of the opinion that the "HZO Vapor Injector" incorporating

    the 0.022—inch diameter_orifice would not have an adverse effect on the

    existing pollution control system.


    Therefore, the staff recommends that the Dis—Aut Enterprises be granted

    an exemption from the prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section 27156 for

    its "H>0   Yapor Injector" on 1974 and older model—year vehicles.


                                            FIGURE 1

                        "SCHEMATIC OF "H20 VAPOR INJECTOR" DEVICE




              To
           PCY Vaive                             Water fill hole (4)
                              Outlet Port (2)¥           _    _
Tee (1)¢—— ¢’—7F“_‘"'"jzz-t             [        |     (9I,LAir Inlet Port (3)
       |

              To
           Carburetor




Air Flow Direction
     —>
                                             Standpipe


                              Water




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Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:41:07

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