Approval Details

Valid E.O.


This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on December 6, 2000.
As of Monday, October 21st, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModelsModification
6200 & 6246 MSD 6A Ignition Con2001 and older vehiclesDistributor type ignition systems.

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-40-33
  • Executive Order 40-33 / D40-33
  • ARB # D-40-33
  • Executive Order No: D-40-33
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-40-33
  • Resolution D-40-33
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Download: Executive Order D-40-33 PDF

D-40-33 Document:

                                                                          (Page 1 of 2)

                                         State of California
                                     AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                                    EXECUTIVE ORDER D—40—33
                            Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                                        of the Vehicle Code

                            AUTOTRONIC CONTROLS CORPORATION
                               IGNITION SYSTEM COMPONENTS

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

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

IT IS ORDERED AND RESOLVED: That the installation of the Ignition System Components
manufactured and marketed by Autotronic Controls Corporation, 1490 Henry Brennan Drive, E1
Paso, Texas 79936 have been found not to reduce the effectiveness of the applicable vehicle
pollution control system and, therefore, are exempt from the prohibitions of Section 27156 of the
Vehicle Code for the following vehicle applications:

Part No. Device                      Application                Remarks
5900     Blaster Ignition            2001 and older             Distributor type ignition systems only
         (enhanced single spark)     vehicles

6200 &   MSD 6A Ignition Control     2001 and older             Distributor type ignition systems only
6246     {multi—spark system)        vehicles

6300     MSD SCI Ignition Control    2001 and older             Distributor type ignition systems only
         (multi—spark system)        vehicles

7000     Stacker ignition            2001 and oider             Distributor type ignition systems only
         (multi—spark system)        vehicles               ‘

7010     Stacker—4                   2001 and older             Distributorless type ignition systems
         {multi—spark system)        vehicles                   with up to four coils. The Stacker is
                                                                installed parallel to the stock ignition

7020     Stacker—8 _ _—              2001 and older             Distributorless type ignition systems
         (multi—spark system)        vehicles                   with up to eight coils. The Stackeris
                                                                installed parallel to the stock ignition

8662     Miata Boost Master          1995 and older             Retards timing as boost pressure
                                     Mazda Miatas               increases to a maximum of 6 degrees

This Executive Order shall not apply to any Autotronic Controls Corporation‘s Ignition System
Components advertised, offered for sale, sold with, or installed on a motor vehicle prior to or
concurrent with transfer to an ultimate purchaser.

AUTOTRONIC CONTROLS CORPORATION                                   EXECUTIVE ORDER D—40—33
IGNITION SYSTEM COMPONENTS                                        (Page 2 of 2)

This exemption is issued based on information supplied by the device manufacturer which
demonstrates that the ignition system components meet the requirements of compliance criteria for
ignition system components as specified under the "Procedures for Exemption of Add—On and
Modified Parts" and therefore, will not increase emissions. This Executive Order is also based on
an On Board Diagnostic II (OBD II) testing conducted on a 1996 Chevrolet Impala with the MSD
6A. The ignition system component when installed on the vehicle did not affect its ability to perform
OBD 11 monitoring.

This Executive Order is valid provided that the installation instructions for the Ignition System
Components will not recommend tuning the vehicles to specifications different from those of the
vehicle‘s manufacturer.

Changes made to the design or operating conditions of the Ignition System Components, 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 Ignition System Components using any identification other than that shown in this
Executive Order or marketing of the Ignition System Components for an application other than
those listed in this Executive Order shall be prohibited unless prior approval is obtained from the Air
Resources Board. Exemption of the Ignitions 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 Ignitions may
have on any warranty either expressed or implied by the vehicle‘s manufacturer.


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 conditions shall be grounds for revocation of this order. The order
may be revoked only after 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 El Monte, California, this     é 7LLday of December 2000.

                                     (fimmerfield, Chief
                                         Mobile Source Operations Division

Document Created: 2005-09-01 12:43:07
Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:43:07

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