Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on October 19, 1998.
As of Monday, August 19th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

ModelsModification
1999 and older model year vehicles equipped with a gasoline powered engineDesigned to increase turbulence in the air intake system. Installed in either the air cleaner or intake tubing.

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-400-3
  • Executive Order 400-3 / D400-3
  • ARB # D-400-3
  • Executive Order No: D-400-3
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-400-3
  • Resolution D-400-3
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-400-3 PDF

D-400-3 Document:



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                                                State of California
                                          AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                                        EXECUTIVE ORDER D—400—3
                                  Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                                               of the Vehicle Code

                                           SPIRALTECH INC., USA
                                               SPIRALMAX


        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 SpiralMax device,
        manufactured by SpiralTech Inc., USA of 111 W. Fairview Avenue, San Gabriel, California
        91776—2940, has been found not to reduce the effectiveness of the applicable vehicle pollution
        control system, and therefore, the device is exempt from the prohibitions of Section 27156 of
        the California Vehicle Code for installation on 1999 and older model—year gasoline—powered
        vehicles.

        This Executive Order is valid provided that installation instructions for the device not
        recommend tuning the vehicles to specifications different from those of the vehicle
        manufacturers.             ‘

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

        Marketing of the device using an identification other than that shown in this Executive Order or
        marketing of the 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 is granted based on a determination that the device would not show an
        adverse effect in emissions if tested using the Cold—Start CVS—75 Federal Test Procedure.
        However, the ARB finds that reasonable grounds exist to believe that use of SpiralMax 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 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
        SpiralMax adversely affects emissions during off—cycle conditions (defined as those conditions
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            SPIRALTECH INC., USA                                            EXECUTIVE ORDER D—400—3
            SPIRALMAX                                      »                (Page 2 of 2)
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            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 evidences provide the ARB with reasons to suspect that
            SpiralMax will affect the durability of the emission control system, SpiralTech Inc., USA shall
            be required to submit durability data to 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
         —~~—Orderandtheexemptionprovidedhereintoassurethattheexemptedadd—on ormodifiedpart~—===——————o—————
             continues to meet the standards and procedures of California Code of Regulations, Title 13,
             Section 2222 et seq.

             This Executive Order does not constitute any opinion as to the effect the use of the 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—POLLUTION BENEFITS OR ANY ALLEGED BENEFITS OF SPIRALTECH INC.,
             USA‘S SPIRALMAX.

             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 Executive
             Order. The Executive Order may be revoked only after a ten—day written notice of intention to
             revoke the Executive Order, in which period the holder of the Executive 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 Executive Order may not be revoked until a
             determination after the hearing that grounds for revocation exist.

             Executed at El Monte, California, this /day
                                                    __/1
                                                      4  of October 1998.


                                                    A           W ///
                                                        .}B. Summerfield, Chief
                                                        obile Source Operations Division



Document Created: 2005-09-01 12:45:19
Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:45:19

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