Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on October 15, 1997.
As of Sunday, July 21st, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModelsModificationRemarks
E-150 Kit1998 Ford E-150 Econoline Incomplete Van and Regular Club Wagon equipped with 4.2L/ 4.6L/ 5.4L enginesE-150 Econoline Incoplete Van: 7000 lb GVWR equipped with an RV Prep. Package and P235/75Rx15XL tires. E-150 Regular Club Wagon equipped with P235/75Rx15XL tires.Vehicles must be equipped with Ford standard contoured rear bumpers or Ford optional step bumpers only (the aft-of-axle fuel tank kits are not compatible with aftermarket step or other style bumpers). In addition, vehicles must not be equipped with Ford auxiliary rear air conditioning/ heating sytems (the auxiliary system must be discarded before the aft-of-axle fuel tank kits can be installed).

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-431-1
  • Executive Order 431-1 / D431-1
  • ARB # D-431-1
  • Executive Order No: D-431-1
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-431-1
  • Resolution D-431-1
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-431-1 PDF

D-431-1 Document:



                                                     (Page 1 of 2)



                               State of California
                               AIR RESOURCES   BOARD

                             EXECUTIVE ORDER D—431—1
                   Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                               of the Vehicle Code

                                FORD MOTOR COMPANY
                       ECONOLINE AFT—OF—AXLE FUEL TANK KITS


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 Econoline
Aft—of—Axle Fuel Tank Kits (Econoline Kits), manufactured by Ford Motor
Company of P.O. Box 1899, Room 272 WHQ, Dearborn, Michigan 48121—1899, has
been found not to reduce the effectiveness of the applicable vehicle pollution
control system, and therefore, the Econoline Kits are exempt from the
prohibitions of Section 27156 of the California Vehicle Code for installation
on the following 1998 model—year Ford Motor Company (Ford) 4.2/4.6/5.4 liter
vehicles:


       Econoline Kit       Vehicle Application

       E—150 Kit           E—150 Econoline Incomplete Van
                           7,000 1b. GVWR equipped with an RV Prep.      Package and
                           P235/75Rx1l5XL tires

                           E—150 Regular Club Wagon equipped with
                           P235/75Rx15XL tires

       E—250 Kit           E—250 Incomplete Reqular and Super Econoline Vans
                           7,500 lb. GVWR equipped with an RV Prep. Package and
                           LT225/75Rx16D tires

                           E—250 Incomplete Heavy—Duty Regular and Super
                           Econoline Vans
                           8,600 1lb. GVWR equipped with an RV Prep. Package and
                           either the LT225/75Rx16E tires or the LT245/75Rx16E
                           tires

       Note:               The above vehicles must be equipped with Ford
                           standard contoured rear bumpers or Ford optional
                           step bumpers only (the aft—of—axle fuel tank kits
                           are not compatible with aftermarket step or other
                           style bumpers)}). In addition, the above vehicles
                           must not be equipped with Ford auxiliary rear air
                           conditioning/heating systems (the auxiliary system
                           must be discarded before the aft—of—axle fuel tank
                           kits can be installed).


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


FORD MOTOR COMPANY                                    EXECUTIVE ORDER D—431—1
ECONOLINE AFT—OF—AXLE                                 (Page 2 of 2)
FUEL TANK KITS

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

Marketing of the Econoline Kits using an identification other than that shown
in this Executive Order or for an application other than those listed in this
Executive Order shall be prohibited unless prior approval is obtained from the
ARB.   Exemption of the Econoline Kits shall not be construed as an exemption
to sell,   offer for sale,   or advertise any components of the Econoline Kits as
individual devices.

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

THIS EXEBCUTIVE 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 FORD MOTOR COMPANY‘S ECONOLINE AFT—OF—AXLE FUEL TANK KITS.

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    14   day of October 1997.




                                             R. B. Summerfleld  Chief
                                             Mobile Source Operations Division



Document Created: 2005-09-01 12:42:54
Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:42:54

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