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This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on April 22, 1999.
As of Thursday, December 13th, 2018 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModelsModification
4070001995-1998 model-year 3.0 liter Nissan MaximasKit includes 6.0 psi Vortech supercharger, auxiliary fuel pump and fuel pressure regulator, intake tubes and air filter, and 3.60" diameter supercharger pulley.

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-436-6
  • Executive Order 436-6 / D436-6
  • ARB # D-436-6
  • Executive Order No: D-436-6
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-436-6
  • Resolution D-436-6
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Download: Executive Order D-436-6 PDF

D-436-6 Document:



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                                        State of California
                                    AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                                  EXECUTIVE ORDER D—436—6
                            Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                                         of the Vehicle Code

                              STEVE MILLEN SPORTPARTS, INC.
                                SUPERCHARGER, MODEL #V—1
                                     PART NO. 407000


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 installation of supercharger, model #V—1, part no.
407000, manufactured by Steve Millen Sportparts, Inc. of 3176 Airway Avenue, Costa Mesa,
California 92626, with a maximum boost of 6.0 psi has been found not to reduce the effectiveness
of the applicable vehicle pollution control system, and therefore, the supercharger, is exempt from
the prohibitions of Section 27156 of the Vehicle Code for installation on 1995—1998 model—year 3.0
liter Nissan Maximas.

The supercharger kit includes the following main components: Vortech supercharger, auxiliary fuel
pump and fuel pressure regulator, intake tubes and air filter, and all the necessary hardware needed _
for instailation. The kit also includes a 3.60" diameter supercharger pulley.

This exemption is based on an emission test conducted by Steve Millen Sportparts, Inc. on a 1998
model—year 3.0 liter Nissan Maxima. Steve Millen Sportparts, Inc. submitted the following Cold—
Start CVS—75 Federal Test Procedure emission results:

                                          NMHC         CO            NOx
                                                  (grams per mile)

            With Supercharger             0.101        0.748         0.318
            DF—Applied                   ~0.118        0.948         0.343
            50,000 Mile Standards         0.25         3.4           0.4


The test data show that the supercharger did not adversely affect the exhaust emissions of the 1998
model—year Nissan Maxima. The same emissions impact is expected when the supercharger is
installed on all of the vehicles for which the exemption is requested. However, the ARB finds that


STEVE MILLEN SPORTPARTS, INC.                                  EXECUTIVE ORDER D—436—6
SUPERCHARGER, MODEL #V—1                                       (Page 3 of 3)
PART NO. 407000


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.
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Executed at El Monte, California, this     j;‘       da;   April 1999.




                                         R. B. Summerfield, Chief
                                         Mobile Source Operations Division


                                              State of California
                                         AIR RESOURCES BOARD




                    EVALUATION OF STEVE MILLEN SPORTPARTS, INC.‘S
                       SUPERCHARGER, MODEL #V—1, PART NO. 407000
                FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS OF VEHICLE CODE
             SECTION 27156 IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 2222, TITLE 13 OF THE
                            CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS




                                                  April 1999




                                                      by
                                     Mobile Source Operations Division
                                          Aftermarket Parts Section
                                            9528 Telstar Avenue
                                         El Monte, CA 91731—2990


(This report has been reviewed by the staff of the California Air Resources Board and approved for
publication. Approval does not signify that the contents necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Air
Resources Board nor does the mention of trade names or commercial products constitute endorsement or
recommendation for use.)


                                            SUMMARY


         Steve Millen Sportparts, Inc. (Steve Millen) of 3176 Airway Avenue, Costa Mesa,

California 92626 has applied for an exemption from the prohibitions of Section 27156 of the

California Vehicle Code for their supercharger, model #V—1, part no. 407000. The supercharger is

designed for use on 1995—1998 model—year 3.0 liter Nissan Maximas.

         Based on the test results submitted by Steve Millen, staff concludes that the supercharger,

part no. 407000, will not adversely affect the exhaust emissions or the on—board diagnostic

monitoring systems of the vehicles for which the exemption is requested.

         Staff recommends that Steve Millen be granted an exemption for their supercharger as

requested and that Executive Order No. D—436—6 be issued.


                             CONTENTS


                                         Page Number


SUMMARY

CONTENTS                                       it

L.    INTRODUCTION

IL.   CONCLUSION

HL    RECOMMENDATION

IV.   DEVICE DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION

v.    DEVICE EVALUATION AND DISCUSSION




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                                          State of California
                                     AIR RESOURCES BOARD

               EVALUATION OF STEVE MILLEN SPORTPARTS, INC.°‘S
                  SUPERCHARGER, MODEL #V—1, PART NO. 407000
           FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS OF VEHICLE CODE
        SECTION 27156 IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 2222, TITLE 13 OF THE
                       CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS


L        INTRODUCTION

         Steve Millen Sportparts, Inc. (Steve Millen) of 3176 Airway Avenue, Costa Mesa,

California 92626 has applied for an exemption from vthe prohibitions of Section 27156 of the

California Vehicle Code for their supercharger, model #V—1, part no. 407000. The supercharger is

designed for installation on 1995—1998 model—year 3.0 liter Nissan Maximas. Steve Millen has

submitted all the required information including drawings and installation instructions for their

supercharger. Steve Millen has also submitted Cold—Start CVS—75 Federal Test Procedure emission

test results and on—board diagnostic (OBD II) system test results for evaluation.




IL.        ONCLUSION

         Based on the test data submitted by Steve Millen, staff concludes that their Maxima

supercharger, model #V—1, part no. 407000, will not adversely affect the exhaust emissions or the

OBD II monitoring systems of the vehicles for which the exemption is requested.




L        RECOMMENDATION

         The staff recommends that Steve Millen be granted an exemption as requested, permitting

advertisement, sale, and installation of their supercharger, model #V—1, part no. 407000, on 1995—

1998 model—year 3.0 liter Nissan Maximas. These vehicles have been certified to California Tier—1


 exhaust emission standards (0.25 grams/mile non—methane hydrocarbons), and the applicable

 vehicles exclude all low—emission vehicles, including Transitional Low—Emission and Low—Emission

 Vehicles.




 IV.           DEVICE DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION

               Steve Millen has designed their supercharger for installation on 1995—1998 model—year 3.0

 liter Nissan Maximas. The purpose of the supercharger is to increase the vehicle‘s performance in

 both torque and power output by increasing the density of air entering the combustion chamber.

 This is accomplished by the addition of a centrifugal blower designed to have a maxfinum boost of 6

 psi. Fuel enrichment is obtained by a Fuel Managemex}t Unit with a ratio of 6:1. It includes a

 secondary fuel pressure regulator and an auxiliary fuel pump which operate in conjunction with the

 stock pump and regulator. The secondary regulator is installed in series with the stock regulator on

 the fuel return line to the fuel tank. The unit increases fuel pressure in proportion to boost pressure

 to deliver the correct air/fuel ratio in boost conditions. The auxiliary fuel pump is also installed in

 series with the stock purap and maintains the high flow rate at elevated pressures. A manifold

 pressure switch activates the auxiliary fuel pump when the manifold pressure reaches 0 inches of

 Hg. The auxiliary fuel pump is only used during boost operation and remains off until then. On

 deceleration after a boost condition, a blow off valve is used to eliminate surges. This prevents heat

 build—up and compressor surge and allows the supercharger to run cooler.

               The supercharger kit includes a serpentine belt which drives the supercharger and all the

 accessories from the original equipment manufacturer crankshaft pulley (5.75" diameter). The

 supercharger kit includes the following main components:

               1.         Supercharger assembly — Vortech supercharger and pulley (3.60" diameter),

                     supercharger drive belt, idler pulley, and blow off valve




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                         Air filter with provisions for crankcase breather hose and blow off hose




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                         Intake tube with provision for blow off valve

                         Intake tube with provision for ambient temperature sensor and idle by—pass hose
                         Fuel Management Unit — auxiliary fuel pump, fuel pressure regulator, fuel lines
                         Crankcase breather hose — routed from valve cover to air filter
                         Manifold pressure sensor — activates the auxiliary fuel pump relay to pump
                         Miscellaneous brackets for relocation of fuse box

              The supercharger is designed to be boited on directly with no special tune—up requirements.

All emission control systems are retained with the installation of the supercharger.




v.            DEVICE EVALUATION AND DISCUSSION

              Steve Millen tested a 1998 model—year 3.0 liter Nissan Maxima (engine family

WNSXVO3.0A6A; 13,507 miles) for demonstration of emission and OBD II system compliance.

Automotive Testing and Development Services, Inc. (ATDS) in Ontario, California tested the

vehicle at a test weight of 3,375 lbs. and a horsepower of 7.8 hp. ATDS conducted one Cold—Start

CVS—75 Federal Test Procedure with the Maxima supercharger and a diagnostic check of the

vehicle‘s OBD II system.

              The following results were reported by ATDS:

                                                      NMHC        CO             NOx
                                                              (grams per mile)

                        With Device                   0.101       0.748          0.318
                        DF—Applied                    0.118       0.948          0.343
                        50,000 Mile Standards         0.25        3.4            0.4

                        Results of the emission test conducted at ATDS showed that the deteriorated exhaust

emissions of the vehicle with the supercharger are below the applicable emission standards. The

vehicle was also checked for its OBD II system status. Upou delivery to ATDS, all of the vehicle‘s


OBD II system monitors had set to complete, and no diagnostic trouble codes (DTC‘s) were found.

ATDS then cleared all codes and performed mileage accumulation. Upon completion of the 50—mile

on—road driving, all of the readiness codes had set to complete, and no DTC‘s were found. At the

completion of the emission test, ATDS again checked the OBD II system and found that all monitors

had set to complete and that no DTC‘s were set. Staff did not conduct any confirmatory testing.

Based on the above, staff concluded that Steve Millen‘s Maxima supercharger does not have any

adverse impact on the vehicle‘s exhaust emissions or its OBD II system.



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Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:40:20

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