Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on December 10, 1997.
As of Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

ModelsModification
1993-1998 BMW vehicles equipped with a 6 cylinder engineIt includes the following main components: Aerodyne turbocharger, model no MT6000, cast iron exhaust manifold with oxygen sensor at collector, new connecting pipes, fuel pressure regulator located on the fuel return line, intercooler, replacement air inlet box using a K & N style filter, check valves placed in crankcase breather hoses, and all necessary hardware and tubing for installation. Manufacturer recommends 92 or higher octane fuel. The turbocharger does not require any auxiliary oil or water lines for lubrication or cooling.

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-440-1
  • Executive Order 440-1 / D440-1
  • ARB # D-440-1
  • Executive Order No: D-440-1
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-440-1
  • Resolution D-440-1
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Download: Executive Order D-440-1 PDF

D-440-1 Document:



                                                                               (Page 1 of 2)

                                           State of California
                                       AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                                      EXECUTIVE ORDER D—440—1
                               Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                                            of the Vehicle Code

                                  MECHTECH MOTORSPORTS, INC.
                                      5 PSI. TURBO SYSTEM


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 39515 and Section 39516 of the Health and
Safety Code and Executive Order G—45—9;

IT IS ORDERED AND RESOLVED: That the installation of the 5 PSI. Turbo System, manufactured and
marketed by Mechtech Motorsports, Inc., 1277 Simpson Way, Escondido, California 92029 has been
found not to reduce the effectiveness of the applicable vehicle pollution control system and, therefore, is
exempt from the prohibitions of Section 27156 of the Vehicle Code for 1993—98 BMW vehicles equipped
with a 6 cylinder engine.

The 5 PSI. Turbo System includes the following main components: Aerodyne turbocharger, model no.
MT6000, cast iron exhaust manifold with oxygen sensor at collector, new connecting pipes, fuel pressure
regulator located on the fuel return line, intercooler, replacement air inlet box using a K&N style filter,
check valves placed in crankcase breather hoses, and all necessary hardware and tubing for installation.
Manufacturer recommends 92 or higher octane fuel. The turbocharger does not require any auxiliary oil or
water lines for lubrication or cooling.

This Executive Order is valid provided that the installation instructions for the turbocharger will not
recommend tuning the vehicle to specifications different from those ofthe vehicle manufacturer.

Changes made to the design or operating conditions of the turbocharger, 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 ofthe turbocharger using any identification other than that shown in this Executive Order or
marketing of the turbocharger 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 ofthe turbocharger
shall not be construed as exemption to sell, offer for sale, or advertise any component ofthe kit as an
individual device.

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

This Executive Order is granted based on submitted emissions test data which showed that the Mechtech
Motorsports, Inc.‘s 5 PSL Turbo System did not adversely affect tailpipe emissions during the Cold Start
CVS—75 Federal Test Procedure. However, the ARB finds that reasonable grounds exist to believe that use
of the Mechtech Motorsports, Inc.‘s Turbo System may adversely affect emissions of motor vehicles when
operating under conditions outside the parameters of the previously prescribed test procedures.


MECHTECH MOTORSPORTS, INC.                                          EXECUTIVE ORDER D—440—1
5 PSI. TURBO SYSTEM                                                 (Page 2 of 2)



Accordingly, the ARB reserves the right to conduct additional 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 the turbocharger adversely affects emissions during off—cycle conditions (defined as those
conditions 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 evidence provides the ARB with reason to suspect that the turbocharger will affect the
durability of the emission control systems, Mechtech Motorsports, Inc. 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 Order and
the exemption provided herein to assure that the exempted add—on or modified part continues to meet the
standards and procedures of Title 13, California Code of Regulations, Section 2222, et seq.

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 MECHTECH MOTORSPORTS, INC.‘S TURBO SYSTEM.

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 a 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 after hearing that grounds for revocation exist.

Executed at El Monte, California, this ZO fiLday of December 1997.




                                                          R. B.   Sammerfield,   Chief
                                                          Mobile Source Operations Division



Document Created: 2005-09-01 12:43:28
Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:43:28

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