Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on June 28, 2001.
As of Sunday, October 20th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

ModelsModification
1990-2001 Mazda Miatas equipped with a 4 cyl engine. 1990-93 crankshaft dia. 5.12", supercharger dia. 2.9", 1994-2000 crankshaft dia. 5.12", supercharger dia. 2.6", 6 psi. max boost.Moss Motors' Mazda Supercharger Kit includes an Eaton supercharger designed to give a maximum boost of 6 psi., a new fuel pressure regulator and an aftermarket open element air cleaner to replace the original equipment air cleaner. Modifications to the emissions control system include a relocation of the throttle body, and a 4 degree retard in ignition timing

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-453-3
  • Executive Order 453-3 / D453-3
  • ARB # D-453-3
  • Executive Order No: D-453-3
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-453-3
  • Resolution D-453-3
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Download: Executive Order D-453-3 PDF

D-453-3 Document:



                                        State of California
                                    AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                                   EXECUTIVE ORDER D—453—3

                          Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                                       of the Vehicle Code

                                           Moss Motors
                                     Mazda Supercharger Kit

Pursuant to the authority vested in the Air Resources Board by Section 27156 of the Vehicle
Code; and
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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 Mazda Supercharger Kit,
manufactured by Jackson Racing and marketed by Moss Motors, 400 Rutherford Avenue,
Goleta, California 93117 has been found not to reduce the effectiveness of the applicable
vehicle poliution control system and, therefore, is exempt from the prohibitions of Section
27156 of the Vehicle Code for all 1990 to 2001 model year Mazda Miata vehicles powered by
a 4—cylinder engine.

Moss Motors‘ Mazda Supercharger Kit includes an Eaton supercharger designed to give a
maximum boost of 6 psi., a new fuel pressure regulator and an aftermarket open element air
cleaner to replace the original air cleaner. Modifications to the emissions control system
include a relocation of the throttle body, and a 4 degree retard in ignition timing. The following
are the applicable pulley sizes:

Application                         Crank Pulley              Supercharger
1990—1993 Mazda Miata                   512"                      2.9"
1994—2001 Mazda Miata                   5.12"                     2.6"

This Executive Order is valid provided that the installation instructions for the Mazda
Supercharger Kit will not recommend tuning the vehicle to specifications different from those
submitted by Moss Motors. Moss Motors recommends that only 92 octane fuel be used.

Changes made to the design or operating conditions of the Mazda Supercharger Kit, as
exempt by the Air Resources Board, which adversely affect the performance of the vehicie‘s
pollution control system shall invalidate this Executive Order.

This Executive Order shall not apply to any Mazda Supercharger Kit advertised, offered for
sale, sold with, or installed on a new motor vehicle prior to or concurrent with transfer to an
ultimate purchaser.            ‘


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Marketing of the Mazda Supercharger Kit using any identification other than that shown in this
Executive Order or marketing of the Mazda Supercharger Kit 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 Mazda Supercharger Kit shall not be construed as —
an 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 Mazda
Supercharger Kit may have on any warranty either expressed or implied by the vehicle
manufacturer.

This ExecutiveOrder is granted based on the following emissions test data submitted by the
kit manufacturer:

             1994 Mazda Miata certified to the Tier 1 emission standards
                    NMHC CO        NOX
Standards           0.25    3.4   0.4
device              012     1.3   0.3

             1998 Honda Civic certified to the Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) emission standards
                    NMOG CO       NOX      HCHO
Standards           0.075 34      02        0.015
device w/ dfs       0.071   1.5   01      0.002

Test results showed that the Mazda Supercharger Kit when installed on the vehicles did not
cause tailpipe emissions to exceed the vehicie‘s applicable emission standards during a Cold
Start CVS—75 Federal Test Procedure. This Executive Orderis also based on On Board
Diagnostic 11 (OBD I!) testing conducted on the a 1999 Mazda Miata and a 1998 Honda Civic.
Test data showed that the Mazda Supercharger Kit when installed on the vehicles did not
affect the vehicles‘ abitity to perform OBD II monitoring. The test data from the Honda Civic
was used to demonstrate the impact of the supercharger kit on emissions of vehicles meeting
the LEV emission standards. Based on similarities between the supercharger kits for the
Honda Civic and the Mazda Miata, staff concluded that the Mazda Supercharger Kit will not
adversely affect emissions of Mazda Miata vehicles certified to the LEV emission standards.

However, the ARB finds that reasonable grounds exist to believe that use of the Mazda
Supercharger Kit 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 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 Mazda Supercharger Kit 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




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evidence provides the ARB with reason to suspect that the Mazda Supercharger Kit will affect
the durability of the emission control system, Moss Motors 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 MOSS MOTORS‘ MAZDA
MAZDA SUPERCHARGER KIT.

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 is made after the hearing that grounds
for revocation exist.

Executive Order D—453—2, dated September 2000, is superseded and of no further force and
effect.

Executed at El Monte, California, this ‘234 day of June 2001.



                                                         for.                        ~~
                                  R. B.      merfield, Chief                     '
                                  Mobile Source Operations Division




             MOSS MOTORS — MAZDA SUPERCHARGER KIT — D—453—3



Document Created: 2005-09-01 12:40:36
Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:40:36

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