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This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on April 3, 2000.
As of Monday, July 22nd, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModelsRemarks
172-1141999-2000 4.6 liter Ford Mustang GTmodified Ford EEC V processor

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-473-3
  • Executive Order 473-3 / D473-3
  • ARB # D-473-3
  • Executive Order No: D-473-3
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-473-3
  • Resolution D-473-3
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Download: Executive Order D-473-3 PDF

D-473-3 Document:



                                                             (Page 1 of 3)

                                      State of California
                                 AIR RESOURCES BOARD


                               EXECUTIVE ORDER D—473—3
                        Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                                     of the Vehicle Code


                              SALEEN PERFORMANCE
                        SALEEN ENHANCED FUEL CALIBRATION


 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 Saleen Enhanced Fuel!
 Calibration, produced and marketed by Saleen Performance, 9 Whatney, Irvine,
 California 926518, has been found not to reduce the effectiveness of the applicable
 vehicle pollution control systems and, therefore, is exempt from the prohibitions of
 Section 27156 of the Vehicle Code for the 1999 to 2000 model—year 4.6 liter Ford
 Mustang GT (p/n 172—114).

 The Saleen Enhanced Fuel Calibration consists of a Ford EEC V processor that is
 reprogrammed for more aggressive fuel and spark calibrations for use on 92 octane
 fuel.

  This Executive Order is valid provided that the installation instructions for the Saleen
  Enhanced Fuel Calibration will not recommend tuning the vehicle to specifications
— different from those of the vehicle manufacturer.

 Changes made to the design or operating conditions of the Saleen Enhanced Fuel
 Calibration, as exempt by the Air Resources Board, which adversely affect the
 performance of the vehicle‘s pollution control system shall invalidate this Executive
 Order.

 This Executive Order shall not apply to any Saleen Enhanced Fuel Calibration
 advertised, offered for sale, sold with, or installed on, a motor vehicle prior to or
 concurrent with transfer to an ultimate purchaser.


SALEEN PERFORMANCE                                        EXECUTIVE ORDER D—473—3
SALEEN ENHANCED FUEL CALIBRATION                          (Page 2 of 3)


Marketing of the Saleen Enhanced Fuel Calibration using any identification other than
that shown in this Executive Order or marketing of the Saleen Enhanced Fuel
Calibration for an application other than those listed in this Executive Order shall be
prohibited unless prior approval is obtained from the Air Resources Board.

This Executive Order does not constitute any opinion as to the effect the use of the
Saleen Enhanced Fuel Calibration may have on any warranty either expressed or
implied by the vehicle manufacturer.

This Executive Order is granted based on emission test results submitted by Saleen
Performance in certifying their Mustang GT as a small volume manufacturer of new
vehicles (Saleen $281, E.0. A—324—5, engine family XS3XVO4.S8AAA). The final engine
control configuration of a 1999 Ford Mustang GT equipped with the Saleen Enhanced
Fuel Calibration is the same as the Saleen $281. The other modifications performed by
Saleen Performance onto their S$281 include installation of: March Industries underdrive
pulleys, Borla CAT—back exhaust, and K&N air filter. The certification emission results
are shown below (in grams per mile):


                      50k       NMHC       CO        NOx
                 Emission Level 0.08       0.08     0.1
                 (w. DF applied)
                       STD         0.25    3.4      0.4

                      100k      NMHC        CO      NOx
                 Emission Level 0.10        1.2     0.1
                 {w. DF applied)
                       STD         0.31    4.2      0.6


The certification emission test results submitted were below the applicable certification
standards. Similar emission test results would be expected if the vehicles were tested
in the modified configuration. Examination of the OBD II system was not performed in
the conventional method for exemption testing since Saleen Performance has
demonstrated OBD II compliance during certification. Therefore, based on the test
results, the staff concludes that the Saleen Enhanced Fuel Calibration meets the criteria
for exempting general criteria parts. However, the ARB finds that reasonable grounds
exist to believe that use of the Saleen Enhanced Fuel Calibration may adversely affect
emissions of motor vehicles when operating under conditions outside the parameters of
the CVS—75 Federal Test Procedure. Accordingly, the ARB reserves the right to


SALEEN PERFORMANCE           .                           EXECUTIVE ORDER D—473—3
SALEEN ENHANCED FUEL CALIBRATION                         (Page 3 of 3)


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 Saleen Enhanced Fuel Calibration 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 affect the durability of the emission control system, Saleen
Performance 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 andprocedures 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 SALEEN
PERFORMANCE‘S ENHANCED FUEL CALIBRATION

No claim of any kind, suchas "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   3     day of April 2000.




                                   . B. Sfmmerfield, Chief
                                 Mobile Source Operations Division


                                  State of California
                              AIR RESOURCES BOARD




                EVALUATION OF SALEEN PERFORMANCE‘S
                  SALEEN ENHANCED FUEL CALIBRATION
        FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS OF VEHICLE CODE
    SECTION 27156 IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 2222, TITLE 13, OF THE
                   CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS




                                       April 2000




                                            by
                           Mobile Source Operations Division
                                 9528 Teistar Avenue
                                   El Monte, CA 91731




(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 mention of trade names or
commercial products constitute endorsement or recommendation for use.)


                                      SUMMARY


          Saleen Performance of 9 Whatney, Irvine, California 92618, has applied Afor

an exemption from the prohibitions in Section 27156 of the California Vehicle Code (VC)

for the Saleen Enhanced Fuel Calibration designed for the 1999 to 2000 model—year 4.6

liter Ford Mustang GT (p/n 172—114). The 1999 4.6 liter Ford Mustang GT equipped

with the Saleen Enhanced Fuel Calibration results in a vehicle whose engine control is

identical to the Saleen $281, a new vehicle certified by Saleen Performance.

           Because Saleen Performance has certified the $281 as a new vehicle, the

certification test results have been accepted as the basis for comparison of emissions in

the modified configuration with the applicable standards. An examination of the On—

Board Diagnostic I (OBD 11 system with the Enhanced Fuel Calibration system

installed was not performed since OBD II compliance was demonstrated during new

vehicle certification. The staff concludes that the Saleen Enhanced Fuel Calibration will

not adversely affect exhaust emissions from vehicles for which the exemption is

requested. _

           The staff recommends that Saleen Performance be granted an exemption as

requested and that Executive Order D—473—3 be issued.


                      TABLE OF CONTENTS



                                              Page Number



SUMMARY                                            m
CONTENTS                                           ii
1. INTRODUCTION         _                          |
II. CONCLUSION                                     |
iiI. RECOMMENDATION                                 j
IV. SALEEN ENHANCED FUEL CALIBRATION DESCRIPTION   2

V.   DISCUSSION OF THE SALEEN ENHANCED FUEL

     CALIBRATION                                   2


                 EVALUATION OF SALEEN PERFORMANCE‘S
                   SALEEN ENHANCED FUEL CALIBRATION
       FOR AN EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS OF VEHICLE CODE
     SECTION 27156 IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 2222, TITLE 13, OF THE
                    CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS


1.   INTRODUCTION

           Saleen Performance of 9 Whatney, Irvine, California, has applied for an

exemption from the prohibitions in Section 27156 of the California Vehicle Code {VC) for

the Saleen Enhanced Fuel Calibration designed for the 1999 to 2000 model—year 4.6

liter Ford Mustang GT (p/n 172—114).

1. concLusions
           In lieu of emission testing and examination of the On—Board Diagnostic i!

(OBD !I) system with the Saleen Enhanced Fuel Calibration installed, staff has accepted

certification test results of the Saleen S$281. The Saleen $281 is a new vehicle certified

by Saleen Performance which is a 1999 4.6 liter Ford Mustang GT equipped with the

Saleen Enhanced Fuel Calibration, with the addition of: March Industries underdrive

pulleys, Borla CAT—back exhaust, and K&N air filter. The emission impact of the Saleen

Enhanced Fuel Calibration installed on a 1999 or 2000 model—year Ford Mustang GT is

expected to be the same as that of a Saleen S281. The staff concludes that Saleen

Performance‘s Saleen Enhanced Fuel Calibration will not adversely affect exhaust

emissions from the vehicles for which the exemption is requested.

 II!. RECOMMENDATION

           The staff recommends that Saleen Performance be granted an exemption for

their Saleen Enhanced Fuel‘Calibration for installation on the 1999 to 2000 model—year

4.6 liter Ford Mustang GT (p/n 172—114).


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       IV. SALEENENHANCED FUEL CALIBRATION DESCRIPTION

                   The Saleen Performance Enhanced Fuel Calibration has been specifically

       designed for installation on the 1999 to 2000 model—year 4.6 liter Ford Mustang GT (p/n

       172—114).
                   The intent of installing the Saleen Enhanced Fuel Calibration is to increase

       power output from the engine. At héévy engine loads and increased throttle openings,

       the power produced by the engine is increased because of the modified fuel and ignition

       mapping of the Saleen Enhanced Fuel Calibration. The increase in fuel flow and

       modified ignition timing due to the Saleen Enhanced Fuel Calibration result in higher

       power output than from the stock programming.

                   |    The instailation of the Saleen Enhanced Fuel Calibration requires removal

       of the stock ECU. The stock ECU is shipped to Saleen Performance for modification to

       the Saleen Enhanced Fuel Calibration. The modified ECUis returned to the owner for

       installation on the vehicle.




       V.              DISCUSSION OF THE SALEEN ENHANCED FUEL CALIBRATION _

              This Executive Order is granted based on emission test results submitted by

       Saleen Performance in certifying their Mustang GT as a small volume manufacturer of

       new vehiclies (Saleen $281, E.0. A—324—5, engine family XS3XVO4.6AAA). The final

       engine control configuration of a 1999 to 2000 Ford Mustang GT equipped with the

       Saleen Enhanced Fuel Calibration is the same as the Saleen $281 produced by Saleen


      Performance as a new vehicle. Saleen Performance equips new 1999 Ford Mustang

      GT‘s with the Saleen Enhanced Fuel Calibration kits and sells them as new vehicles.

      The other modifications performed by Saleen Performance onto their S281 include

      installation of March Industries underdrive pulleys, Borla CAT—back exhaust, and K&N

      air filter. The certification emission results are shown below (in grams per mile):


                             50k       NMHC       CO       NOx
                       Emission Level 0.08        0.08    0.1
                       (w. DF applied)
                             STD       0.25       3.4     0.4

                             100k       NMHC      CO      NOx
                       Emission Level 0.10        1.2     0.1
                       {(w. DF applied)
                              STD       0.31      4.2     0.6


             The emission test results in the modified configuration were below the épplicable

      certification standards. The same emissions impact is expected if the Saleen Enhanced

      Fuel Calibration is installed on the vehicles for which the exemption is requested. An

      examination of the On—Board Diagnostic II (OBD I!t) system with the Enhanced Fuel

      Calibration system installed was not performed since OBD II compliance was

      demonstrated during new vehicle certification. Therefore, based on the test results, the

      staff concludes that the Saleen Enhanced Fuel Calibration meets the criteria for the

      exemption of general criteria parts. However, the ARB finds that reasonable grounds

      exist to believe that use of the Saleen Enhanced Fuel Calibration may adversely affect

      emissions of motor vehicles when operating under conditions outside the parameters of
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the previously prescribed test procedure. Accordingly, the ARB reserves the right to

conduct additional emission tests in the future, as such tests are developed.

           Saleen Performance has submitted all the required information and fulfilled

the requirements for an exemption.



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