Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on April 21, 2003.
As of Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModels
172-0562001 to 2003 Ford Mustang GT

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-473-8
  • Executive Order 473-8 / D473-8
  • ARB # D-473-8
  • Executive Order No: D-473-8
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-473-8
  • Resolution D-473-8
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Download: Executive Order D-473-8 PDF

D-473-8 Document:



                                     State of California
                                AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                               EXECUTIVE ORDER D—473—8

                       Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                                  of the California 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—02—003;

IT IS ORDERED AND RESOLVED: That the installation of the Saleen Enhanced Fuel
Calibration, produced and marketed by Saleen Performance 76 Fairbanks, Irvine,
California 92618, 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 2001 to 2003 Ford Mustang GT (p/n 172—
056).
The Saleen Enhanced Fuel Calibration consists of a Ford processor that is
reprogrammed for more aggressive fuel and spark calibrations for use with premium
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 new motor vehicle prior to or
concurrent with transfer to an ultimate purchaser.

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 units may have on any warranty either expressed or
implied by the vehicle manufacturer.

This Executive Order is granted based on emission results submitted by Saleen
Performance in certifying their 2003 Saleen $281 as a small volume new vehicle (E.0.
A—324—0012, engine family 3S3XVO4.6JDA) which is certified to the Transitional Low—
Emission Vehicle Passenger Car standard (TLEV, PC). The Saleen $281 is a new Ford
Mustang that has been modified by Saleen Performance. The certification emission
results for the 2003 Saleen $281 are shown below (in grams per mile):

                       50k      NMOG         CO       NOx      HCHO
                 Emission Level 0.111        0.9      0.1       n/a
                 (w. DF applied)
                        STD         0125      3.4     0.4      0.015

                      100k      NMOG         CO       NOx      HCHO
                 Emission Level 0.126        1.0      0.1       n/a
                 (w. DF applied)
                        STD         0.156    4.2      0.6       0.018

The certification emission test results submitted for new vehicle certification have been
accepted as representative of emissions in the modified configuration. The certification
emission test results were below the applicable certification standards. Examination of
the OBD II system was not performed since Saleen Performance has demonstrated
OBD II compliance during certification of the Saleen S$281. 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
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 or other evidence provides the ARB with reason to suspect that the
Saleen Enhanced Fuel Calibration will 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.

If evidence provides the ARB with reason to suspect that the Saleen Enhanced Fuel
Calibration will affect the durability of emission control systems, Saleen Performance
shall be required to submit durability data to show that the durability of vehicle emission
control systems are not, in fact, affected and/or that the add—on or modified part
demonstrates adequate durability.
         SALEEN PERFORMANCE — SALEEN ENHANCED FUEL CALIBRATION — D—473—8


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 SALEEN
PERFORMANCE‘S SALEEN ENHANCED FUEL CALIBRATION

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.

Executed at El Monte, California, this _2/7"_          day of April, 2003.




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                                AllegLyons, Chief
                                 Mobile Source Operations Division




        SALEEN PERFORMANCE — SALEEN ENHANCED FUEL CALIBRATION — D—473—8



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

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