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Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on January 27, 2000.
As of Saturday, July 20th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

ModelsModification
1999 and 2000 model-year 3.0/3.8 liter Ford Windstar minivans, originally equipped with 26-gallon HDPE fuel tanks.The stock fuel tank is replaced and relocated to the front of the vehicle with a 20-gallon steel fuel tank; stock emission canister is retained but also relocated to the front.

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-491-1
  • Executive Order 491-1 / D491-1
  • ARB # D-491-1
  • Executive Order No: D-491-1
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-491-1
  • Resolution D-491-1
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Download: Executive Order D-491-1 PDF

D-491-1 Document:



                                                         (Page 1 of 2)


                                   State of California
                               AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                             EXECUTIVE ORDER D—491—1
                      Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                                   of the Vehicle Code

                              TECHNESSEN LTD.
                         20—GALLON STAINLESS STEEL
                 REPLACEMENT FUEL TANK MODIFICATIONS FOR
                  1999 AND 2000 MODEL—YEAR 3.0 AND 3.8 LITER
                          FORD WINDSTAR MINIVANS


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 replacement fuel tank modifications made by
Technessen Ltd. of 3190 Ridgeway Drive, Units 9—11, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
have been found not to reduce the effectiveness of the applicable vehicle pollution
control system, and therefore, the fuel tank modificatibns are exempt from the
prohibitions of Section 27156 of the California Vehicle Code for 1999 and 2000
model—year 3.0 and 3.8 liter Ford Motor Company Windstar minivans.

This exemption is based on hot soak and 2—day diurnal evaporative emission test and
on—board diagnostic system test conducted by Technessen on a 1998 model—year 3.8
liter Ford Windstar minivan. The test data showed that the hot soak plus the 2—day
diurnal evaporative emissions of the Windstar with the fuel tank modifications are below
the applicable standard. Technessen also showed that the fuel tank modifications do
not affect the operation of the vehicle‘s on—board diagnostic leak detection system. The
same evaporative emissions and OBD II system impact is expected when the
modifications are made on the 1999 and 2000 model—year Windstar minivans.

Exemption of the fuel tank modifications shall not be construed as an exemption to sell,
offer for sale, or advertise any components of the modifications as individual devices.

This Executive Order is valid provided that instructions for the fuel tank modifications
not recommend tuning the vehicles to specifications different from those submitted by
the vehicle manufacturer.

Changes made to the design or operating conditions of the fuel tank modifications, as
exempted by the ARB, which may adversely affect the performance of a vehicle‘s
pollution control system, shall invalidate this Executive Order.


     TECHNESSEN LTD.                                         EXECUTIVE ORDER D—491—1
     REPLACEMENT FUEL TANK MODlFlCATIONS                     (Page 2 of 2)


     Marketing of the fuel tank modifications using an identification other than that shown in
     this Executive Order or for an application other than that listed in this Executive Order
     shall be prohibited unless prior approval is obtained from the ARB.

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

     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.

     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 TECHNESSEN
     LTD.‘S REPLACEMENT FUEL TANK MODIFICATIONS.

     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 receipfof the request and the Executive
     Order may not be revoked until a determination after the hearing that grounds for
     revocation exist.

     Executed at El Monte, California, this   a974 day of January 2000.

                                              R. B—Summerfiéld, Chief
                                              Mobile Source Operations Division



Document Created: 2005-09-01 12:44:46
Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:44:46

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