Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on January 25, 2001.
As of Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Models
2000 and older model-year Ford F150 & F250 with 7.3L Navister Powerstroke engine. Maximum GVWR = 11,200 lbs.

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-512
  • Executive Order 512 / D512
  • ARB # D-512
  • Executive Order No: D-512
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-512
  • Resolution D-512
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Download: Executive Order D-512 PDF

D-512 Document:



                                                               (Page 1 of 3)

                                   State of California
                               AIR RESOURCES BOARD



                              EXECUTIVE ORDER D—512
                      Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                                   of the Vehicle Code


                          BULLY DOG TECHNOLOGIES       .
                     "FORD POWERSTROKE DIESEL MODULE"_

Pursuant to the authontyvested in the Air Resources Board by Section 271 56 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 Ford Powerstroke Diesel
Module manufactured and marketed by Bully Dog Technologies of 2854 West 2200 South,
Aberdeen, Idaho 83210, has been found not to reduce the effectiveness of required motor
vehicle pollution control devices and, therefore, is exempt from the prohibitions of Section
27156 of the California Vehicle Code for the following diesel truck applications:

Vehicle Make/Model      Model—Year         Engine Type & Size            Max. GVWR
Ford F150 & F250        2000 and older      7.3L Navistar Powerstroke    11,200 Ibs.

Thls Executive Order shall not apply to any Bully Dog Technologies‘ Ford Powerstroke Diesel
Module advertised, offered for sale, sold with, or installed on a new motor vehicle prior to or
concurrent with transfer to an ultimate purchaser.

This Executive Order is valid provided the installation instructions for the Ford Powerstroke
Diesel! Module 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 device, as exempted by the Air
Resources Board (ARB), that adversely affect the performance of a vehicle‘s pollution control
system shall invalidate this Executive Order.

Marketing of this device using any identification other than that shown in this Executive Order
or marketing of this device for an application other than those listed in this Executive Order
shall be profhibited unless prior approval is obtained from the ARB.


BULLY DOG TECHNOLOGIES                                EXECUTIVE ORDER D—512
FORD POWERSTROKE DIESEL MODULE                        (Page 2 OF 3)

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

This exemption is issued based on submitted cold—start CVS—75 emissions test data
conducted at Automotive Testing and Development Services, Ontario, which showed that the
Ford Powerstroke Diesel Module did not adversely affect exhaust emissions of the tested
vehicle. The test results are shown below.

2000 Ford F250 Truck w/ a 7.3L Navistar diesel engine

           -                        THC       CO         NOX         PM
Baseline (g/mi)           .         0.055     1.404      5.972      0.280
Device (g/mi)                       0.041     1.299      6.268       0.164
Change                              —0.014    —0.105    +0.296      —0.116
% Change                          . —25.4     —7.5      +4.9        ~41 .4

Comparative emissions test results showed that the increase in NOx emissions over baseline
levels are within the allowable limits specified in the "Procedures for Exemption of Add—on
 and Modified Parts." Snap idle opacity tests conducted on the modified vehicle showed
 smoke opacity levels are within the applicable peak smoke opacity standard. This Executive
 Order is also based on the On—Board Diagnostic II (OBD 11) testing conducted on the same
 test vehicle. Test data showed that the Ford Powerstroke DieselModute when instalted on
 the vehicle did not affect the vehicle‘s ability to perform its OBD I! monitoring.

However, the ARB finds that reasonable grounds exist to believe that use of the Bully Dog
Technologies‘ Ford Powerstroke Diesel Module 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 Ford Powerstroke
Diese! Module 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 Ford Powerstroke Diesel Module will affect durability of the emission control
systems, Bully Dog Technologies 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
 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 ensure 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.


BULLY DOG TECHNOLOGIES                            EXECUTIVE ORDER D—512
FORD POWERSTROKE DIESEL MODULE                    (Page 3 of 3)


THIS EXECUTIVE ORDER DOES NOT CONSTITUE 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 BULLY DOG
TECHNOLOGIES‘ FORD POWERSTROKE DIESEL MODULE.

No claims 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 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.
                                            opb
Executed at El Monte, California, this 2«)/ day of January 2001.



                                      /45
                                        R. B.    Stummerfield, Chfief
                                        Mobile®Source Operations Division


                                     State of California
                                AIR RESOURCES BOARD




EVALUATION OF BULLY DOG TECHNOLOGIES® FORD POWERTROKE DIESEL MODULE
 FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS IN VEHICLE CODE SECTION 27156, AND
         SECTION 2222, TITLE 13, CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS




                                       January 2001




                                             by
                                   Mobile Source Division

                                    9528 Telstar Avenue
                                 El Monte, CA 91731—2990




(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



            Bully Dog Technologies (Bully Dog) of 2854 West 2200 South Aberdeen, Idaho

83210, has applied for an exemption of its Ford Powerstroke Diesel Module (Diesel Module)

from the prohibitions in Vehicle Code (VC) Section 27156 and 38391, in accordance with

Section 2222 of Title 13, California Code of Regulations (CCR). The Diesel Module replaces

the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) Prom Chfp in the Engine Control Unit (ECU) of the

vehicle. The Bully Dog Diesel Module is designed for installation on 2000 and older model—year —

Ford F150 and F250 trucks powered by a 7.3L Navistar powerstroke diesel engine with a Gross

Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of 11,200 lbs. or less. Bully Dog claims that its Diesel Module

improves the engine power output and also decreases fuel consumption.

            Emission tests were conducted at Automotive Testing and Development Services,

inc. {(ATDS), an independent laboratory which also acted as Bully Dog‘s representative for the

purpose of obtaining a VC Section 27156 for the compény. Results from the tests showed that

the installation of the biesel Module does not adversely affect the pollutit;n control systems of

the vehicle. Based on results from testing conducted at ATDS, the staff recommends that the

exemption be granted as requested and that Executive Order D—512 be issued to Bully Dog.


                                CONTENTS

                                           Number
SUMMARY                                      1

CONTENTS

1.         INTRODUCTION

II.       CONCLUSION

II.        RECOMMENDATION

IV.        DEVICE DESCRIPTION

V.         DEVICE EVALUATION


  EVALUATION OF BULLY DOG TECHNOLOGIES® FORD POWERSTROKE DIESEL MODULE
   FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS IN VEHICLE CODE SECTION 27156, AND
            SECTION 2222 TITLE 13, CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS


 1.           INTRODUCTION

              Bully Dog Technologies (Bully Dog) of 2854 West 2200 South, Aberdeen, Idaho

 83210, has applied for an exemption from the prohibitions in Vehicle. Code (VC) Section 27156

 for fis Ford Powerstroke Diesel Module (Diesel Module). The Diesel Module is designed for

  installation on 2000 and older model—year Ford F150 and F250 Trucks powered by a 7.3L.

  Navistar powerstroke diesel engine and certified to a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of

  11,200 Ibs. or less. The manufacturer claims that the Diesel Module improves engine

  performance and decreases fuel consumption.

  11.    |    CONCLUSION                       |

              The applicaynt has submitted reéults from testing conducted at Automotive Testing

  and Developmént Services, Inc. (ATDS) which show that the installation of the Diesel Module

_ does not adversely affect emission levels of applicable vehicles. Based on the exhaust

  emissions test data and the On—Board Diagnostic 1 {OBD—I1) compatibility test, the staff

  concludes that the Diesel Module meets the requirements for the VC Section 27156 exemption.

  II1.        RECOMMENDATION

              Staff recommends that the exemption be granted as requested and that Executive

  Order D—512 be issued, permitting the advertisement, sale, and installation of the Diesel

  Module.

  IV.         DEVICE DESCRIPTION

              Bully Dog‘s Ford Diesel Module is a Prom Chip designed to replace the OEM Prom

  Ship in the Engine Control Unit (ECU). Bully Dog states that the function of its Diesel Module

  differs from the OEM Prom Chip by an increase of five percent in fuel injection, an increase of

  20 percent in total fuel delivery during high load demand, and a timing advance by a maximum


         of two degrees. The throttle position sensor is adjusted to approximately 20 percent above the

         mid—point, and the duty cycle is increased to 4.0 amps. The installation of the Diesel Module

         also allows the speed—limiter to be removed. Bully Dog also supplies a "Boost Tube" with the

         Diese! Module to replace the rubber vacuum line connected to the turbocharger wastegate

         actuator. The tube has a small hole drilled on the metallic end which should be left open at all

         time to relieve excessive boost pressure. The tube is only applicable to 1999 to 2000 model—

         year vehicles equipped with a turbocharger.

         V.          DEVICE EVALUATION

                     The Diesel Module was tested at ATDS, an independent test laboratory which also

         acted as the representative of Bully Dog for the purposes of obtaining VC Section 27156

         exemption for the company. One cold—start CVS—75 test was conducted in baseline

         configuration, followed by one cold—start CVS—75 test‘with the Diesel Module installed. The test
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         vehicle was a 2000 Ford F250 Truck powered by a 7.3L Navistar powerstroke diesel engine.

         The test results submitted by ATDS are shown below.

                     THC (g/imi) CO (g/mi)    NOx (g/mi) Particulate Mass (g/mi) Smoke Opacity (%)
         Baseline    0.055        1.404       5.972       0.280                     7.6
         Device      0.041        1.299       6.268        0.164                    8.1
         Change     —0.014       —0.105      +0.296       —0.116                   +0.5
         % Change   —25.4        —7.5        +4.9         ~41 .4                   +6.6

         The increase in NOx emission is within allowable limit specified under the Procedures for

         Exemption of Add—on and Modified Parts (Procedures). Results of snap idle smoke opacity

         tests showed that the opacity levels from the test vehicle remained below the applicable peak


smoke opacity standardé. The increase of 6.6 percent in peak smoke opacity with the device is

within acceptable limit under the Procedures. OBD—II compatibility test conducted on.the same

test vehicle also showed that the Diesel Module did not adversely affect the vehicle‘s emissions

monitoring systems. The ARB was unable to perform confirmatory testing at its own laboratory

because the applicant stated that the vehicle owner insisted on having his vehicle returned

immediately.

            The above test results meet the requirements specified in the Procedures.



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