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This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on January 30, 2001.
As of Monday, September 23rd, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Models
2000 and older model-year Ford F150 & F250 w/7.3L Navistar Powerstroke engine, max. GVWR = 11,200 lbs., 2001 and older model-year Dodge Ram 1500 & 2500 w/5.9L Cummins Turbo engine, max. GVWR = 10,500 lbs.

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-512-1
  • Executive Order 512-1 / D512-1
  • ARB # D-512-1
  • Executive Order No: D-512-1
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-512-1
  • Resolution D-512-1
For Free CARB Executive Order Status verification, email an image of the device Executive Order label as well as the Year/Make/Model and Test Group # of the vehicle to [email protected]

Download: Executive Order D-512-1 PDF

D-512-1 Document:



                                                                                    (Page 1 of 3)

                                       State of California
                                  AIR RESOURCES BOARD



                                 EXECUTIVE ORDER D—512—1
                         Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                                      of the Vehicle Code


                                BULLY DOG TECHNOLOGIES
                                 "PROPANE CHARGER KIT"

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 Propane Charger Kit
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 Codeforthe following dieseltruck applications:

Vehicle Make/Model       Model—Year         Engine Type & Size            Max. GVWR
Ford F150 & F250         2000 and older      7.3L Navistar Powerstroke    —11,200 lbs.
Dodge Ram 1500           2001 and older      5.9L Cummins Turbo >          10,500 Ibs.
      & 2500                                                   —

This Executive Order shall not apply to any Bully Dog Technologies‘ Propane Charger Kit
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 Propane Charger Kit
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 prohibited unless prior approval is obtained from the ARB.


BULLY DOG TECHNotLoaies                             EXECUTIVE ORDER D—512—1
"PROPANE CHARGER KIT"                               (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—505 emissions test data conducted at
Automotive Testing and Development Services, Ontario, which showed that the Propane
Charger Kit 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 (g/mi}    CO (g/imi)    NOx_     PM {(g/mi) Smoke Opacity (%)
Baseline  0.183            1.366         9.437 0.089          10.3
Device    0.168            1.234         8.630 —0.093          7.9
Change   —0.015           —0.1 32       —0.807 +0.008         —2.4
% Change —8.2             —9.7          —8.5   +4.5           —23.3

‘Comparative emissions test results showed that the increase in PM emissions over baseline
 levels are within the allowabte 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 I! (OBD II) testing conducted on the same
test vehicle.. Test datashowed that the Propane Charger Kit when installed— on the vehicle
 did not affect the vehicle‘s ability to perform its OBD II monitoring.

However, the ARB finds that reasonable grounds exist to believe that use of the Bully Dog
Technologies‘ Propane Charger 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 Propane Charger 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 evidence provides the ARB with reason to suspect that the Propane Charger Kit 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—1
"PROPANE CHARGER KIT"                             (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® PROPANE CHARGER KIT.

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.

Executed at El Monte, California, this    30 day of        January 2001.



                                         A. B. Summerfield, Chief
                                         Mobile Source Operations Division


                                      State of California
                                  AIR RESOURCES BOARD




      EVALUATION OF BULLY DOG TECHNOLOGIES®‘ PROPANE CHARGER KIT 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 foruse.)               '


                                                SUMMARY
ces




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

      83210, has applied for an exemption of its Propane Charger Kit from the prohibitions}in Vehicle

      Code (VC) Section 27156 and 38391, in accordance with Section 2222 of Title 13, Califprnia

      Code of Regulations (CCR). The kit is designed for installation on 2000 and older model—year

      Ford F150 and F250 trucks powered by a powerstroke diesel engine with a Gross Vehicle

      Weight Rating (GVWBR) of 11,200 lbs. or less, and 2001 and older model—year Dodge Ram

      1500 and 2500 trucks powered by a 5.9L Cummins' Turbo Diesel engine with a GVWR of

      10,500 lbs. or less. Bully Dog claims that the Propahe Charger Kit improves the performance of

      applicable vehicles.                                       |

                  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 company. Results from tests conducted at

      ATDS showed that the installation of the Propane Charger Kit does not adversely affect the —

      pollution control systems of the vehicle. Based on results from testjng conducted at ATDS, the

      staff recommends that the exemption be granted as requested and that Executive Order

      D—512—1 be issued to Bully Dog.


                                CONTENTS

                                           Page Number

SUMMARY                                        i

CONTENTS
1.         INTRODUCTION
I1.       CONCLUSION
111. —     RECOMMENDATION
IV.        DEVICE DESCRIPTION
V.         DEVICE EVALUATION


           EVALUATION OF BULLY DOG TECHNOLOGIES® PROPANE CHARGER KIT 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 Section 27156 for its

    Propane Charger Kit. The Propane Charger Kit is designed for the following diesel vehicle

~ applications:

    Vehicle Make & Model!        Mode—year       Max. GVWR      Special Features
    Ford F150 & F250 Truck 2000 & older 11,200 lbs.            Powerstroke .
    Dodge Ram 1500 & 2500 2001& older 10,500 Ibs.              Cummins Turbo

    The manufacturer claims that the Propane Charger Kit would produce more horsepower, more

    torque, better fuel economy, cleaner oil, and better fuel combustion.

    II.         CONCLUSION

|               The applicant has submitted results from testing conducted at Automotive Testing

    and Development Services, Inc. (ATDS) which show that the installation of the Propane

    Charger Kit did not adversely affect emission Ie\;els of the test vehicle. Based on the exhaust

    emissions test data and On-Board}Diagnostic II (OBD—I1) compatibility test, the staff concludes

    that the Propane Charger Kit meets the requirements for Vehicle Code Section 27156, and Title

    13, California Code of Regulations, Section 2222 for the stated application.

    I11.          RECOMMENDATION                                 |

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

    Order No. D—512—1 be issuéd, permitting the advertisement, sale, and installation of the

    Propane Charger Kit.

    IV.           DEVICE DESCRIPTION

                  Bully Dog‘s Propane Charger Kit consists of a propane tank, solenoid, regulators,'

    hoses, and installation hardware. A small amount of propane is drawn into the intake stream


ahead of the turbo—compressor during periods of heavy load. According to the manufacturer,

the Propane Charger fumigates theintake air with propane resulting in increased horsepower,

torque, and mileage gain for the diesel vehicle. A dual stage regulator is used to draw vapor

from the top of the tank, which makes it unnecessary to convert liquid to vapor. The design also

features a fuel lock—off system which prevents propane from being drawn in until the engine is

running, and allows propane to be evacuated immediately after the ehgine is turned off. A

toggle switch installed inside the cab allows the vehicle operator to turn on the Propane Charger

when heeded, and turn off when notrequired. The propane is drawn through a 0.37—inch

diameter orifice supply line.

V.           DEVICE EVALUATION

             The Propane Charger Kit was tested at ATDS, an independent test laboratory

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

exemption for the company. One cold—505 was conducted in baseline configuration, followed

by one cold—505 with the Propane Charger Kit installed and tumed on for the duration of the

test. ATDS determined the orifice size of the propane supply line to be 0.37 inch inside

diameter, and calculated the propane consumption to be approximately 19 grams per mile. The

test vehicle was a 2000 Ford F250 Truck powered by a 7.3L Navistar diesel engine. The test

results submitted by ATDS are shown below.

               THC (g/mi) CO (g/mi) NOx (g/imi) PM (g/imi) Smoke Opacity (%)
Baseline      —0.183        1.366     9.437         0.089     10.3
Device     0.168°          1.234       8.630        0.093      7.9
Change   .—0.015          —0.1832     —0.807        +0.003    —2.4
% Change —8.2             —9.7        —8.5          +4.5     —23.3

The increase in PM is within the allowable limit specified under the Procedures for Exemption of

Add—on and Modified Parts (Procedures). The smoke opacity levels of the test vehicle are

below applicable peak smoke opacity standards. OBD—II compatibility test conduqted on the

same test vehicle also showed that the Propane Charger Kit did not adversely affect the

                                               9.


vehicle‘s emissions monitoring systems. The ARB was unable to perform a confirmatory testing

at its own laboratory because the applicant stated that the vehicle owner insisted on having his

vehicle returned immediately. The Ford truck was selected as the test véhicle because it was

certified to more stringent emission standards than the 2001 Dodge truck. Although the 2001

Dodge truck was also certified to the Euro—3 standards, the staff anticipates no adverse

emission effects by installing the Propane Charger on the 2001 and older model—year Dodge

diesel trucks since the above test results show that the device causes no increase in NOx.

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



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Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:44:47

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