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This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on December 18, 2001.
As of Monday, May 27th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModelsModificationRemarks
11220832061998-2001, C260, C280, C320, CLK320, SLK320, 1998-2000, E320, 1998-1999, ML320The Kleemann Comfort Power Compressor Kit consists of an Autorotor supercharger with a pulley diameter of 87mm for the 6 cylinder engine and 75mm for the 8 cylinder engine. The factory fuel system is modified with an additional fuel pressure regulator that raises fuel rail pressure in proportion to the positive manifold pressure. The factory intake manifold is replaced with a new manifold housing that contains the supercharger and intercooler assembly. The EGR tube inside the manifold is modified to ensure even distribution of gases into each cylinder. The factory electric air injection pump is relocated to the inside fender area. Maximum boost pressure is 7 psi. The C class models receive a voltage step up device for the fuel pump when in the boost mode. A 500 ohm resistor, designed to prevent a lean condition during high RPMs, is installed inline with the output signal of the mass air flow meter.Vehicles which have been certified to a Ultra-Low-Emission Vehicle (ULEV) and/or the Supplemental Federal Test Procedure (SFTP) standards are excluded from this Executive Order.

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-528
  • Executive Order 528 / D528
  • ARB # D-528
  • Executive Order No: D-528
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-528
  • Resolution D-528
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Download: Executive Order D-528 PDF

D-528 Document:



                                      State of California
                                  AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                                  EXECUTIVE ORDER D—528

                         Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                                      of the Vehicle Code

                                    Kleemann USA, Inc.
                           Kleemann Comfort Power Compressor 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 Kleemann Comfort Power
Compressor Kit, manufactured and marketed by Kleemann USA, Inc., 29 West Cimarron
Street, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80919 has been found not to reduce the effectiveness of
the applicable vehicle poltution control system and, therefore, is exempt from the prohibitions
of Section 27156 of the Vehicle Code for the following 1998 through 2001 Mercedes—Benz
vehicles with either a 6 or 8—cylinder engine.

Part No.             Model Year           Models
1122083206           1998—2001            C260, C280, C320, CLK320, SLK320
                     1998—2000            E320
                     1998—1999            ML320

1132085508           1998—2001            E55, CLK430, CLK55, ML430, MLS55, $430,
                                          $55, CL55, G500, ML5OO0
                     1998—2000            E430, S500

Vehicles which have been certified to a Ultra—Low—Emission Vehicle (ULEV) and/or the
Supplemental Federal Test Procedure (SFTP) standards are excluded from this Executive
Order.

The Kleemann Comfort Power Compressor Kit consists of an Autorotor supercharger with a
pulley diameter of 87mm for the 6 cylinder engine and 75mm for the 8 cylinder engine. The
factory fuel system is modified with an additional fuel pressure regulator that raises fuel rail
pressure in proportion to the positive manifold pressure. The factory intake manifold is
replaced with a new manifold housing that—contains the supercharger and intercooler
assembly. The EGR tube inside the manifold is modified to ensure even distribution of gases
into each cylinder. The factory electric air injection pump is relocated to the inside fender
area. Maximum boost pressure is 7 psi. The C class models receive a voltage step up device
for the fuel pump when in the boost mode. A 500 ohm resistor, designed to prevent a lean
condition during high RPMs, is installed inline with the output signal of the mass air flow meter.


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This Executive Order shall not apply to any Kleemann USA, Inc.‘s Kleemann Comfort Power
Compressor 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 that the installation instructions for the Kleemann
Comfort Power Compressor 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 Kleemann Comfort Power
Compressor Kit, as exempt by the Air Resources Board, which adversely affect the
performance of the vehicle‘s pollution control system shall invalidate this Executive Order.

Marketing of the Kleemann Comfort Power Compressor Kit using any identification other than
that shown in this Executive Order or marketing of the Kieemann Comfort Power Compressor
Kit for an application other than those listed in this Executive Order shall be prohibited unless
prior approval is obtained from the Air Resources Board. Exemption of the Kieemann Comfort
Power Compressor Kit shall not be construed as exemption to seill, offer for sale, or advertise
any component of the kit as an individual device.

This Executive Order does not constitute any opinion as to the effect the use of the Kleemann
Comfort Power Compressor Kit may have on any warranty either expressed or implied by the
vehicle manufacturer.

This Executive Order is granted based on submitted emissions test data which showed that
the Kleemann Comfort Power Compressor Kit did not adversely affect tailpipe emissions
during a Cold Start CVS—75 Federal Test Procedure. A 2000 Mercedes—Benz E320 with a
3.2L engine, and certified to the low emission vehicle (LEV) emission standards was used as
the test vehicle. Results of the emission testing with the Kieemann Comfort Power
Compressor Kit installed are shown below.

                  _NMOG CO_        NOx      HCHO
Standards          0.075    3.4    0.2      0.015
Device w/d?f       0.026    0.4    01—      0.001
Test results showed that the Kleemann Comfort Power Compressor Kit did not cause exhaust
emissions to exceed the applicable emission standards with deterioration factors applied. This
Executive Order is also based on an On—Board Diagnostic II (OBD II) test conducted on the
same vehicle. Test data showed that the Kleemann Comfort Power Compressor Kit when
installed on the vehicle did not affect the vehicle‘s ability to perform its OBD II monitoring.

The ARB finds that reasonable grounds exist to believe that use of the Kieemann Comfort
Power Compressor Kit may adversely affect emissions of motor vehicles when operating
under conditions outside the parameters of the Cold Start CVS—75 Federal Test Procedure.




               Kieemann USA, Inc.—Kleemann Comfort Power Compressor Kit—D—528


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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 Kleemann Comfort Power Compressor 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 Kleemann Comfort
Power Compressor Kit will affect the durability of the emission control system, Kleemann USA,
Inc. shall be required to submit durabihty 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 and procedures of Title 13, California Code of Regulatlons
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 KLEEMANN USA, INC‘S
KLEEMANN COMFORT POWER COMPRESSOR KIT.

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     /;%dzéy of December 2001.




                                         R. B. Summerfield, Chief
                                         Mobile Source Operations Division




           Kleemann USA, Inc.—Kleemann Comfort Power Compressor Kit—D—528


                                           EVALUATION SUMMARY

Manufacturer Name: Kieemann USA, Inc.

Name of Device: Kleemann Comfort Power Compressor Kit

Background:
         Kleemann USA, Inc., 29 West Cimarron Street, Colarado Springs, Colorado 80919, has applied
for an exemption from the prohibitions in Section 27156 of the California Vehicle Code (VC) for the
Kleemann Comfort Power Compressor Kit designed for selected 1998 through 2001 Mercedes—Benz
vehicles with either a 6 or 8—cylinder engine, excluding those which have been certified to the Ultra—
Low—Emission Vehicle (ULEV) and/or the Supplemental Federal Test Procedure (SFTP) emission
standards.

Recommendation:
         Grant exemption to Kleemann USA, Inc. as requested and issue Executive Order
D—528.

Device Description:
      The Kleemann Comfort Power Compressor Kit consists of an Autorotor supercharger with a
pulley diameter of 87mm for the 6 cylinder engine and 75mm for the 8 cylinderengine. The factory
fuel system is modified with an additional fuel pressure regulator that raises fuel rail pressure in
proportion to the positive manifold pressure. The factory intake manifold is replaced with a new
manifold housing that contains the supercharger and intercooler assembly. The EGR tube inside the
manifold is modifed to ensure even distribution of gases into each cylinder. The factory electric air
injection pump is relocated to the inside fender area. Maximum boost pressure is 7 psi. The C class
models receive a voltage step up device for the fuel pump when in the boost mode. A 500 ohm
resistor, —designed to prevent a lean condition during high RPMs, is installed inline with the output
signal of the mass air flow meter.

Discussion/Basis for the Recommendation:

Kleemann USA requested an exemption for their Kileemann Comfort Power Compressor Kit which is
applicable to selected 1998 through 2001 Mercedes—Benz vehicles. Kleemann submitted emissions
test data which showed that the Kleemann Comfort Power Compressor Kit did not adversely affect
tailpipe emissions during a Cold Start CVS—75 Federal Test Procedure. A 2000 Mercedes—Benz E320
with a 3.2L engine, and certified to the low emission vehicle (LEV) emission standards was used as
the test vehicle. Results of the emission testing with the Kleemann Comfort Power Compressor Kit
installed are shown below. Testing parameters used were: 3875 lbs. and 6.5 hp. The deterioration
factors used for the calculations were: NMOG 1.0, CO 1.0, NOx 1.56, and HCHO 1.435. The
conversion factors used were: NMOG/NMHC=1.0679 and HCHO/NMHC=0.025, NMHC was measured
at 0.024.              "
                    NMOG CO          NOx      HCHO
Standards           0.075   3.4      0.2       0.015
Device w/df         0.026   0.4      0.4       0.001

Margin             0.049    3.0      01        0.014

Test results showed that the Kieemann Comfort Power Compressor Kit did not cause exhaust
emissions to exceed the applicable emission standards with deterioration factors applied. This
Executive Order is also based on an On—Board Diagnostic II (OBD II) test conducted on the same
vehicle. Test data showed that the Kieemann Comfort Power Compressor Kit when installed on the
vehicle did not affect the vehicle‘s ability to perform its OBD II monitoring.

Based on the submitted emissions and OBD II test data, the staff concludes that the Kieemann
Comfort Power Compressor Kit meets the requirements for a VC 27156 exemption.


 This Executive Order does not constitute any opinion as to the effect the use of the
 Volant Performance Air Intake System may have on any warranty either expressed or
 implied by the vehicle manufacturer.

  This Executive Order is granted based on an examination of the On—Board Diagnostic II
— (OBD—II) system of a 2002 model—year Chrysler PT Cruiser (engine family
  2CRXVO148V40, ULEV, PC) in the modified configuration, and an engineering             .
  evaluation of the emissions impact of the device if measured using the Cold—Start CVS—
  75 Federal Test Procedure. However, the ARB finds that reasonable grounds exist to
  believe that use of the Volant Performance Air Intake System 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 Volant Performance Air Intake System adversely affect 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
  Volant Performance Air Intake System will affect the durability of emission control
  systems, Volant Air Intake Systems 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.

 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 VOLANT AIR
 INTAKE SYSTEMS‘ VOLANT PERFORMANCE AIR INTAKE SYSTEM.

 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.




  VOLANT AIR INTAKE SYSTEMS — VOLANT PERFORMANCE AIR INTAKE SYSTEM — 0—528


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    1571‘        day of October, 2001.




                                 | %,,%.—'._,;ag
                                 R. B. Summerfield, Chief
                                 Mobile Source Operations Division




VOLANT AIR INTAKE SYSTEMS — VOLANT PERFORMANCE AIR INTAKE SYSTEM — D—526


                                 Exhibit A


    MY       Make              Model                 Disp.          P/N
1994—1995    GM         S—10 pick—up, Blazer         4.3 L         15543
1996—2001    GM         S—10 pick—up, Blazer         4.3 L.        15643
1994—1995    GM         S—10 pick—up, Blazer          2.2 L        25543
1996—2001    GM         S—10 pick—up, Blazer         2.2 L         25643
1999—2001    GM            Silverado, Sierra         4.3 L         15743
1999—2001    GM            Silverado, Sierra    4.8, 5.3, 6.0 L.   15853
2000—2001    GM            Suburban, Yukon         5.3, 6.0 L      15953
1988—1995    GM          Silverado, Suburban          5.7 L        15857
1996—1998    GM          Silverado, Suburban          5.7 L        15957
   2001      GM        Silverado HD, Suburban         8.1 L        15881
1994—1997    GM             Sonoma, S—10             2.2 L         25422
1998—2000    GM            Sonoma, S—10              2.2 L         25522
1996—2000    GM              Astro van               4.3 L         25743
1994—2000   Dodge              Ram                    5.9 L        16859
   2001     Dodge               Ram _             3.9, 5.9 L       16959
1999—2001   Dodge         Dakota crew cab            4.7 L         26847
2000—2001   Dodge         Dakota, Durango            5.2 L         26952
2001—2002   Chrysier         PT Cruiser              2AL           13424
1997—2001     Jeep            Wrangler               4.0 L.        27640
1998—2000     Ford             Ranger                3.0 L         29630
1996—2001     Ford        F150, Expedition        4.6, 5.4 L       19854
1999—2001    Ford         Lincoin Navigator        32 valve        19054
1996—2000    Ford               F150                 4.2 L         29642
1996—2001    Ford         F150, Expedition        4.6, 5.4 L       29854
1999—2001    Ford         F250, Expedition           6.8 L         29068
1999—2001    Ford         F250, Expedition           5.4 L         29954


                               EVALUATION SUMMARY

Manufacturer Name: Volant Air Intake Systems

Name of Device: Volant Performance Air Intake System

Background:
        Volant Air Intake Systems of 10700 Jersey Blvd. Suite 670, Rancho Cucamonga,
California 91730, has applied for an exemption from the prohibitions in Section 27156 of
the California Vehicle Code (VC) for the Volant Performance Air Intake Systems
designed for the vehicles listed in Exhibit A. The vehicle application includes those
certified to the Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV) standards.

Recommendation:             .                            —
      Grant exemption to Volant Air Intake Systems as requested and issue Executive
Order D—526.                                           .

Device Description:
        Volant Air Intake Systems‘ Volant Performance Air Intake Systems are air intake
systems specifically designed for installation on the vehicles listed in Exhibit A. The
installation of the kit does not require any major modifications to the stock motor, except
for the modification of the factory air intake system to accommodate the Volant
Performance Air Intake Systems air filter and plumbing. On some models, relocation of :
the crankcase ventilation hose is required. In these cases, the Volant Performance Air
Intake Systems are supplied with crankcase ventilation hoses (which may be silicone,
and a color other than black). The filter element used in the Volant Performance Air
Intake Systems is an open—element, reusable cotton gauze unit, designed to be less
restrictive than the stock air filter.
        The Volant Performance Air Intake Systems are intended to increase the
vehicles‘ volumetric efficiency and power output at particular engine loads and throttle
openings. At heavy engine loads and increased throttle openings, the airflow into the
engine is increased because the Volant Performance Air Intake Systems are less
restrictive than stock air filters. This allows more air to enter the engine, which is
compensated by the vehicle engine control module with an increase in fuel flow,
resulting in a higher power output. However, the fuel enrichment is limited and the
typical net effect is an overall leaning effect of the fuel mixture. The leaning effect is
manifested in a marginal, but measurable, NOx increase. Worst—case vehicles are
examined for their certification emissions. In cases where certification emissions have
values low enough to accommodate any small increase in emissions (in this case NOx),
emission testing is deemed not required. :

Discussion/Basis for the Recommendation:
        A 2002 Chrysiler PT Cruiser with a 2.0 liter four cylinder engine (engine family
2CRXVO148V40) was used for the evaluation of the Volant Performance Air Intake
System. The test vehicle was certified to the Passenger Car Uftra Low—Emission
Vehicle (PC ULEV) standards and was equipped with an enhanced evaporative system.
Testing consisted of one CVS—75 Federal Test Procedure (FTP) in the modified
configuration (Volant Cool Air Intake installed) to set all On—Board Diagnostics (OBD)
readiness indicators. Testing was conducted at Automotive Testing and Development
Services. No emissions measurement was required since similar systems have been
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tested previously and have shown to marginally increase the NOx when tested in
accordance with the CVS—75 FTP. This marginal increase in NOx is due to a leaning
effect of the less restrictive intake system. Since the affected vehicles have certification
values that are considerably below the standards, they can accommodate any small
increase in NOx emissions.
       Based on engineering evaluation and the OBD—II test results, the staff concludes
that the Volant Air Intake Systems‘ Volant Performance Air Intake System meets the
requirements for a VC 27156 exemption for the vehicles listed in Exhibit A.


                                           Exhibit A


              MY       Make              Model                 Disp.         P/N
          1994—1995    GM         S—10 pick—up, Blazer         4.3 L        15543
          1996—2001    GM         S—10 pick—up, Blazer         4.3 L        15643
          1994—1995    GM          S—10 pick—up, Blazer        2.2 L        25543
          1996—2001    GM          S—10 pick—up, Blazer        2.2 L        25643
          1999—2001    GM            Silverado, Sigerra        4.3 L        15743
          1999—2001    GM            Silverado, Sierra    4.8, 5.3, 6.0 L   15853
          2000—2001    GM            Suburban, Yukon         5.3, 6.0 L     15953
          1988—1995    GM          Silverado, Suburban         5.7 L        15857
          1996—1998    GM          Silverado, Suburban         5.7 L        15957
             2001      GM        Silverado HD, Suburban        81 L         15881
          1994—1997    GM             Sonoma, S—10             2.2 L        25422
          1998—2000    GM             Sonoma, S—10             2.2 L.       25522
          1996—2000    GM                Astro van             4.3 L        25743
          1994—2000   Dodge                Ram                 5.9 L        16859
             2001     Dodge                Ram               3.9, 5.9 L     16959
          1999—2001    Dodge         Dakota crew cab           4.7 L        26847
          2000—2001    Dodge        Dakota, Durango            5.2 L        26952
          2001—2002   Chrysier         PT Cruiser              2.A L        13424
          1997—2001     Jeep            Wrangler               4.0 L        27640
          1998—2000    Ford              Ranger                3.0 L        29630
          1996—2001    Ford         F150, Expedition        4.6, 5.4 L      19854
          1999—2001    Ford         Lincoin Navigator       32 valve        19054
          1996—2000    Ford               F150                4,.2 L.       29642
          1996—2001    Ford         F150, Expedition        4.6, 5.4L       29854
          1999—2001    Ford         F250, Expedition           6.8 L        29068
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          1999—2001    Ford         F250, Expedition           5.4L         29954
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