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This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on August 12, 2002.
As of Saturday, August 24th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModelsModificationRemarks
AR5002001-2002 Acura RSX-SThe True Flow Air Intake System consist of air intake tubing and a replacement air filter cartridge that is installed in the original air filter housingDirect Flow

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-544
  • Executive Order 544 / D544
  • ARB # D-544
  • Executive Order No: D-544
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-544
  • Resolution D-544
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Download: Executive Order D-544 PDF

D-544 Document:



                                                State of California —
                                          AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                                          EXECUTIVE ORDER D—544

                                Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                                             of the Vehicle Code

                                                 GCA Industries
                                          True Flow Air Intake System

    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 instaliation of the True Flow Air Intake System,
    manufactured and marketed by GCA Industries, 16161 N. 81 Street, Scottsdale, Arizona, 85260
    has been found not to reduce the effectiveness of the applicable vehicle pollution control
    system and, therefore, is exempt from the prohibitions of Section 27156 of the Vehicle Code for
    the vehicle applications listed in Exhibit A.

    The True Flow Air Intake System consist of air intake tubing and a replacement air filter
    cartridge that is installed in the original air filter housing.

    This Executive Order is valid provided that the installation instructions for the True Flow Air
    Intake System will not recommend tuning the vehicle to specifications different from those
    submitted by the device manufacturer.

    This Executive Order shall not apply to any GCA Industries‘ True Flow Air Intake System
    advertised, offered for sale, sold with, or installed on a new motor vehicle prior to or concurrent
    with transfer to an ultimate purchaser.

    Changes made to the design or operating conditions of the True Flow Air Intake System, 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 True Flow Air Intake System using any identification other than that shown in
    this Executive Order or marketing of the True Flow Air Intake System 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 True Flow Air Intake System shall not be construed as exemption to sell, 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 True Flow
    Air Intake System may have on any warranty either expressed or implied by the vehicle
    manufacturer.
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This Executive Order is granted based on an engineering evaluation which determined that the —
True Flow Air Intake System will have no adverse effect on emissions if tested according to the
Cold—Start CVS—75 Federal Test Procedure or the Supplemental Federal Test Procedure. The
evaluation also determined that the installation of this product would not affect the vehicle‘s
ability to perform its On—Board Diagnostic II monitoring.

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 GCA INDUSTRIES‘ TRUE FLOW 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.

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 ]211' day of August 2002.




                                      fille’;@yons, Chief
                                      Mobile Source Operations Division




                  GCA INDUSTRIES—TRUE FLOW AIR INTAKE SYSTEM—D—544


                                                     Exhibit A



Part No.|        Make        |      Model                               Year | Description
 ARSOCO          Acura            RSX—S                                 01—02    Direct Flow
 ARSO2           Acura            RSX                                   01—02    Direct Flow
 FE500            Ford —          Explorer 4.0L                         97—01    Direct Flow
 FE501            Ford            Explorer 4 Door 4.0L                  2002     Direct Flow
 FF500            Ford            Focus Single Cam 2.OL                 00—02    Direct Flow
 FF501            Ford            Focus 2.0L Zetec                      00—02    Direct Flow
 FX500            Ford            Expedition 4.6L, 5.4L                 97—02    Direct Flow
 FX500            Ford            Excursion 4.6L, 5.4L                  97—02    Direct Flow >
 FX500            Ford            Ford F150 4.6L, 5.4L                  97—02    Direct Flow
 GM500         Chevrolet          Trailblazer 4.2L                      2002     Direct Flow
 GM500            GMC             Bravada 4.2L                          2002     Direct Flow
 GMS500        Oldsmobile!        Bravada 4.2L                          2002 —   Direct Flow
 GM501           Cadillac         Escalade 5.3L, 6.0L                   00—02    Direct Flow
 GM501          Cadiliac         Escalade EXT 5.3L, 6.0L                2002     Direct   Flow
 GM501         Chevrolet |       Avalanche 5.3L                         99—02    Direct   Flow
 GM501         Chevrolet         Silverado 4.8L, 5.3L, 6.0L             99—02    Direct   Flow
 GM501         Chevrolet         Suburban 5.3L, 6.0L                    99—02    Direct   Flow
 GM501         Chevrolet         Tahoe 4.8L, 5.3L, 6.0L                 99—02    Direct   Flow
 GM501    |—     GMC              Sierra 4.8L, 5.3L, 6.0L               99—02    Direct Flow
 GM501           GMC               Yukon 4.8L, 5.3L, 6.0L               99—02    Direct   Flow
 GM502         Chevrolet           Full Size Pickup 5.0L, 5.7L Vortec   96—99    Direct   Flow
 GMS502        Chevrolet         < Suburban 5.0L, 5.7L Vortec           96—99    Direct   Flow
 GMSO2         Chevrolet           Tahoe 5.0L, 5.7L Vortec              98—00    Direct   Flow
 GM502           GMC               Full Size Pickup 5.0L, 5.7L Vortec   96—00    Direct   Flow
 GM502           GMC               Denali 5.0L, 5.7L Vortec             98—00    Direct   Flow
.GMS502          GMC               Suburban 5.0L, 5.7L Vortec           96—99    Direct   Flow
 GMSO2           GMC               Yukon 5.0L, 5.7L Vortec              96—00    Direct   Flow
  L1500          Lexus             Lexus 18 300                         01—02    Direct   Flow
 ME500         Mitsubishi         Eclipse 4 Cy!                         00—02    Direct Flow
 MES5O1        Mitsubishi         Eclipse 6 Cyl                         00—02    Direct Flow
 NASOO           Nissan          Altima 2.4L                            2002     Direct   Flow
 PB500          Porsche          Boxster 2.5L                           97—99    Direct   Flow
 PB501          Porsche          BoxsterS 2.7L                          00—02    Direct   Flow
 PN500          Porsche          996                                    98—02    Direct   Flow
 PN501          Porsche           996 Tiptronic Only                    2002     Direct Flow
 TC500           Toyota           Celica GT                             00—02    Direct Flow
 TC501           Toyota           Celica GTS                            00—02    Direct   Flow
 TF500           Toyota           4Runner 3.4L                          96—02    Direct   Flow
 TF500—          Toyota           Tacoma 3.4L                           96—02    Direct   Flow
 TM501           Toyota           MR2      |                            00—02    Direct   Flow


                                      EVALUATION SUMMARY

Manufacturer Name: GCA Industries

Name of Device: True Flow Air intake Systém

Background:
       GCA Industries of 16161 N. 81 Street , Scottsdale, Arizona, 85260, has applied for an
exemption from the prohibitions in Section 27156 of the California Vehicle Code (VC) for the GCA
Industries‘ True Flow Air Intake System designed for the vehicle applications listed in Exhibit A.

Recommendation:
      Grant exemption to GCA industries as requested and issue Executive Order D—544.

Device Description:

      GCA Industries‘ True Flow Air Intake System is an air intake system that is specifically
designed for installation on the vehicles listed in Exhibit A. The True Flow Air Intake System
replaces the air intake tube that is located between the stock air filter box and the engine‘s throttle
body housing. The True Flow Air Intake System is constructed out of metal with a powder—coat
finish. Eachkit comes with a reusable high flow replacement air filter cartridge that replaces the
stock air filter cartridge. The factory air filter housing is retained. To enhance the sound for Honda
vehicles, a plug is placed in the square air muffler opening that is located in the interior of the air
box lid. No other modifications are necessary for installation.

Discussion/Basis for the Recommendation:

The Air Resources has previously evaluated and issued VC 27156 for various designs of air
intake systems. Most of these systems include an open element air cleaner and a modified
intake tubing, which may have a different length and location as the original tubing. In most
cases, these systems do not adversely affect emissions and the vehicle‘s on—board
diagnostic II (OBD II) systems provided installation of the air intake systems require the
reconnection of all sensors and emission control components.

In the case of True Flow Air Intake System, the changes are minimal compared to the
previously exempted air intake systems. Instead of providing an open—element air cleaner,
True Flow Intake System comes with an air filter cartridge only for installation to the original
air filter housing. The original plastic intake tubing is replaced with one made of metal but
the length and location of the tubing is the same as stock. Based on the True Flow Intake
System description and the fact that numerous VC 27156 exemptions have been issued on
air intake systems with more extensive modifications, the staff has determined that no
adverse effect on emissions will result from the use of this device. Staff also deemed that
emission testing and OBD II validation would not be necessary for the evaluation. GCA
Industries‘ True Flow Air Intake System meets the requirements for a VC 27156 exemption.



Document Created: 2005-09-01 12:43:27
Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:43:27

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