Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on February 6, 1984.
As of Monday, June 17th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModels
Model B1984 and older model-year gasoline vehicles with either three-way catalyst with feed-back controls or oxidation catalyst emission controls.

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-69-3
  • Executive Order 69-3 / D69-3
  • ARB # D-69-3
  • Executive Order No: D-69-3
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-69-3
  • Resolution D-69-3
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-69-3 PDF

D-69-3 Document:



                                                       (Page 1 of 2)
                            State of CaTifornia
                            AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                           EXECUTIVE ORDER D—69—3
                 Relating to Exemptions under Section 27156
                             of the Vehiclie Code


                             CONDENSATOR, INC;,
                    Condensator Supplementary Carburetor
                               Models B and C



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 Sections 39515 and
39516 of the Health and Safety Code and Executive Order G—45—5;

IT IS ORDERED AND RESOLYED: That the installation of the Condensator
Supplementary Carburetor Models .B and C manufactured by Condensator, Inc.
2010 Trimble Way, Sacramento, CA 95825, 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 Vehicle
Code for the vehicles, by model, listed below:

Model B                     '
    i)    1984 and older model—year gasoline powered motor vehicles equipped
          with either three—way.catalyst with feed—back controls or
          oxidation catalyst emission controls.

Model C
 ~ 11}    1984 and older model—year gasoline powered motor vehicles
          excluding those covered by the Model B device.

This Executive Order is valid provided that—installation instructions for
this device will not recommend tuning the vehicle to specifications
different from those submitted by the device manufacturer.

Changes made to the design or operating cond1t1on§ of the device, as
exempted by the Air Resources Board, that adversely affect the performance
of a vehicle‘s pollution control system shall invalidate this Executive
Order.

Marketing of this device using an identification other than that shown in
this Executive Order or marketing of this device for an application cther
than those—listed in this Executive Order shall be prohibited unless prior
approval is obtained from the Air Resources Board. Exemption of a kit
shall not be construed as an exemption to sell, offer for sale, or
advertise anycomponent of a kit as an individual device.


CONDENSATOR, INC.                                 EXECUTIVE ORDER D—69—3
                                                   (Page 2 of 2)


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 EXECUTIVE ORDER DOES NOT CQNSTITUTE A CERTIFICATION, ACCREDITATION,
APPROVAL, OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF ENDORSEMENT BY THE AIR RESOURCES BOARD OF
ANY CLAIMS OF THE APPLICANT CONCERNING ANTI—POLLUTIGN BENEFITS. OR ANY
ALLEGED BENEFITS QF THE CONDENSATOR SUPPLEMENTARY CARBURETOR MODELS B AND C.

No claim of any kind, such as "Approved by Air Resources Board" may be made
with respect to the action taken herein in—any advertising or other oral or
written communication.

Section 17500 of the Business and Professions Code makes untrue or
misleading advertising unlawful, and Section 17534 makes violation
punishable as a misdemeanor.
Section 43644 of the Health and Safety Code provides as follows:

    "43644.   (a)   No person shall install, sell, offer for sale, or
    advertise, or, except in an application to the state board for
    certification of a device, represent, any device as.a motor vehicle
    pollution controk device for use on any .used motor vehicle unless— that .
    device has been certified by the state board. No person shallsell,
    offer for sale, advertise, or represent any motor vehicle pollution
    control device as a certified device which, in fact, is not a certified
    device. Any violation of this subdivision is a misdemeanor."

Any apparent violation of the conditions of this Executive Order will be
submitted to the Attorney General of—California for such action as he dsems
advisable.


Executed at E1 Monte, California, this           day
                                                  of February, 1984.


                                      //Mw
                                         K. D. Drachand, Chief
                                         Mobile Source DlV1SIOfl'


                     STATE OF CALIFORNIA

                     AIR RESOURCES BOARD




 EVALUATION OF CONDENSATOR, INC.‘S MODELS B AND C CONDENSATOR
 SUPPLEMENTARY CARBURETOR FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE PROKIBITIONS
OF VEHICLE CODE SECTION 27156 IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 2222,
        TITLE 13 OF THE CALIFORNIA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE




                        January, 1984


                            STATE OF CALIFORNIA

                            AIR RESOURCES BOARD




       EVALUATION OF CONDENSATOR, INC.‘S MODELS B AND C CONDENSATOR
       SUPPLEMENTARY CARBURETOR FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS
      OF VEHICLE CODE SECTION 27156 IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 2222,
              TITLE 13 OF THE CALIFORNIA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE




                                    by
                          Mobile Source Division

                            State of California

                            Air Resources Board
                            9528 Telstar Avenue
                            E1 Monte, CA   91731

(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


     Condensator, Inc. has requested that their 1983 Executive Order

D—69—2 be updated to include 1984 and older model—year vehicles.

     The staff reviewed the designs of the Condensator devices and the
Board‘s Vehicle Certification files.   Since the 1984 model—year vehicles

are of the same designs as the 1983 year models and since the devices
have been found to have no adverse effects on the applicable 1983

vehicles, they will also have no effect on applicable 1984 vehicies
either.

     The staff, therefore, recommends that the requested exemptions be

granted and that Executive Order D—69—3 be issued.


                            CONTENTS




                                       Page Number
SUMMARY                                     i
CONTENTS                                   i
1.     INTRODUCTION

II.    CONCLUSIONS

III.   RECOMMENDATIONS




                                           N
IV.    DEVICE DESCRIPTION




                                           N_
V.     DISCUSSION



                                           &


                                 STATE OF CALIFORNIA

                                 AIR RESOURCES BOARD

      Evaluation of Condensator, Inc.‘s Models B and C Condensator
Supplementary Carburetor for Exemption from the Prohibitions of Vehicle Code
Section 27156 in Accordance with Section 2222, Title 13 of the California
Administrative Code


I.     INTRODUCTION

       Condensator, Inc., 2010 Trimble Way, Sacramento, CA 95825, has applied

for update exemption for the Model B and the Model C Condensator Supplementary
Carburetors.      Exemption is sought for use of these devices on the vehicles, by

model, Tisted below:

Model] B
       1})     1984 and older model—year gasoline powered motor vehicles equipped

               with either three—way catalyst with feed—back controls or oxidation
               catalyst emission controls.
Model C

     11)       1984 and older model—year gasoline powered motor vehicles excluding
               those covered by the Model B device.

       The two models differ slightly in that the Model B is a combination air

bleed and oil separator while the Model C is an oil separator only.

       The Board previously performed comparative exhaust emissions tests on

the Model B device and evaluated the operating principles of the Model C

device.      This report describes the evaluation of both devices.


11.    CONCLUSIONS

       The results of the Board‘s previous comparative exhaust emission tests
revealed that no significant emissions increase was found with the use of the
Model B device.      Testing was performed on a 1983 modeT—year vehicle equipped

with three—way catalyst and feed—back controls which could be sensitive to the

effects of the device.      The Model C device was found, through an engineering

evaluation, not to reduce the effectiveness of the pollution control devices

found on 1983 modelT—year vehicles in which the Model B is not applicable.

Since the 1984 mode?-year'vehicles {engines) are of the same designs as the
1983 year models, the devices will have no adverse effects on applicable 1984

model—year vehicles either.

III.   RECOMMENDATIONS

       Based on no adverse emissions impact with the use of either Model B or

Mode1 C Condensator Supplementary Carburetor for Timited 1984 model—year

vehicles, the staff recommends that Condensator, Inc., be granted exemption

from the prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section 27156 for the vehicles as
requested and that Executive Order D—69—3 be issued.

IV.    DEVICE DESCRIPTION

       The Condensator Supplementary Carburetor Models B and C are similar in

appearance.   Both have a metal body with three internal passages leading
through an absorbent separator containing small beads retained by wire mesh to

an enclosed collector.      Two of the passages allow for a series connection to

the vacuum hose of the positive crankcease ventilation (PCV) system between the

PCV valve and intake manifold.     The third passage is vented to the atmosphere

and has a 0.040 inch fixed orifice.     The collector is a one quart glass jar


with a threaded mouth which screws onto the bottom of the metal body.         The

external opening of each passage is threaded to accept a fitting.        The Model C
maintains the same two connections to the PCY system but seals the third

passage to the air bleed vent.
         In operation, blow—by gases from the crankease which normally are pulled

into the intake manifold are routed through the device.        The crankcease gases

combined with suspended oil particles are separated as they circulate in the

device.     The entrapped ofl is accumulated at the bottom of the jar while the

gases proceeds to the intake manifold.        The manifold vacuum also pulls air

into the device through the device‘s air bleed vent.       The incoming air

combines with the crankcases gases and dilutes them.        The diluted blow—by

gases are then mixed with the fresh air/fuel mixture in the intake manifold
and are subsequently burned during combustion in the cylinders.
V.       DISCUSSION

         The Board has evaluated the Condensator devices since their inception in

1976.     Three models of the device exist:    Models A, B, and C of which only the

Models B and C are involved in the update application.        The Model A and B have

similar designs and both incorporate an oil separator to entrap oil particles

contained,.to a limited degree in the crankcase gases and both have air bleed

orifices allowing ambient air to enter these devices under the engine suction

force.    The orifice sizing has been of concern since excessive flow may affect

exhaust emissions, especially on small cubic inch displacement (CID) engines.

Therefore, the Model A with its larger (0.060 inch) orifice was restricted to

1976 and older modeT—year vehicles with engines greater than 140 CID.         The

Model B with its smaller (0.040 inch) orifice, based on comparative emission


test results, was allowed on lTimited 1983 and older model—year vehicles.    The
Model C is a simple oil separator without an air bleed orifice, it was allowed

for the remaining 1983 model—year vehicles.

      The staff has determined through an engineering evaluation that the

Condensator devices will not adversely affect exhaust emissions when used in

their proper application.    Evidence to supplement this fact was found during
previous exhaust emission evaluations of the devices.    The emission

controlling components found on today‘s vehicles dictate, to a large degree,

the effect of air bleed add—on device, such as the Condensator device, on the

engine‘s over all emission output.

      Engines which could be sensitive to the effects of an air bleed will use
the Model C device while other Timited engine mode]s (subsequent to 1976

model—years) use the Model B device.

      Benefits alleged by the applicant for the device have not been

substantiated (to the Board‘s knowledge) through any valid laboratory tests,

One of their claims makes reference to the device‘s ability to "Cuts fuel

costs up to 27%,."   This claim is unfounded by any of the Board‘s exhaust

emission evaluations in which the derived fuel economy comparisons were made.



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