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This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on April 14, 2016.
As of Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModels

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-766
  • Executive Order 766 / D766
  • ARB # D-766
  • Executive Order No: D-766
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-766
  • Resolution D-766
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Download: Executive Order D-766 PDF

D-766 Document:

                                     State of California
                                 AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                                 EXECUTIVE ORDER D—766

                        Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                                    of the California Vehicle Code

                                           M7 Speed
                                         Air Intake Kits

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—14—012;

IT IS ORDERED AND RESOLVED: That the installation of the Air Intake Kits,
manufactured and marketed by M7 Speed, 149 Byers Creek Road, Unit 103, Mooresville,
North Carolina 28117, has been found not to reduce the effectiveness of the applicable
vehicle pollution control systems and, therefore, is exempt from the prohibitions of Section
27156 of the Vehicle Code for 2002 to 2013 model year Mini Cooper vehicles equipped
with a 1.6L gasoline supercharged or turbocharged engine.

PN                   Description                                               Year Models
53—3M7301            MT7 R53 "Exact—Fit Certified" Cold Air Intake              2002—2008
56—312101            Maxx—Flo Intake System, Aluminum Housing                   2007—2013
56—312201            Maxx—Flo Intake System, Stainless Steel Housing            2007—2013
56—311701            AGS—R2, Fiberglass Housing                                 2007—2013
56—311801            AGS—R2, Carbon Fiber Housing                               2007—2013

The Air Intake Kits include the following parts which are installed before the mass air flow
sensor. The mass air flow sensor is retained in a stock location with stock air intake tubing
retained between the mass air flow sensor and the throttle body: The M7 R53 "Exact—Fit
Certified" Cold Air Intake is designed to replace the stock air box lid only, the stock air filter
element and air box bottom is retained, the AGS—R2 with either a fiberglass or carbon fiber
housing is designed to remove the stock air box located near the firewall with a new air box
and conical air filter element that captures the air with an air ram on top of the engine, the
Maxx—Flo Intake System with either an aluminum or a stainless steel housing is designed to
remove the stock air box located near the firewall with a new conical open element air filter.
Installation of the Air Intake System requires the removal of the stock air filter
housing and all intake air tubing. If the stock air filter housing contains the vehicle‘s
tune—up & emissions control decal, a replacement decal must be placed in a similar

This Executive Order is valid provided that the installation instructions for the Air Intake Kits
will not recommend tuning the vehicle to specifications different from those of M7 Speed.

Changes made to the design or operating conditions of the Air Intake Kits, as exempt by
the Air Resources Board, which adversely affect the performance of the vehicle‘s pollution
control system shall invalidate this Executive Order.

This exemption is issued based on submitted emissions test data, from the SEMA Garage,
Diamond Bar, California, on a 2013 model year Mini Cooper 1.6L., certified to the
LEV II ULEV emission standards and tested using the Cold—Start CVS—75 Federal Test
Procedure (FTP) test cycle and the Supplemental Federal Test Procedure (SFTP USO6)
test cycle.
                                         CVS—75 FTP
                                   NMOG     CO    NOx                HCHO
Standards, UL                      0.055    2.1   0.07               0.011
Device Test w/df, 2 test avg.      0.032    0.4   0.03               0.001

                                NMHC+NOx              cCO
Standards 4k                      0.14                8.0
Device                            0.03                2.1

Test results showed that the worst case air intake kit (Maxx—Flo Intake System) installed on
the vehicle did not cause exhaust emissions to exceed the applicable emission standards
during the FTP and SFTP. This Executive Order is also based on the
On—Board Diagnostic II (OBD II) testing conducted on the same test vehicle. The
Maxx—Flo Intake System when installed on the test vehicle did not affect the vehicle‘s ability
to perform its OBD II monitoring.

The Air Resources Board 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.


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.

                          M7 SPEED — AIR INTAKE KITS — D—766

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       jL/     day of April 2016.

                      Annette Hebert, Chief
                      Emissions Compliance, Automotive Regulations and Science Division

                           M7 SPEED — AIR INTAKE KITS — D—766

Document Created: 2016-05-02 17:48:35
Document Modified: 2016-05-02 17:48:35

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