Approval Details

Valid E.O.


This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on November 3, 2016.
As of Friday, September 20th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModelsModificationRemarks
716001 CaterpillarCATERPILLAR ENGINES: 2001-2009 C7, 2004-2009 C9, 1999-2003 C10, 2004-2009 C11, 1997-2003 C12, 2004-2009 C13, 1999-2004 C15, 2005-2009 C15 ACERT, 1994-2000 3406E, 1999-2003 C16SEE PDFRespectively in order with Model_Spec list: 7.2L, 9.3L, 10.3L, 11.1L, 12.0L, 12.5L, 14.6L, 15.2L, 14.6 & 15.8L, 15.8L

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-773-1
  • Executive Order 773-1 / D773-1
  • ARB # D-773-1
  • Executive Order No: D-773-1
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-773-1
  • Resolution D-773-1
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Download: Executive Order D-773-1 PDF

D-773-1 Document:

                                   State of California
                               AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                              EXECUTIVE ORDER D—773—1

                      Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                              of the California Vehicle Code

                                 Performance Diesel Inc.
                                     Big Boss Tuner

Pursuant to the authority vested in the Air Resources Board (ARB) by Section 27156 of
the Vehicle Code (VC); 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 Big Boss Tuner,
manufactured and marketed by Performance Diesel Inc. (PDI) of 687 North Industrial
Road, St. George, Utah 84770, 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 the engines listed in Exhibit A.

The Big Boss Tuner is an Engine Control Module (ECM) software re—calibration, and
may only be installed by an approved PDI dealer on those heavy duty on—road diesel
engines listed in Exhibit A. There are no user adjustable parameters. All emission
components are retained in their original location and there are no other modifications to
the engine or any other engine components.

This Executive Order is valid provided that installation instructions for the Big Boss
Tuner will not recommend tuning the engine to specifications different from those of the
engine manufacturer.

Changes made to the design or operating conditions of the Big Boss Tuner, as exempt
by the ARB, which adversely affect the performance of the engine‘s pollution control
system shall invalidate this Executive Order.

This Executive Order shall not apply to any Big Boss Tuner advertised, offered for sale,
sold with, or installed on a new engine prior to or concurrent with transfer to an ultimate

Marketing of the Big Boss Tuner using any identification other than that shown in this
Executive Order or marketing of the Big Boss Tuner for an application other than those
listed in this Executive Order shall be prohibited unless prior approval is obtained from
the ARB.

This Executive Order does not constitute any opinion as to the effect the use of the Big
Boss Tuner may have on any warranty either expressed or implied by the engine

This Executive Order is granted based on emission test results submitted by PDI.
Southwest Research Institute of San Antonio, Texas conducted emission tests on a
2000 and 2009 model—year Caterpillar heavy duty diesel engine, each with the Big Boss
Tuner installed, using the Heavy—Duty Federal Test Procedure Transient Cycle, Euro III
European Stationary Cycle, and "Not—to—Exceed" tests. Emission test results in the
modified configuration were either below the applicable certification standards, or within
the allowable percentage increase from the baseline configuration test results.
Therefore, based on the emission test results, the staff concludes that the Big Boss
Tuner meets the criteria for exemption.

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. Further, if test results or other evidence provides the ARB with reason to
suspect that the Big Boss Tuner will affect the durability of emission control systems,
PDI 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.


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

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    ‘\3          day of November 2016.

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

                    Performance Diesel Inc. — Big Boss Tuner — D—773—1

                                  Exhibit A

Part Number   Model Year          Make              Engine            Size

              2001—2009         Caterpillar           87              7.2L

              2004—2009         Caterpillar           C9              9.3L

              1999—2003         Caterpillar          C10              10.3L

              2004—2009         Caterpillar          C11              111L

              1997—2003         Caterpillar          C12              12.0L
              2004—2009         Caterpillar          C13              12.5L

               1999—2004        Caterpillar          615              14.6L

              2005—2009         Caterpillar       C15 ACERT           15.2L

               1994—2000        Caterpillar         3406E          14.6L / 15.8L

               1999—2003        Caterpillar           C16             15.8L

              Performance Diesel Inc. — Big Boss Tuner — D—773—1

Document Created: 2016-12-14 14:05:24
Document Modified: 2016-12-14 14:05:24

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