Approval Details

Valid E.O.


This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on March 6, 1980.
As of Monday, October 14th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModels
No. 4 No. 51980 and older gasoline powered vehicles with conventional carburetor systems.

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-79-2
  • Executive Order 79-2 / D79-2
  • ARB # D-79-2
  • Executive Order No: D-79-2
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-79-2
  • Resolution D-79-2
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Download: Executive Order D-79-2 PDF

D-79-2 Document:

                                                                    (Page 1 of 2)

                          State of California
                          AIR RESQURCES BOARD

                   f     EXECUTIVE ORDER D—79—2
               Relating to Exemptions under Section 27156
                           of the Vehicle Code

                           TECHIMPORT LIMITED
                       "FILTER KING, MODEL NQ. 4"
                       "FILTER KING, MODEL NO. 5"

Pursuant to thz 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 Filter King
Unit, Model No. 4 and Filter King Unit, Mode] No. 5 manufactured by
Alberto Malpassi, Italy and marketed by Techimport Limited, 296 Avenue
Road, Toronto, Canada M4V 2K1, 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 installation on 1980 and older gasoline—powered,
vehicles with conventional carburetor systems.

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 conditions of the device, as
.exempted by the Air Resources Board, that adversely affect the per—
formance 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
other 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 any component of a kit as an individual device.

This Executive Order does not constitute any opinion as to the effect
that the use o° this device may have on any warranty either expressed or
implied by the vehicle manufacturer.


TECHIMPORT LIMITED                                      .
"FILTER KING, MODEL NO. 5"                   EXECUTIVE QRDER D—79—2
                                                   (Page 2 of 2)

No claim of any kind, such as "Approved by Air Resources Board" may be made
with respect to the act1on taken herein in any advertising or other orai
or written communication.

Section 17500 of the Business and Professions Code makes untrue or mis—
leading 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 control device for use on any used motor vehicle unless
     that device has been certified by the state board. No person shall
     sell, 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

Any apparent violation of the conditions of this Executive Order will be
submitted to the Attorney General of Ca11forn1a for such action as he
deems advisable.

Executed at El Monte, California, this   f;
                                          day of March, 1980.

                      .                 Drachand Chief
                                   Mob1]e Source Control Division

                      State of California
                      AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                       February 25, 1980

            Evaluation of the Techimport Limited
  "Filter King Model No. 4", and "Filter King Model No. 5"
          in Accordance with Section‘ 2222, Title 13
            of the California Administrative Code


Techimport Limited (formerly F. K. Products), 296 Avenue Road,

Toronto, Canada M4V 2H1, has applied for an extension of Executive

Order D—79—1 for the "Filter King" device to include 1980 model

vehicles.   The Fiiter King exemption applies to gasoline—powered

vehicles having conventional carburetion systems.   The device

itself is unchanged in function or design.

System Description

The Filter King device is an adjustable fuel pressure regulator

designed to be fitted into the fuel Tine between the fuel pump

and the carburetor.   Both the Model No. 4 and Model No. 5 have a

minimum pressure preset at the factory to ensure an adequate fuel

supply under heavy fuel demand.

The manufacturer believes that the Filter King controls high float

bow! fuel levels caused by fuel pump pressure pulses, excessive

fue! pump pressure, and fuel introduced during maneuvering when

float levels are erratic.   The device also incorporates a fuel filter.

III. Testing

      The applicant supplied test data from American Motors for the

      original application showing that no adverse effects on emissions

      occur at low outlet pressures of 1.2 and 1.7 psig.

      Tests conducted at the Air Resources Board Laboratory indicated

      that fuel volume to a test engine carburetor was unaffected by

      fuel pressure as low as 1.1 psig, and that emissions are unlikely

      to be affected.

      The reader is referred to the Air Resources Board staff report

      dated February 24, 1978, for a more detailed description of the

      device and test results.

IV.   Discussion

      The staff is of the opinion,vbased_onvprevious1y conducted tests,

      that the Filter King device will not affect emissions from a motor

      vehicle, even at the lowest pressure attainable.     This opinion

      extends to new vehicle systems including three—way catalysts with

      feedback controls even though they were not specifically tested.

      The staff reasons that when fuel pressure is modified and delivery

      rate is not appreciably reduced, the float level will not change

      since float bow!s are generally vented {referenced to the air

      cleaner housing).   An air/fuel ratio feedback control system

draws fuel from a bowl in the same way as a conventional

carburetor, and should not be affected if the float level does

not drop.


The staff recommends that Techimport be granted an exemption for

the Filter King Mode1 No. 4 and Model No. 5 fuel pressure regulators

for 1980 and older model carburetted vehicles.

Document Created: 2005-09-01 12:39:51
Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:39:51

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