Approval Details

Valid E.O.


This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on September 5, 1978.
As of Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

1978 and older vehicles

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-84
  • Executive Order 84 / D84
  • ARB # D-84
  • Executive Order No: D-84
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-84
  • Resolution D-84
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Download: Executive Order D-84 PDF

D-84 Document:

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                            é%gte of California
                            AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                        EXECUTIVE ORDER D—84
              Re]at1ng to Exemptions under Section 27156
                          of the Vehicle Code

                         VK MANUFACTURING INC.
                      "ENVIRONMENTAL FUEL SAVER"

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 "Environmental
Fuel Saver" manufactyured by VK Manufacturing Co, 1068 N.W. 3rd St.,
Hollandale, Fla. 3309, has been found to not 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
1978 and older gasoline powered vehicles with conventional carburetors.

This Executive Order is valid provided that installation instructions
for this device will not recommend tuning the vehicle to specifications
different from those listed by the vehicle 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 Execut1ve Order.

Marketing of this device using an identification other than that skown
in this Executive Order or marketing of this device for an application
other than those Tisted in this Executive Order shall be prohibited unless
prior approval is obtained from the Air Resources Board.
This Executive Order does not constitute any opinion as to the effect
that the use of this device may have on any warranty e{ther expressed or
implied by the vehicle manufacturer.

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

VK MANUFACTURING INC.              .                       EXECUTIVE ORDER D—84
"ENVIRONMENTAL FUEL SAVER"             —                        (Page 2 of 2)

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
     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
deems. advisable.

Executed at E1 Monte, California, this \~J5’/ day of September, 1978.
                               —                       &
                                       _       A Wessr~
                                       6. C. Hass, Chief
                                           Vehicle Emissions Control Division

                             State of California
                             AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                               August 28, 1978

               Evaluation of the VK Manufacturxng, Inc.
  ”Env1ronmenta1 Fuel Saver" Device in Accordance with Section 2222,
           Title 13 of the California Administrative Code


      VK Manufacturing Inc., 1068 N.W. 3rd St., Hollandale, Fla. 33009,

      has applied for an éxemption fo the "Environmental Fuel Saver"

      device from the prohibitions of Section 27156 of the Vehicle Code

      (See E%hibit A).     The applicant is requesting that an exemption

      be granted for 1978 and older gasoline powered vehicles with

      conventional carburetors.

I1.   System Description

      The "Envirnonmental Fuel Saver" device consists of a spacer

      plate containing a wire . mesh and a heated element.   The spacer

      plate is installed between the carburetor and the intake manifold.

      The applicant claims that the system helps atomize the fuel

      and promotes evaporation.

I11. System Evaluation

      The applicant submitted CYS—75 data obtained at Olson Engineering,

      15512 Commerce Lane, Huntington Beach, California; a recognized

      vehicle emisston laboratory.    The tests were run on a 1975 Chevrolet

      Monte Carlo, 350—¥8 engine, with automatic transmission and 55,791

      miles.   The results were as follows:.

                          Baseline         With Device
                           gm/mi             gm/mi

     HC                  0.55                0.45

     CO                   6.77               1.86

     NOx                  1.65               1.36

     Econonmy °          13.57 mi/gal       13.57 mi/gal

The applicant also submitted Highway Driving Cycle tests on the

same vehicle with the following results.

                         Baseline          With Device
                           gn/mi             gm/mi

     HC                   0.15               0.06

     CO                   1.15               0.03

     NOx                   =                  —

     Economy             20.9 mi/gal        21.5 mi/gal

The Air Resources Board Laboratory performed confirmatory tests on a

1970 Chevrolet Impala; 350—V8 engine with automatic transmission

and 77,400 miles.   The results were as follows:

                      Cold Starts CVS—I1

                          Baseline         With Device
                           gm/mi             gr/mi

     HC                   3.34               3.50

     cCO               _ 51.37              41 .97

    NOx                   3.98               4 .20

     Economy             13.4 mi/gal        13.:4 mi/gal

                              Highway Cycle

                                        gr/mi           gr/mi
           HC                          2.34             2.39

           Co                      42.72               44.52
           NOx                         4.77             4.29            —
           Economy                 19.2 mi/gal         19.2 gtm m/f*’
      Based on the above tests, the staff believes there is no signi—

      ficant increase in emissions or fuel economy.

IV.   Manufacturer‘s Claims

      The manufacturer has made . unsubstantiated claims regarding vehicle

      emissions, fuel economy and engine effeciency.     He has been advised

      that he may not use in any of his verbal or written

      sales efforts.

      Conclusion and Recommendations

      Based on tfie above tests and prior experience with similar devices,

      the staff is of the opinion that fhe device will not result in an

      increase in emissions when installed on gasoline powered vehicles

      using conventional carburetors.     The staff therefore recommends

      that VK Manufactoring Inc. be granted an exemption, by Executive

      Order D—84,, for its "Environmental Fuel Saver" device from the

      prohibitions of Vehicle Code Section 27156 for 1978 and older

      model gasoline powered yehicles using conventional carburetors.

Document Created: 2005-09-01 12:44:29
Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:44:29

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