Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on November 4, 1975.
As of Friday, September 20th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Models
1976 and older model-year vehicles.

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-9-3
  • Executive Order 9-3 / D9-3
  • ARB # D-9-3
  • Executive Order No: D-9-3
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-9-3
  • Resolution D-9-3
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Download: Executive Order D-9-3 PDF

D-9-3 Document:



                          State of California
                          AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                         EXECUTIVE ORDER D—9—3
              Relating to Exemptions under Section 27156
                         of the Vehicle Code

                        BALL—MATIC CORPORATION
                       "BALL—MATIC AIR INJECTOR"
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 39023 of
the Health and Safety Code;

IT IS ORDERED AND RESOLVED:   That the installation of the "Ball—Matic
Air Injector" device manufactured and marketed by Balli—Matic Corporation of
874 North Main Street, Orange, California 92668 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 1976 and older model—year vehicles.

This device consists of an air modulating vaive with a filter and is
inserted between the PCV valve and the intake manifold. The valve permits
a small amount of additional air to enter the PCV line. This device can
be identified by the name "Ball—Matic Air injector" permanently stamped
at the bottom of the device housing.

This Executive Order is valid provided that installation instructions
for this device will not recommend tuning the vehicle to specifications
different than 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 the 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.

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 CONSTITUTE A CERTIFICATION, ACCREDITATION,
APPROVAL, OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF ENDORSEMENT BY THE AIR RESOURCES BOARD OF
ANY CLAIMS OF THE APPLICANT CONCERNING ANTI—POLLUTION BENEFITS OR ANY
ALLEGED BENEFITS OF THE "BALL—MATIC AIR INJECTOR" DEVICE.


"BALL—MATIC AIR INJECTOR                                  EXECUTIVE ORDER D~9—3



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 unlawful, untrue
of misleading advertising, and Section 17534 makes violation punishable as
a misdemeanor.

Sections 39130 and 39184 of the Health and Safety Code provide as follows:

     "39130. No person shall install, sell, offer for sale, or advertise,
     or, except in an application to the board for certification of a
     device, represent, any device as a motor vehicle pollution control
     device unless that device has been certified by the board. No
     person shall selt, offer for sale, advertise, or represent any motor
     vehicle polilution control device as a certified device which, in
     fact, is not a certified device. Any violation of this section is
     a misdemeanor."

     "39184. (a) No person shall install, sell, offer for sale, or adver—
     tise, or, except in an application to the board for accreditation 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
     accredited by the board. No person shall sell, offer for sale, adver—
     tise, or represent any motor vehicle pollution control device as an
     accredited device which, in fact, is not an accredited 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.

Executive Order D—9—2, dated September 22, 1975, is superseded and of no
further force and effect.


Executed at Sacramento, California, this     * t[« day of November, 1975.



                                           WILLIAM H. LEWIS, JR.
                                           Executive Officer


                                 State of California

                                 AIR RESOURCES BOARD


                                   November 18, 1975
                  Addendur: to the Staff Report Dated September 10, 1975

                      Evaluation of the Gall—Matic Corporation
                   "ball—Matic Air Injector" device for Compliance
                    with the Requirements of Section 27156 of the
                               California Vehicle Code °

       Introduction
       The ball—Matic Corporation of 1429 Palo Loma, Orange, California 92668

       has submitted an application requesting an extension of a previously

       granted exemption from the prohibitions of Section 27156 of the

       California Vehicle Code for the "Ball—Matic Air Injector" for 1976 and

       older model—year vehicles.      Section 27156 of the Vehicle Code prohibits
       the advertisement, sale, and installation of any device or mechanism

       which reduces the effectiveness of the motor vehicle emission control

       sys tem.

       The Air Resources Board (ARE) staff had evaluated this device previously

      _(Staff Report dated September 10, 1975) and found the device had no adverse

       effects on the emission control system.         Executive Order D—9—2 was issued

       on September 22, 1975 to Ball—Matic Corporation for its "Ball—Matic Air

       Injector" for 1975 and older model—year vehicles.          The applicant has

       requested that this exemption be extended to include the 1976 model year

       vehicles (Exhibit A) .


II.    System Description and Function

       The "Ball—Matic‘"‘ device consists of a filter, plastic ball, spring, and

       a metal housing with ports used to insert the device between the PCV

       valve and carburetor.      The name "Lall—Matic Air Injector" is printed


Evaluation of the Ball—Matic Corporation
"Ball—Matic Air. Injector" device for Compliance
with the Requirements of Section 27156 of the
California Vehicle Code                                        November 18, 1975



     on a durable label pasted to the bottom of the device housing.      According

     to the applicant, this device is designed to improve fuel economy and

     engine performance.


     The device has a modulating poppet which meters the quantity of air

     bleed into the engine.    Engine manifold vacuum determines the degree

     of poppet opening.    Maximum air flow occurs at low vacuum (high speed

     and wide open throttle) and minimum flow occurs at high vacuum (idle
     and deceleration).    When the engine is not operating, the poppet is

     in the open position.


III. System Evaluation

     The applicant states that there is no change in the unit or its application.
     Emission tests made by the ARB laboratory an a 1975 Pinto, a Vega and a

     Datsun did not show a significant increase in emissitons.     Bench flow tests
     on the vaive showed a maximum flow rate of 0.1 cublic feet a minute.      This
     flow rate has been determined to have no significant effect on emissions

     (See staff report dated September 10, 1975).

     The 1976 vehicle emission control systems are basically the same as the 1975

     systems.   Since the device has not been changed, the test data and other

     éngineering considerations applied to the 1975 model vehicles will also be

     valid for the 1976 models.       The staff has no basis upon which to deny the

    | request of the applicant and concurs that the device will not increase emissions

     from the 1976 model vehiciles.


Lvaluation of the Gall—Matic Corporation
"ball—Matic Air Injector" device for Compliance
with the Requirements of Section 27156 of the —                         ,     .
California Vehicle Code             '                 o_   _ November 18, 1975 _



IV.   Conc]usfons and Recommendations             .        e        e   S     _
      The staff is of the opinion that the installation ofvtfiis.de!1§é w0u1d

      not affect the performance of the emission control system.   Therefore.

      the staff recommends that the Ball—Matic Corporation exenption_fram

      the provisions of Section 27156 of the Vehicle Code be extended to
      include the 1976 model year vehicles.


      The staff recommends adoption of Executive Order D—9—3 and rescinding
      Executive Order G—9—2.



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Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:45:02

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