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Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on March 16, 1999.
As of Sunday, December 9th, 2018 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModelsModification
5050001992 to 1998 Honda 1.6L Civics EXs, excluding all Civics that have been certified to any of the low emission vehicle exhaust emission standardsLong tube style header manufactured out of 16 gage mild steel tubing

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-436-5
  • Executive Order 436-5 / D436-5
  • ARB # D-436-5
  • Executive Order No: D-436-5
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-436-5
  • Resolution D-436-5
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Download: Executive Order D-436-5 PDF

D-436-5 Document:



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                                          State of California
                                     AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                                   EXECUTIVE ORDER D—436—5
                             Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                                          of the Vehicle Code

                              STEVE MILLEN SPORTPARTS, INC.
                          STILLEN HONDA HEADER, PART NO. 505000


Pursuant to the authority vested in the Air Resources Board (ARB) 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—9;

IT IS ORDERED AND RESOLVED: That installation of the Stillen Honda Header, manufactured
by Steve Millen Sportparts, Inc. of 3176 Airway Avenue, Costa Mesa, California 92626, has been
found not to reduce the effectiveness ofthe applicable vehicle pollution control system, and therefore,
the Stillen Honda Header, part no. 505000, is exempt from the prohibitions of Section 27156 of the
Vehicle Code for installation on 1992—1998 model—year 1.6 liter Honda Civic Ex‘s. exemption
                                                                                         This
any
Civics certifd Jow—emis ion vehicl emission
standards.

This exemption is based on an emission test conducted by Steve Millen Sportparts, Inc. on a 1997
model—year 1.6 liter Civic EX. Steve Millen Sportparts, Inc. submitted the following Cold—Start
CVS—75 Federal Test Procedure emission results:

                                           NMHC         co          NOx
                                           per
             With Header                   0.164        2.819       0.364
             DF—Applied                    0.197        3.335       0.364
             50,000 Mile Standards         0.25         3.4         0.4



The test data show that the Stillen Honda Header, part no. 505000, did not adversely affect the
exhaust emissions of the 1997 model—year Honda Civic EX. The same emissions impact is expected
when the Stillen Honda Header is installed on the vehicles for which the exemption is requested.

This Executive Order is valid provided that installation instructions for the Stillen Honda Header not
recommend tuning the vehicles to specifications different from those of the vehicle manufacturer.


STEVE MILLEN SPORTPARTS, INC.                                   EXECUTIVE ORDER D—436—5
STILLEN HONDA HEADER                                            (Page 2 of2)
PART NO. 505000


Changes made to the design or operating conditions ofthe Stillen Honda Header, as exempt by the
ARB, which adversely affect the performance ofthe vehicles‘ pollution control system shall
invalidate this Executive Order.

Marketing of the Stillen Honda Header using identification other than that shown in this Executive
Order or for an application other than those listed in this Executive Order shall be prohibited unless
prior approvalis obtained from the ARB.

In addition to the foregoing, the 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 California Code of Regulations, Title 13, Section 2222, et seq.

This Executive Order does not constitute any opinion as to the effect the use of the Stillen Honda
Header may have on any warranty either expressed or implied by the vehicle manufacturer.

This Executive Order shall not apply to any Stillen Honda Header advertised, offered for sale, or
sold with or installed on a motor vehicle prior to or concurrent with transfer to an ultimate purchaser.

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 ANTT—
POLLUTION BENEFITS OR ANY ALLEGED BENEFITS OF STEVE MILLEN SPORTPARTS,
INC.‘S STILLEN HONDA HEADER, PART NO. 505000.

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.            —

Violation of any of the above conditions shall be grounds for revocation ofthis Executive Order. The
Executive Order may be revoked only after a ten—day written notice ofintention to revoke the
Executive Order, in which period the holder of the Executive 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 Executive Order may not be revoked until a determination after the
hearing that grounds for revocation exist.

Executed at El Monte, California, this




                                         R. B, Summerfield, Chief
                                         Mobile Source Operations Division


                                              State of California
                                         AIR RESOURCES BOARD




                    EVALUATION OF STEVE MILLEN SPORTPARTS, INC.‘S
                         STILLEN HONDA HEADER, PART NO. 505000
                FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS OF VEHICLE CODE
             SECTION 27156 IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 2222, TITLE 13 OF THE
                            CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS




                                                 March 1999




                                                      by

                                      Mobile Source Operations Division
                                          Aftermarket Parts Section
                                            9528 Telstar Avenue
                                          El Monte, CA 91731—2990


(This report has been reviewed by the staff of the California Air Resources Board and approved for
publication. Approval does not signify that the contents necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Air
Resources Board nor does the mention oftrade names or commercial products constitute endorsement or
recommendation for use.)


                                            SUMMARY

         Steve Millen Sportparts, Inc. (Steve Millen) of 3176 Airway Avenue, Costa Mesa,

California 92626 has applied for an exemption from the prohibitions of Section 27156 of the

California Vehicle Code for their Stillen Honda Header, part no. 505000. The Honda Header is

designed for use on 1992—1998 model—year 1.6 liter Honda Civic EX‘s.

V        Based on the test results submitted by Steve Millen, staff concludes that their headers, part

no. 505000, will not adversely affect the exhaust emissions or the on—board diagnostic monitoring

systems ofthe vehicles for which the exemption is requested. This vehicle application excludes all

vehicles that have been certified to any ofthe low—emission vehicle exhaust emission standards,

including Transitional Low—Emission Vehicle and Low—Emission Vehicle emission standards.

         Staff recommends that Steve Millen be granted an exemption for their headers as requested

and that Executive Order No. D—436—5 be issued.


                                         Page Number



SUMMARY

CONTENTS                                       1

I.    INTRODUCTION

II.   CONCLUSION

HL    RECOMMENDATION

IV.   DEVICE DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION

v.    DEVICE EVALUATION AND DISCUSSION




                                  i1


                                           State of California
                                      AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                EVALUATION OF STEVE MILLEN SPORTPARTS, INC.‘S
                     STILLEN HONDA HEADER, PART NO. 505000
            FOR EXEMPTION FROM THE PROHIBITIONS OF VEHICLE CODE
         SECTION 27156 IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 2222, TITLE 13 OF THE
                        CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS


I.       INTRODUCTION

         Steve Millen Sportparts, Inc. (Steve Millen) of 3176 Airway Avenue, Costa Mesa,

California 92626 has applied for an exemption from the prohibitions of Section 27156 ofthe

California Vehicle Code for their Stillen Honda Header, bart no. 505000. The Honda Header is

designed for installation on 1992—1998 model—year 1.6 liter Honda Civic EX‘s. Steve Millen has

submitted all the required information including drawings and installation instructions for their

headers. Steve Millen has also submitted CVS—75 Federal Test Procedure emission test results and

on—board diagnostic (OBD II) system test results for evaluation.




IL       CONCLUSION

         Based on the test data submitted by Steve Millen, staff concludes that Steve Millen‘s Honda

Header, part no. 505000, will not adversely affect the exhaust emissions or the OBD II monitoring

systems of the vehicles for which the exemption is requested.




HL       RECOMMENDATION

         The staff recommends that Steve Millen be granted an exemption as requested, permitting

advertisement, sale, and installation oftheir headers, part no. 505000, on 1992—1998 model—year 1.6

liter Honda Civic EX‘s. These vehicles have been certified to California Tier—1 exhaust emission

standards (0.25 grams/mile non—methane hydrocarbons), and the applicable vehicles exclude all low—


emission vehicles, including Transitional Low—Emission and Low—Emission Vehicles.




Iv.      DESCRIPTION

         Steve Millen has designed their headers for installation on 1992—1998 model—year 1.6 liter

Honda Civic EX‘s. The purpose ofthe headers is to increase the vehicle‘s performance and power

output by reducing backpressure through use of individual tubes running from each cylinder for less

réstrictive air flow out ofthe combustion chamber.

         The original exhaust manifold/pipe assembly consists of a one—piece manifold and a Y—shape

exhaust pipe.   In the original configuration, the oxygen sensor was located at the collector outlet of

the exhaust manifold upstream of the Y—pipe. Steve Millen‘s one—piece mild steel Honda Header

replaces the stock two—piece manifold/pipe assembly. The primary tubes measure 1.5 inches in

diameter, 0.065 inches in thickness, and 30 inches in length. The four tubes merge at a common

collector with a 2—inch diameter. The header is ceramic—coated primarily for cosmetic purposes, and

the coating has no significant impact on the headers‘ heat transfer characteristics. The Honda Header

requires relocation of the oxygen sensor from the stock manifold collector (upstream of the stock

Y—pipe) to the collector end ofthe four primary pipes, approximately 14—15 inches downstream from

the original location. An extension harness, supplied by Sumitomo Wiring Systems (the OEM

supplier, or supplier to Honda, for the connector), for the oxygen sensor is used for the sensor

relocation. All other emission control systems are retained without modification.




v.       DEVICE EV AND

         Steve Millen tested a 1997 model—year 1.6 liter Civic EX (engine family VHN1.6VJGKEK;

4035 miles) for demonstration of emission compliance. Automotive Testing and Development

Services, Inc. (ATDS) in Ontario, California tested the vehicle at a test weight of 2,875 lbs. and a


horsepower of 7.5 hp. ATDS conducted one Cold—Start CVS—75 Federal Test Procedure with the

Honda Header and a diagnostic check of the vehicle‘s OBD II system.

         The following results were reported by ATDS:

                                           NMHC        CO          NOx
                                           per

            With Device                    0.164       2.819       0.364
            DF—Applied                     0.197       3.335       0.364
            50,000 Mile Standards          0.25        3.4         0.4

         Results of the emission test conducted at ATDS showed that the deteriorated exhaust

emissions ofthe vehicle with the Honda Header are below the applicable emission standards.

         The vehicle was also checked for its OBD II system status. Upon delivery to ATDS, all of

the vehicle‘s OBD II system monitors had set to complete, and no diagnostic trouble codes (DTC‘s)

were found. At the completion of the emission test, ATDS again checked the OBD II system and

found that all monitors had set to complete and that no DTC‘s were set. The vehicle was brought in

to the Haagen Smit laboratory for OBD II system confirmatory testing. Staff initially returned the

vehicle to Steve Millen and ATDS and requested a re—check of the vehicle‘s OBD II system because

the vehicle‘s oxygen sensor, catalyst, and evaporative system monitors had not set to complete.

ATDS cold—soaked and drove the vehicle and was successful in setting all of the readiness codes.

         Upon receipt of the vehicle (the second time), staff checked the on—board computer and

found that all of the monitors had set to complete and no DTC‘s were present. Staff then cleared all

of the codes and drove the vehicle in an effort to set the monitors to completion. After a short drive,

staff was able to set all of the monitors to completion except the evaporative system monitor (the

evaporative system monitor requires a cold—start for completion). Based on the above, staff

concluded that the Honda Header does not have an adverse impact on the vehicle‘s exhaust emissions

or its OBD II system.



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