Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on July 2, 1998.
As of Sunday, December 16th, 2018 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModelsModification
11.1500, 27.0007, 51.3003, 61.301991-98 NSX, 1994-98 Integra, 1996-98 CL, 1993-98 Accord, 1992-98 Civic EX, and 1992-98 Prelude. The following close coupled catalyst engine families are excluded from this Executive Order: 1996 model-year, THN1.6VJG2EK, THN1.6VJG3EK, THN1.6VJGKGK, THN2.2VJG2EK, THN2.5VJGKEK, 1997 model-year, VHN1.6VJG2EK, VHN1.6VJG3EK, VHN1.6VJGKGK, VHN2.2VJG2EK, VHN2.5VJGKEK, 1998 model-year, WHNXV01.6CA3, WHNXV01.6JL2, WHNXV01.6KA4, and WHNXV02.5GA1.The Performance Header System is a long tube style header manufactured out of 16 gage stainless steel tubing. The location of the oxygen sensor is at the collector, similar to the stock configuration. On vehicles were the existing oxygen sensor wire loom does not reach the new oxygen sensor location, Comptech will provide a wire loom extension that will plug into the factory connector.

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-455
  • Executive Order 455 / D455
  • ARB # D-455
  • Executive Order No: D-455
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-455
  • Resolution D-455
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Download: Executive Order D-455 PDF

D-455 Document:



                                                                                      (Page 1 of 2)

                                           State of California
                                      AIR RESOURCES BOARD


                                      EXECUTIVE ORDER D—455
                              Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                                           of the Vehicle Code


                                     COMPTECH MACHINE
                                 PERFORMANCE HEADER SYSTEM


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 39515 and Section 39516 of the Health
and Safety Code and Executive Order G—45—9;

IT IS ORDERED AND RESOLVED: That the installation of the Performance Header System,
manufactured and marketed by Comptech Machine, 4717 Golden Foothill Parkway, EL Dorado Hills,
California 95762 has been found not to reduce the effectiveness of the applicable vehicle pollution
control system and, therefore, is exempt from the prohibitions of Section 27156 of the Vehicle Code for
the following Honda Motor Company vehicles listed, excluding any vehicle originally equipped with a
close coupled catalyst:

                Model—Year              Model                    Part Number
                1991—98                 NSX                      11.1500
                1994—98                 Integra                  27.0007
                1996—98                 CL                       51.3003
                1993—98                 Accord                   61.3000
                1992—98                 Civic EX                 61.3010
                1992—98                 Prelude                  61.3020

The following close coupled catalyst engine families are excluded from this Executive Order: 1996
model—year, THN1.6VJG2EK, THN1.6VJG3EK, THNI.6VJGKGK, THN2.2VJG2EK,
THN2.SVJGKEK, 1997 model—year, VHN1.6VJG2EK, VHN1.6VJG3EK, VHN1.6VJGKGK,
VHN2.2VJG2EK, VHN2.SVJGKEK, 1998 model—year, WHNXVO1.6CA3, WHNXVO1.6JL2,
WHNXVO1.6KA4, and WHNXVO2.5GA1.

The Performance Header System is a long tube style header manufactured out of 16 gage stainless steel
tubing. The location of the oxygen sensor is at the collector, similar to the stock configuration. On
vehicles were the existing oxygen sensor wire loom does not reach the new oxygen sensor location,
Comptech will provide a wire loom extension that will plug into the factory connector.

This Executive Order is valid provided that the installation instructions for the Performance Header
System will not recommend tuning the vehicle to specifications different from those of the Honda Motor
Company.

Changes made to the design or operating conditions of the Performance Header System, as exempt by the
Air Resources Board, which adversely affect the performance of the vehicle‘s pollution control system
shall invalidate this Executive Order.


COMPTECH MACHINE                                                          Executive Order D—455
Performance Header System                                                 (Page 2 of 2)




Marketing of the Performance Header System using any identification other than that shown in this
Executive Order or marketing of the Performance Header System 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 the Performance Header System shall not be construed as exemption to
sell, offer for sale, or advertise any component of the kit as an individual device.

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

This Executive Order is granted based on the following submitted emissions test data on a 1998 Honda
Accord certified to a Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) emission standard:
                      NMOG      CO      NOX
Standards             0.075     3.4     0.2
device w/ dfs         0.033     0.7     0.1

Test results showed that tailpipe emissions with the Performance Header System installed on the vehicle
met the vehicle‘s applicable emission standard during Cold Start CVS—75 Federal Test Procedure. This
Executive Order is also based on On Board Diagnostic II (OBD II) testing conducted on the same 1998
LEV Accord. Test data showed that the Performance Header System when installed on the vehicle did not
affect the vehicle‘s ability to perform its OBD II monitoring.

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 COMPTECH MACHINE‘S PERFORMANCE HEADER SYSTEM .

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 ofany 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 after hearing that grounds for revocation exist.

Executed at El Monte, California, this oA 4+   day of July 1998.




                                        R. B. Summerfield, Chief
                                        Mobile Source Operations Division



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

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