Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on November 1, 2001.
As of Sunday, December 9th, 2018 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

ModelsModificationRemarks
1991-2002 Acura NSX 3.0/3.2LWire loom extensionO2 sensors in stock locations

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-455-12
  • Executive Order 455-12 / D455-12
  • ARB # D-455-12
  • Executive Order No: D-455-12
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-455-12
  • Resolution D-455-12
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Download: Executive Order D-455-12 PDF

D-455-12 Document:



                                    State of California
                                AIR RESOURCES BOARD



                              EXECUTIVE ORDER D—455—12

                       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 (ARB) 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, CA 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 Honda Motor Corporation
vehicles listed in Exhibit A. Vehicles certified to Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle
Standards (SULEV), or originally equipped with a close coupled catalyst, are
excluded.

The Performance Header System is made up of a short tube style header and
connecting Y—pipe manufactured out of 16 gauge stainless steel tubing. The location
of the oxygen sensor is at the collector, similar to the stock configuration. On
vehicles where 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 vehicle manufacturer.

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

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.


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

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 ARB. 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 2000 Acura TL certified to the Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV) emission
standards:

                   NMOG       CQ       NQOx     HCHO

Standards          0.040     1.7      0.2      0.008
Device w/ dfs      0.034     0.3      0.1      0.001

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 an
examination of the On—Board Diagnostic Il (OBD—II) system of the vehicle in the modified
configuration. 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.

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 Title 13, California
Code of Regulations, Section 2222, et seq.

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 INTAKE AIR BOX KIT.

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.


         COMPTECH MACHINE — PERFORMANCE HEADER SYSTEM — D—455—12


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Violation of any 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 is made
after the hearing that grounds for revocation exist.


Executed at El Monte, California, this _/ *T      day of November 2001.




                                      %                    _ For
                                      R.B      mmerfield, Chief
                                       Mobile Source Operations Division




        COMPTECH MACHINE — PERFORMANCE HEADER SYSTEM — D—455—12


                        Exhibit
                      (E.0. D455—12)

      Model—Year         Model           Eng. Disp.


      1991—2002          NSX            3.0/3.2L
      2000—2002          $—2000         2.OL
      2000—2002          CL             3.2L
      2001—2002          CL—S           3.2L
      1999—2002          TL             3.2L
      2002               TL—S           3.2L
      1993—2002          Accord         3.O0L
      1997—2002          CRV            2.OL
      2001—2002          MDX            3.5L
      1996—2002          RL             3.5L




COMPTECH MACHINE — PERFORMANCE HEADER SYSTEM — D—455—12



Document Created: 2005-09-01 12:40:30
Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:40:30

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