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Valid E.O.

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This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on October 29, 2002.
As of Saturday, August 24th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

ModelsModificationRemarks
2002-2003 Acura RSX 2.0LReplace stock exhaust manifoldO2 sensors in stock locations

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-455-17
  • Executive Order 455-17 / D455-17
  • ARB # D-455-17
  • Executive Order No: D-455-17
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-455-17
  • Resolution D-455-17
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D-455-17 Document:



                                  State of California
                              AIR RESOURCES BOARD



                            EXECUTIVE ORDER D—455—17

                     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 (attached). Vehicles certified to Super Ultra Low
Emission Vehicle Standards (SULEV), or originally equipped with a close coupled
catalyst, are excluded.

For the RSX and Civic (2002 and 2003 model years only) models listed in Exhibit A, the —
Performance Header System is made up of a one—piece, short tube style header
manufactured out of 16 gauge stainless steel tubing. Individual cylinder tubes transfer
the exhaust gases into a collector tube. For all other vehicle models in Exhibit A, 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. In both cases, the
location(s) of the oxygen sensor(s) are unchanged from the original 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.

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 2002 RSX Type—$S certified to the Low Emission Vehicle II (LEV II) emission
standards:

Cold Start CVS—75 Federal Test Procedure

                  NMOG | CO            NOx      HCHO

Standards         0.075      3.4     0.05     0.015
Device w/ dfs     0.046      1.1     0.03     0.001



Supplemental Federal Test Procedure (USO6 Cycle)

                  NMHC+NOx           CO

Standards             0.14           8.0
Device                0.02           1.6



Test results showed that tailpipe emissions with the Performance Header System
installed on the vehicle met the vehicle‘s applicable emission standard during the Cold
Start CVS—75 Federal Test Procedure and the SFTP USO6 cycle. This Executive Order


is also based on an examination of the On—Board Diagnostic II (OBD—I1) 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 !I 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 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 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 Z7fl/ day of October 2002.




                                       Allepf#yons, Chief
                                       Mobile Source Operations Division




         COMPTECH MACHINE — PERFORMANCE HEADER SYSTEM — D—455—17



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                        Exhibit A

                     (E.0. D—455—17)

     Model—Year         Model           Eng. Disp.

     2002—2003          RSX             2.OL
     2002—2003          RSX Type—S      2.OL
     1992—2003          Civic EX        1.8L
     2002—2003          Civic DX        1.8L
     1999—2000          Civic Si        1.6L
     1991—2003          NSX             3.0/3.2L
     2000—2003          $—2000          2.OL
     1997—2003          CL              2.0/3.0/3.2L
     2001—2003          CL—S            3.2L
     1999—2003          TL              3.2L
     2002—2003          TL—S            3.2L
     1993—2003          Accord          3.OL
     1997—2003          CRV             2.OL
     2001—2003          MDX             3.5L
     1996—2003          RL              3.5L
     1999—2003          Odyssey         3.5L
     1992—2001          Prelude         2.2L
     1991—1995          Legend          3.5L.
     1994—2001          Integra         1.8L




COMPTECH MACHINE — PERFORMANCE HEADER SYSTEM — D—455—17



Document Created: 2005-09-01 12:39:53
Document Modified: 2005-09-01 12:39:53

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