Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on December 14, 2006.
As of Saturday, August 24th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModels
220-0601991-1994 NSX

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-455-26
  • Executive Order 455-26 / D455-26
  • ARB # D-455-26
  • Executive Order No: D-455-26
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-455-26
  • Resolution D-455-26
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Download: Executive Order D-455-26 PDF

D-455-26 Document:



                                     State of California
                                AIR RESOURCES BOARD


                              EXECUTIVE ORDER D—455—26

                      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—02—003;

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 1991 through 2007 model year
Honda Motor Corporation vehicles listed in Exhibit A (attached). Vehicles originally
equipped with a close coupled catalyst are excluded.

For the RSX and Civic (2002 through 2004 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.


         COMPTECH MACHINE — PERFORMANCE HEADER SYSTEM — D—455—26


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 Only)

                   NMHCG+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 I! (OBD—I!) 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.

          COMPTECH MACHINE — PERFORMANCE HEADER SYSTEM — D—455—26


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 APPLLCANT 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 _/ é/ day of December 2006.




                                       Annette Hebert, Chief
                                       Mobile Source Operations Division




         COMPTECH MACHINE — PERFORMANCE HEADER SYSTEM —— D—455—26


                         Exhibit A
                      (E.0. # D—455—26)

Year        Model                 Disp.     Part No.
1991—1994   NSX                    3.0 L    220—060
1995—1999   NSX                    3.2 L    220—011
2000—2005   NSX                    3.2 L    220—012
1992—2000   Civic DX, EX           1.6 L    210—021
1999—2000   Civic Si               1.6 L    210—020
2002—2005   Civic Si               2.0 L.   210—022
2006—2007   Civic Si               2.0 L    210—035
1994—1999   Integra GSR            1.8 L    210—002
1994—2001   Integra LS,RS,GS       1.8 L    210—001
1997—2001   Integra Type R         1.8 L    210—001
2000—2001   Integra GSR            1.8 L    210—001
1997—2000   CRV                    2.0 L    210—030
2000—2007   $2000                  2.0 L    210—040
2002—2006   RSX                    2.0 L    210—022
2002—2006   RSX—S                  2.0 L    210—050
2004—2007   TSX                    2.4 L    210—060
1999—2003   TL,TL—S                3.2 L    220—042
2001—2003   CL,CL—S                3.2 L    220—042
1998—2002   Accord V6              3.0 L    220—042
2001—2002   MDX                    3.5 L    NPN
1996—2004   RL                     3.5 L    NPN
1999—2003   Odyssey                3.5 L    NPN
1991—1995   Legend                 3.5 L    NPN



Document Created: 2007-01-17 10:30:50
Document Modified: 2007-01-17 10:30:50

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