Approval Details

Valid E.O.

Validity

This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on May 24, 1999.
As of Saturday, June 15th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModelsModificationRemarks
11.15001991-99 NSXThe 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, WHNXV02.5GA1, and 1999 model-year, XHNXV01.6CA3. The following Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV) engine family is excluded from this Executive Order: 1999 model-year, XHNXVO2.3PL4.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 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 may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-455-3
  • Executive Order 455-3 / D455-3
  • ARB # D-455-3
  • Executive Order No: D-455-3
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-455-3
  • Resolution D-455-3
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Download: Executive Order D-455-3 PDF

D-455-3 Document:



                                                                                            (Page 1 of 2)

                                                State of California
                                            AIR RESOURCES BOARD


                                           EXECUTIVE ORDER D—455—3
                                    Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                                                 of the Vehicle Code


                                           COMPTECH MACHINE
                                       PERFORMANCE HEADER SYSTEM


Pursuantto the authority vested in the Air Resources Board by Section 27156 of the Vehicle Code; and

Pursuantto the authority vested in the undersigned by Section 39515 and Section 39516 ofthe 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—99                   NSX                      111500
                 1994—99                   Integra                  27.0007
                 1996—99                   CL                       51.3003
                 1993—99                   Accord                   61.3000
                 1992—99                   Civic EX                 61.3010
                 1992—99                   Prelude                  61.3020
                 1999                      TL —                     51.3006
                 1999                      Odyssey                  61.3017

The following close coupled catalyst engine families are excluded from this Executive Order: 1996 model—year,
THNLGVJG2EK, THN1L.6VJG3EK, THN1.6VJGKGK, THN2.2VJG2EK, THN2.5VJGKEK, 1997 model—year,
VHNL6GVJG2EK, VHNL.6VJG3EK, VHNL6VJGKGK, VHN2.2VJG2EK, VHN2.5VJGKEK, 1998 model—
year, WHNXVO1L.6CA3, WHNXVOL6JL2, WHNXVO1.6KA4, WHNXVO2.5GA1, and 1999 model—year,
XHNXVOL6CA3.

The following Ultra—Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV) engine family is excluded from this Executive Order: 1999
model—year, XHNXVO2.3PL4

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 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 shall not apply to any Comptech Machine Performance Header System advertised, offered
for sale, or sold with or installed on, a motor vehicle prior to or concutrent with transfer to an ultimate purchaser.

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.


COMPTECH MACHINE                                                           Executive Order D—455—3
Performance Header System                                                  (Page 2 of 2)




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.

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 ofthe
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
roay 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     34       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 MACHINES 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 after hearing that
grounds for revocation exist.

Executive Order D—455, dated July, 1998, is superseded and of no further force and effect.

Executed at El Monte, California, this cA ‘/ day of May 1999.




                                        R. B. Summerfield, Chief
                                        Mobile Source Operations Division



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

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