OP, just curious: I'm getting my IM ordered now, but I'm a little stumped on one thing. On the acura IM cover, there is also an actuator bypass valve that is pictured as well, but it is not included on the parts diagram for the 2008 honda cover. It is also not pictured in either parts assembly for the intake manifold itself. Is that a necessary piece?
Nope not necessary. The problem is that the opening and closing of the actuator valve is not coded in the j32a2 ECU. Therefore, we had decided to run the Honda IM cover and it hasn't been an issue.