OK...the surgery went better than expected (it worked). A lot of my projects end up with one or more of us wringing our hands, gnashing teeth, excessive beer drinking, etc.
This actually worked the first time...just follow the instructions on the Honda-Tech link above...NO MORE CEL! Turned out the coolant sensor was bad as well (thanks to Erik for that tip), and we replaced plug wires and dist. cap too.
Runs like a top, idles where it's supposed to (no hunting) and the VTec kicks in around 3500rpm. That extra 37HP DOES give it a little more zip...now I just need to keep saying the Gassavers mantra, and keep my foot out of it. Last tank was in the high 30s, I know I can hit the 40s with a little more mental conditioning.
Supposed to get my rebuilt cat converter back for my `04 Insight tomorrow, so ALL of our cars will be driveable at once! THAT hasn't happened for a while.......