There is an oil leak into the air filter only on one side (driver's front?). My husband did an engine compression check, and everything was great. He thought it may be a clogged valve (I can't find the paper on which I wrote the one, sorry. Maybe it was a PCV valve?), but a friend and his Honda repair buddy said there wasn't one on my car. We can't find our repair manual to see if they are correct.
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check for vacuum leaks. You can do this with a can of carb spray but please be careful as it is flammable! if the ignition wires are leaking and you hit them with carb spray you will start the engine on fire!
The safer alternative is to have the engine "smoked" for vacuum leaks. This is done with a smoker. Any place that is leaking you will see smoke.
A trained ear will also be able to hear a leak.
If no leaks are found try unplugging the MAF sensor. Is is in the air tube next to the air filter box. If performance improves try cleaning it with some MAF sensor cleaner. If that doesn't work than you may need to replace it.
Sounds like the engine isn't getting enough gas or air when it slows down at a stop. This could be that the idle has degraded and needs to be increased. It could be as simple as a clogged fuel line or filter or the air filter. Check the filters first since that is an easy DIY task. If that isn't it you will likely need a garage to look at the idle.
being a certified mechanic has its advantages. there are multiple causes for that problem: lack of air or lack of fuel.
make sure the air filter is mostly clean.
check throttle plate (where air filter tube goes into motor), most likely black with soot and carbon. clean with tooth brush and gas, wipe off with clean rag. repeat ultil CLEAN.
low air flow past plate when closed (idle) will cause stall condition.
dirty throttle body is a common problem with lots of cars. causes engine stall.
dirty fuel filter will also cause this problem.. low fuel pressure at idle.
I also believe that your car is equipped with an idle air control valve. (regulates a bypassed air flow to motor at idle) this valve may be stopped up or non-functional. have local shop take a look, but there are ways to check valve if you consider yourself mechanically inclined
I just got done with this same problem. Check a small looped vacuum hose just behind the mass air flow sensor which is attached to the air filter housing. the hose will be toward the plenom on the right side next to a blue connector. They have a tendency of getting soft.
Have the oil pressure tested with an accurate mechanical gauge. often the sending unit goes bad, but without testing it could cost you an engine before you find the problem. If the mechanical gauge shows same low readings, you have internal engine wear (likely worn crank/rod bearings) Then, it's your decision on whether to drive it till it expires, repair it or buy a new vehicle.