A New Way to Lube My Idle Air Control Valve (Honda Civic 1999, D15B Engine).

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Introduction: A New Way to Lube My Idle Air Control Valve (Honda Civic 1999, D15B Engine).

About: Update 12 September 2017: A very special thanks to Sam Elder, a manager here at Instructables, who tracked down the cause of my lost publications and fixed the issue. Take a bow Sam!

Previously I used to remove the air filter and spray powerlube into the idle air port. Now I decided to try a new approach.

Step 1: Removing the Stator.

The connector I unclipped then the two screws holding the stator were removed. Once out you can see the bare rotor that turns the valve.

Step 2: Lubing!

A few squirts of powerlube onto the rotor and the stator cavity is all that is needed.

Step 3: Completion!

Once I mounted back the stator, I let it soak for half hour. When the car was started the idle was much smoother.

Not bad for a 5 minutes job.

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