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1998 MAZDA 626 OIL LIGHT COMES ON INTERMITTANTLY JIFFY LUBE TRIED TO TELL ME THAT IT IS BEACAUSE OF ENGINE SLUDGE BUILD UP AND THEY COULD FLUSH THE ENGINE TO CORRECT THE PROBLEM, I'M NOT BUYING IT....PLEASE ADVISE

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Not that I buy all that jiffylube sells, but with that year model it is possible.

But it is something that you should beable to fix yourself.

Buy a can of Berryman B-12 (any autoparts or wal-mart) and add to your oil prior to an oil change. (about 10-15 minutes) DO NOT DRIVE THE CAR WITH THIS IN OIL.

Do the oil change as usual and see if that doesn't help you out.

This is a 3.00 oil flush...verses their 25.00 one

I recommend that you do this everyother time you change the oil to help control the buildup in the engine....

Posted on Aug 13, 2008

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