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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....

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