My car is the same as the MItsusbish Eclipse 1992. My engine , 130,000 miles has developed ticking that my mechanic says is internal, possibly, in the valve train. He said life of the engine is up in the air…could be a week or 10 years. ( I drive 3K a year) . There also some minor leaks. What type of oil should I use… 10/30 or 10/40 . Synthetic , conventional or hybrid ? I am inclined to use synthetic for best protection…have used all three in the past but primarily hybrid in the last 5 years.
2nd question: In the newspapers , it is common after an accident to say " was not wearing a seat belt" … but I have never read “air bag did not deploy” or even a mention of air bags …why?
Thank you for your expertise . - Tom