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Do I need to use synthetic or regular oil? Sometimes I use it synthetic because the salesman tells me its better. However I am on a tight budget and was wondering if I really need it, for my 2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse

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Which ever oil ou use you should stick with it. Changing back and forth is not good. Synthetic oil is better but more expensive. Regular oil is cheaper, but you need to change it more often. Choise is yours, what ever you choose stick with it and stay on schedule. Oil is cheap insurance against engine failure, which is really expensive. Hope this helps.

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Once you have used synthetic oil in your car it is not good to switch back. i would suggest you keep with the synthetic. that could create more expensive problems.

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Nope
regular will work just as good.

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