Amsoil or Pennzoil, which wins Championship? Let's find out!

  • Published on: 10 June 2019
  • Amsoil Signature Series 5W-30 100% synthetic motor oil competes against Pennzoil Ultra Platinum full synthetic 5W-30 motor oil in the oil championship finale. Other brands already tested in the oil playoffs include: Mobil 1, Royal Purple, Amazon Basics, Quaker State, Lucas, Super Tech, Liqui Moly, Red Line, Kendall, Castrol, Valvoline, Motul, Penrite and Schaeffer's, all 5W-30 synthetic motor oils.

    Regarding the independent lab oil analysis reports, I had the all the oils tested by an oil testing lab. I'm not sponsored by the testing lab and I paid the normal bulk testing rate. You can view the oil analysis reports for free at

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    I purchased all of the oils tested in this video and am not sponsored by any of the brands tested, nor do I sell any of the products tested. The testing methods outlined in this video are my own and not performed using expensive oil lab testing equipment or following the ASTM, SAE or API testing standards. The three tests outlined in the video include tests for viscosity at varying temperatures, film strength, and evaporative testing. In my opinion, the testing approaches used in this video provide consumers with valuable information on choosing the right motor oil for their specific application. Hope you enjoy the rest of the video and thank you very much for supporting the channel by watching the commercials and through Patreon support.

    This video is only for entertainment purposes. If you rely on the information portrayed in this video, you assume the responsibility for the results. Project Farm LLC
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    AMSOIL INC.   5 months ago

    Wow, we are honored to receive this award! Thank you to Project Farm for putting our Signature Series Oil to the test and to the viewers for tuning in! We have enjoyed following along, and we can't wait to proudly display this awesome Trophy when it arrives!

  • Matt Greenland
    Matt Greenland   6 hours ago

    These videos are far better than ones I had seen before, good job!

  • Jose Perez
    Jose Perez   6 hours ago

    I would have love to see the Eneos pergormance

  • pfguo87
    pfguo87   12 hours ago

    Thanks for the video! Awesome info.Next up, if possible, testing which is the best motor oil filter to go along with the motor oil :)

  • Casa Del Amo
    Casa Del Amo   22 hours ago

    do a test comparing the best non-synth oils vs the best synths!!!! shoot out style

  • Casa Del Amo
    Casa Del Amo   22 hours ago

    for the cost of 1 quart Amsoil you can buy a gallon of redline

  • west_the_barber
    west_the_barber   23 hours ago

    Would love to see Amsoil OE vs Amsoil XL. I hear a lot of people say they're the same oil just in two different bottles 😝.

  • Michael Killiny
    Michael Killiny   1 days ago

    Thank you so much for the great comparison! Can you please also test Idemitsu vs Amsoil as a lot of Dealers use the Idemitsu oils

  • Secgencummins 1037
    Secgencummins 1037   1 days ago

    Blud lubricants claims to be better than Amsoil. Would love to see if it's true

  • Bryon Sparkman
    Bryon Sparkman   1 days ago

    Maybe do another video on less popular oil like nissan oil and ford motorcraft oil

  • Happy Raccoon
    Happy Raccoon   1 days ago

    In the last couple months when I click on your videos YouTube tries to force ads on me. I use ad block. This video took 12 attempts to watch as have the last few videos. Sadly I will no longer be able to watch your videos as it takes a couple of minutes of clicking out, returning to the see your video. Adieu.

  • Mike G
    Mike G   1 days ago

    Gotta say, I'm surprised by Pennzoil. I work in auto parts and always leaned towards getting(and selling) the deals on Mobil 1, but after this I'm going to give Pennzoil a spin.

  • dagodimc
    dagodimc   2 days ago

    Lástima que los mejores aceites no lleguen a México aquí solo tenemos valvoline, Castrol, motul, liqui Moly, Mobil 1 gracias me sirvieron mucho estos análisis para decidir que aceite usar, sería bueno un análisis de mejores filtros de aceite

  • Jason Woodbury
    Jason Woodbury   2 days ago

    I’d like to see both the Amsoil and Pennzoil UP tested doing 5W-30 versus 5W-20 on your wear tests. A lot of vehicles seem to recommend 5W-20 these days due to tighter bearing tolerances?

  • Mark Cowie
    Mark Cowie   2 days ago

    Now that you've finished evaluating automotive oils, it would be interesting to compare motorcycle oils. I am not sure what criteria to use since high lubricity is not desirable in wet clutch applications. They have some different additives i.e. anti-foam, etc...

  • Michael Barber
    Michael Barber   3 days ago

    Which oil boiled away the least? I have a mini and that is the biggest problem with the direct injection motors.

  • gearhead 400
    gearhead 400   3 days ago

    that's amazing how Super Tech $4.62 a quart ranks right next to Royal Purple $9.78 a quart. Marketing is expensive!

  • Woodlands World
    Woodlands World   3 days ago

    should do one of these showdowns on crank case cleaners

  • Carlos pp
    Carlos pp   3 days ago

    Hi, could you please test some Bardahl products, oils additives, etc? It's an American brand! See you from Spain

  • John Kluck
    John Kluck   3 days ago

    Would be nice to see a 2-stroke oil shoot out!

  • Julio Chavez
    Julio Chavez   3 days ago

    This is perfect, this means that you can run Pennzoil ultra platinum for your daily with confidence and amzoil for your track car.

  • Bao Nguyen
    Bao Nguyen   3 days ago

    Can you do a Motul X-Clean EFE vs Pennzoil Ultra?

  • Mark Doby
    Mark Doby   4 days ago

    This was great, I guess the old heads in my home town were right about Amsoil.I'd like to see Wolf's Head reviewed

  • Jon Adam
    Jon Adam   4 days ago

    so it used to be that old school Pennzoil, (I don't know if they've been recently bought out or switch formulas in recent years) used to sludge up engines big time . Anyone know is that still the case?

  • Glenn M
    Glenn M   4 days ago

    Hi Project Farm,My car uses 0w20 and was interested in your opinion of Penzoil vs Amsoil 0w20. Would the performance be equal or how do you think it would compare with the additive package in that type of oil?

  • hemiram05
    hemiram05   4 days ago

    I would like to see Mobil 1 extended protection included. That’s what I have switched to. It’s my understanding that it’s a true “full synthetic”. Idk. May just be wasting my money.

  • Dirtyharry70585
    Dirtyharry70585   4 days ago

    I know this is late but can you test FVP full synthetic oil vs Shell gas truck rotella full synthetic oil? Both at Menards. Then compare the results to the group you've done in the past.

  • Anthony Gemma
    Anthony Gemma   4 days ago

    Can you do a shootout of some of the "European car" marketed oils and "Genuine OEM" oils from VW/Audi Mercedes BMW and Porsche? Their formulations are often different. I would specifically love to see Castrol Edge 5w-40 vs Pennzoil Platinum Euro 5w-40 (They don't market an "ultra" platinum in this weight, just "Euro") Also, I would love to know if BMW oil the same as pennzoil platinum/ultra platinum for their respective weights? (they are supposed to be ultra I think) BMW supposedly switched from Castrol to Pennzoil in 2015 which was a huge deal. Love your testing and thanks for doing it!!

  • Ijnat
    Ijnat   4 days ago

    Really surprised that castrol, valvoline and mobil 1 didn't even pass the first round, even though they are like the most popular big name brands.

  • Blind Squid
    Blind Squid   4 days ago

    This is a great string of videos. You own the road on practical things guys wanna know about done in ways we understand. Kinda cool Amsoil got on deck with a thanks too.

  • Stuart Hughes
    Stuart Hughes   5 days ago

    Just found out you can buy amsoil at fleet farm! If I feel like paying $80 to do my own oil change I’ll give it a shot lol.

  • Dan Hammond
    Dan Hammond   5 days ago

    The best synthetic oil is without any doubt at all a full synthetic made from natural gas. Simply the best most pure highest temp limit synthetic oil a person can buy today. No other oil can withstand the heat and abuse that the natural gas synthetic oil can. It will have the longest longevity in your car and provide lubrication to your engine long after all other oils will fail.

  • Sherri Joubert
    Sherri Joubert   5 days ago

    Unlike others on these comments, your tests have convinced me it's alright to use Super Tech and save a ton of money keeping my cars up. I'm not comfortable with their oil filters, but the oil itself is just as good as the name brands. I'm sold! Thank you for the valuable information.

  • Sherri Joubert
    Sherri Joubert   5 days ago

    I'm a wet lab chemist and did oil testing among other products. Your tests are the quick and dirty ones we would use to get a hell of a lot of information quickly and easily. TBN is also a quick test in a wet lab. It's a titration using a standardized base solution to determine how acidic the oil is. Until analytical chemistry got as sophisticated as it is now, just 40 years ago your tests would have worked reasonably well to get a measurable idea of performance.While Amsoil won overall, it's TBN is significantly higher than the other oils. TBN is an important factor in keeping your engine running longer without problems. Changing your oil before the TBN gets too high is vital to prevent corrosion, especially if you plan to keep your car for 200,000+ miles,