Is AmazonBasics Full Synthetic Motor Oil better than Mobil 1? Let's find out!

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  • Published on: 11 February 2019
  • I am not sponsored by Amazon, Mobil 1, or Valvoline. I bought all the products for this test using my own money. Dozens of viewers requested this video. I'm not part of the Amazon Affiliate Program either, since I'm not trying to sell products. I do independent testing only. So, thank you very much for the video ideas, including this one! AmazonBasics Fully Synthetic Motor Oil better than Mobil 1 Advanced Full Synthetic Motor Oil? In this video, I tested Valvoline 10W-30 Conventional Motor Oil, AmazonBasics Full Synthetic Motor OIl, and Mobil 1 Full Synthetic Motor oil for cold temperature flow, lubricity, evaporative loss after exposure to approximately 400F for 2 hours, and cold flow of each oil after exposed to heat for 2 hours. Finally, while I don't have a shop full of expensive oil testing equipment, the testing approach I use helps provide good information on the quality of these oil products. Thank you very much for supporting the channel by watching the commercials and through Patreon support. https://www.patreon.com/projectfarm

    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

    DISCLAIMER: The testing methods outlined in this video are my own not performed using expensive oil lab testing equipment or following the ASTM, SAE or API testing standards. This is a showdown between AmazonBasics full synthetic motor oil and Mobil 1 full synthetic motor oil. The VALVOLINE motor oil used in this experiment is CONVENTIONAL motor oil, NOT SYNTHETIC. The use of the Valvoline conventional motor oil is to illustrate the benefits of that synthetic engine oil has over conventional motor oil. Why buy a conventional motor oil when you can purchase a synthetic motor oil which will outperform conventional oil for around the same price or a little more? 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.
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COMMENTS: 40

  • Project Farm
    Project Farm   7 months ago

    DISCLAIMER: 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. This is a showdown between AmazonBasics full synthetic motor oil and Mobil 1 full synthetic motor oil. The VALVOLINE motor oil used in this experiment is CONVENTIONAL motor oil, NOT SYNTHETIC. The use of the Valvoline conventional motor oil is to illustrate the benefits of that synthetic engine oil has over conventional motor oil. Why buy a conventional motor oil when you can purchase a synthetic motor oil which will outperform conventional oil for around the same price or a little more? This is not meant to imply that the AmazonBasics full synthetic motor oil or the Mobil 1 synthetic motor oil are superior to Valvoline’s full synthetic oil. 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!

  • Alfa Lisandro
    Alfa Lisandro   15 hours ago

    Amazon is a + oil its very good oil, the company that make that oil its more then 100 years old working

  • SeanTaylor
    SeanTaylor   23 hours ago

    I live in California and I gotta 2018 GMC pickup with the 6.2 V8 it gots 20k miles WHICH OIL IS THE BEST FOR IT PLZ TELL ME?

  • Dark Knight
    Dark Knight   1 days ago

    Am I the only person who saw that the Mobil 1 reservoir had greater contact with the wheel in the first test? That meant a lot more Mibil 1 oil was used to lubricate the bearing.

  • patrickgzx10r
    patrickgzx10r   2 days ago

    I couldn't find it but have you tested Rotella T6 5w40? Or any diesel engine oils? Thank you

  • Guillaume Caron
    Guillaume Caron   3 days ago

    What about 15w40 diesel engine oil and hydraulic oil use in heavy equipment. John deere claim there oil can't be replace with anything else...

  • Randy Weston
    Randy Weston   3 days ago

    How about testing different diesel oils? Also if diesel booster/cleaners work?

  • Nicholas Wilson
    Nicholas Wilson   3 days ago

    I wonder if the quality of the Amazon oil is always consistent, or if it can vary from "batch to batch"?

  • Jim M
    Jim M   4 days ago

    Mobil 1 is usually only $22 at Walmart for 5-quart jug and recently had a $12 rebate on each jug. It's a little different but how long will it take before Amazon quality drops and is counterfeited like everything else on there?

  • O Def
    O Def   5 days ago

    Like your oil tests. Could you test wheel bearing grease? Looking for the best wheel bearing grease for boat trailers, always a problem.

  • O Def
    O Def   5 days ago

    Like your oil tests. Could you test wheel bearing grease? Looking for the best wheel bearing grease for boat trailers, always a problem.

  • ander puppy
    ander puppy   6 days ago

    What weed eater brand is the best of the same moddle

  • hgubary
    hgubary   6 days ago

    Wow Amazon.... Wtf Mobile one...... Also I just want you to know I didn't skip the ads. Also I subscribed!

  • Pat Dennis
    Pat Dennis   6 days ago

    Could you PLEASE test the leading firearm oils with the lubricity tester?? There seems to be a million and one options to choose from and all claim to be the best. Personally, all I use is regular Dexron3 ATF. I really would like to see a test to weed out all the snake oils from the legit oils.

  • Albert silent hill fan!

    Just another reason why Mercedes Benz is the best or nothing!:) the Mobil 1 sticker under the hood is factory, germans sure know their stuff!

  • Barrie Holding
    Barrie Holding   1 weeks ago

    Could you test to see if there is any differance between factory and cheap oil filters

  • Marco geraldis
    Marco geraldis   1 weeks ago

    Great video man! you went up and over, testing these oils to the best of your capability. very informative, love the graphs and all the numbers and equipment and processes used! only 3 oils were done... how bout finding the best one ever!? haha

  • o Rebelo
    o Rebelo   1 weeks ago

    Amazon basics in winter /Mobil 1 in summer

  • A Whiteboy
    A Whiteboy   1 weeks ago

    Wish I would've seen this video pop up as a suggestion last Saturday when I was doing an oil change on my car.....

  • Stanny1
    Stanny1   1 weeks ago

    Warren makes SuperSyn, MAG 1 and Amazon Basics. Probably the same but you could test those 3.

  • metalbreath66
    metalbreath66   1 weeks ago

    I want to see you perform this test on the Royal Purple. And royal purple xpr

  • o Rebelo
    o Rebelo   1 weeks ago

    Amazon basics for the price 👍👌

  • A CAMARO
    A CAMARO   2 weeks ago

    I have used straight supertech 30w oil on my 2002 Corolla. The Corolla now has 170k plus miles on it and still runs strong needing little or no refill between oil changes. My 1978 Camaro same thing supertech 30w. The Camaro lasted 180k plus miles before going out of commission with transmission issues. I used to purchase regular pennsoil before the price on a quart went ridiculous high. Sad thing is supertech oil is also getting expensive.

  • mark chevy
    mark chevy   2 weeks ago

    Why don't you do a "hot" product test? This would test the oil at or close to operating temperature, when the oil is put to the most stress. You could do a hot flow test - I assume that the one that flows the slowest would be the best, and a oil lubricity bearing wear test using hot oil, not room temperature oil. It just feels like you are missing the most important test - performance at operating temperature.

  • Q. Tech
    Q. Tech   2 weeks ago

    Nice test. What about Walmart oil? What’s your thoughts?

  • Justin  Comer
    Justin Comer   2 weeks ago

    Ir would be cool to see lucas oil additive vs hyperlube.

  • Matt
    Matt   2 weeks ago

    Mobile ones stream of oil flow was wider than Amazon's I'm not sure if the matters but I feel like it does

  • troy mahan
    troy mahan   2 weeks ago

    I would like to see how Mag1 performs.

  • Steve White
    Steve White   2 weeks ago

    I am not criticizing the test, but seems to me low viscosity at extremely low temperature is not that important for at least 1/2 the country. It may be important to meet the requirents of 5 weight oil if that is what is specified, but being less viscous than your competitor at - 30 fahrenheit may do nothing to preserve the engines of most cars in the US. In fact, that is so cold, is it even relevant for most drivers in the northern states? Not everyone can, but many people stay home when it gets below zero fahrenheit. Another point - everyone tests brand new oil, but really, most of us are running on oil which is half worn out - on average, your engine oil is half the way to it's presumed expiration point, the next oil change- or more depending on the car owner's commitment to maintenance. Much more informative to test used oil - at the middle or end of the change interval. Testing at the end would tell us if the oil was really worn out or not

  • Vodoo 3dx
    Vodoo 3dx   2 weeks ago

    You put less Amazon oil in the cup and the wheel hardly touch the oil inside the cup at all than Mobil 1 oil inside the cup. You guys can checkout the video again. :)

  • Dave Scott
    Dave Scott   2 weeks ago

    I think you should have tested all the oils with the same API rating of SN+. Also, I think it would have been better to do the wear test twice. Do one test with the oil at a cold temperature, and one test with the oil warmed up at normal operating temperature.