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   11 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!

  • Andrew Regulskie
    Andrew Regulskie   3 hours ago

    Please test Kirkland signature full synthetic. It would be interesting to compare to amazon basics! Thanks keep up the good work we all appreciate it!

  • Elric
    Elric   11 hours ago

    That last test was the only important one, since as soon as you do an oil change it becomes used oil not fresh oil

  • woody4u247
    woody4u247   1 days ago

    Mobil 1 0-40 vs Pennzoil Platinum 0-40 vs Amazon (if they make a 0-40 full syn) please & thank you. keep up the great work...

  • John Hunt
    John Hunt   1 days ago

    Will you redo the test adding in Costco's Kirtland brand motor oil and switch out the Valvoline conventional with Valvoline synthetic? Love the videos. Keep up the good work

  • Seth Mendoza
    Seth Mendoza   1 days ago

    Why did you not use valvoline max life full synthetic? Seems very inconsistent. I subbed cause you usually do good test. But you talk like the whole time valvoline conventional oil is supposed to match up to full synthetics? Come on man.

  • Kenneth Eden
    Kenneth Eden   1 days ago

    well my 2008 Subaru Impreza OBS has been living on Mobil 1 high mileage pretty much since day one at 12 miles on the odometer. started using 10W-30 as it crossed over 200k per Dr. Subaru in my area. the car has the original engine and head gasket. a new timing belt was installed by Dr. Subaru at 193,000 miles. I can't complain about Mobil 1. I change the oil every 6 months or so and at 5 to 6k miles. the 12-year-old car runs like new with plenty of power and doesn't burn much if any oil...

  • WiseSilverWolf
    WiseSilverWolf   1 days ago

    Can you do this test on Kirkland Signature Synthetic Motor Oil?

  • Omair Enam
    Omair Enam   2 days ago

    why not lubrication test after heat process..

  • MuffyThePomeranian
    MuffyThePomeranian   3 days ago

    Costco just came out with their brand of Kirkland oil. They are selling two 5 quarts for 24 dollars. A great deal if the oil is any good. We need a test!

  • joycejeff38
    joycejeff38   3 days ago

    Can you please test the Kirkland oil from Costco against the amazon oil and mobile 1? They are all full synthetic. I’ve heard rumors that the Amazon oil is exactly the same oil as the Kirkland brand.

  • A.T.
    A.T.   4 days ago

    So Amazon-Basics is the #1 Motor Oil!?? I never knew they even sold Motor Oil. Lol! Wow! Great Video 👍

  • Austin Plotts
    Austin Plotts   4 days ago

    I would really like to see a video of yours comparing oil filters!

  • DK L
    DK L   4 days ago

    Could you please do a review on the new Kirkland engine oil from Costco ? Please 🙇‍♂️🙇‍♂️🙇‍♂️

  • 94eg! 94eg!
    94eg! 94eg!   5 days ago

    I would also LOVE to see the bearing wear test (at both room temperature AND operating temperature) comparing Mobil1 5w30 and Mobil 1 0w40. The idea is to the test the common claim that the additional ZDDP in the 0w40 will reduce wear on flat tappet cam/rocker engines. There is allegedly a common issue with modern low ZDDP oils and cam wear in older Hot Rods.

  • 94eg! 94eg!
    94eg! 94eg!   5 days ago

    It would be super interesting to see how oil temperature effects the bearing wear test of each oil (0*f, 100*f, 200*f)..... or even just one oil.

  • Rick Brannigan
    Rick Brannigan   5 days ago

    No matter how good Amazon is I'll never buy their products. They are not a good company for society.

  • Jacob
    Jacob   6 days ago

    where are these donuts my oil is supposed to come with?

  • Jay M
    Jay M   1 weeks ago

    great video, thank you

  • Southern Bang
    Southern Bang   1 weeks ago

    Vavoline was the only oilNot fully synthetic

  • Aaron Brown
    Aaron Brown   1 weeks ago

    Hey, I am a regular mobil 1 full synthetic user and have used it since "upgrading" from Ford's Motorcraft synthetic blend. However, my street car has used strictly Shell Rotella T6 5w40 since the new engine, installed 20,000 miles ago. Can you possibly do a side by side test of Rotella T6 and your top contenders (amsoil and pennzoil full syn.) ??

  • Paco Latte69
    Paco Latte69   1 weeks ago

    Your channel is very entertaining you Remind me of an old co worker in the airforce that helped fix jet engines he was really good and passionate about his job and looked and talked like you Keep up the good work

  • Joe Fery
    Joe Fery   1 weeks ago

    Please consider testing Costco/Kirkland synthetic motor oil.

  • WorkInProgressK
    WorkInProgressK   1 weeks ago

    Hi! Just letting you know Kirkland has their own brand of oil. It's 25$ for two 5 quart/ jugs of Full Synthetic. Please let me know if this is equal or better then amazon basics.

  • Rob Rodriguez
    Rob Rodriguez   1 weeks ago

    You used Mobile1 synthetic and compared against Valvoline conventional oil? You say your not sponsor by either company?? Redo your test with all 3 brands of full synthetics. I question your honesty!!!

  • Jess Please.
    Jess Please.   1 weeks ago

    You should do oil filter tests. Also, test Castrol Edge full synthetic.

  • Mentallect
    Mentallect   1 weeks ago

    None of the oils shown are true synthetic motor oils. European synthetics are real.

  • Texican 84
    Texican 84   1 weeks ago

    Do you have a semi truck 15w40 video???

  • Johnny Shido
    Johnny Shido   1 weeks ago

    This guy talks so fast it makes my head hurt.