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   1 years 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!

  • Frederick Thompson
    Frederick Thompson   55 minuts ago

    i would like to see a test of rural king branded oil. the conventional and synthetic versus others. I dont use amazon oil but i do use rural king oil in my v10 superduty that i haul a 36 foot fifth wheel camper and use to plow snow so i would be very curious to see how it performs against the name brands.

  • Joe
    Joe   2 hours ago

    Great video. I just subscribed!

  • deaconcolt
    deaconcolt   3 hours ago

    immediately stops watching when you start talking and say the "W" in 10W-30 stands for winter. Uhm, no.

  • Cipher Crypto
    Cipher Crypto   5 hours ago

    You have a great channel. subbed.Update: Jeff Bezos needs to buy you a lab and pay you to conduct experiments on his products.

  • david barlow
    david barlow   11 hours ago

    BMW oil; would be nice to see how it performs

  • DerUnbekannte
    DerUnbekannte   16 hours ago

    @5:39 that looks like 11% to me, not 9% careful to not mix up percentage points and percentage ;)

  • 林亞倫
    林亞倫   18 hours ago

    http://dle.com.tw/index.php DLE 5W-60 24H Nurburgring Racing Formula GT3

  • BoomBoomBeach
    BoomBoomBeach   20 hours ago

    Could you test TOTAL QUARTS 10W50? I always use it in my car it think its great oil.

  • PollieBear
    PollieBear   21 hours ago

    You should have an Oil Olympics from all the manufacturing countries.

  • horse man
    horse man   23 hours ago

    why the fuck am I watching this I dont even drive nor do I have a car

  • Dan Almashy
    Dan Almashy   1 days ago

    Maybe I missed one thing about these oils, and that is the retention of the oil on the metal parts that would protect parts on a start up until oil pump puts more oil on them. , I don't know the term for it but would that be tackiness or retention? I might have to watch it again. Pretty interesting.

  • Luis Aguilar
    Luis Aguilar   1 days ago

    Can you test the Costco kirland synthetic oil?

  • Denny r
    Denny r   1 days ago

    Exide recommended using a synthetic blend in aircraft. Have you compared synthetic blends vs. full synthetics for vehicles and include price differences?

  • Sam X
    Sam X   1 days ago

    Thanks, great info! well done sir

  • Kevin Vega
    Kevin Vega   1 days ago

    When this video first came out, I switched to amazon oil for my next oil change in my 06 Chevy Silverado 5.3 V8, that was 5,000 miles ago and I just changed the oil again with amazon. It seems to be doing a good job so far 👍🏼

  • Mad Greek Outdoors
    Mad Greek Outdoors   1 days ago

    Sorry I don't believe you did those test exactly the same , firstly if you look at how much Valvoline oil in was in that plastic cup the wheel wasn't getting as much oil as the other two !

  • dex tew
    dex tew   1 days ago

    ⭐️PLEASE DO LEATHER CONDITIONER LOTION comparisons..

  • Some Guy
    Some Guy   1 days ago

    This is Amazon's bait and switch long con.Once sales pick up they will switch to cheaper, inferior oil.Guaranteed.

  • erkdoc5
    erkdoc5   1 days ago

    I'm rethinking that Valvoline in my car rn

  • Russ
    Russ   1 days ago

    There are a host of ancient videos about the various properties that make a good engine oil...as I recall the tests here, while important and interesting are not the whole story and perhaps not the most important. You will have to forgive me for my lack of memory but I think I recall that the ability of an oil to first form a bond with the metal surface that is not degraded or destroyed by heat or mechanical or metallurgical properties/conditions is fairly important. If the oil first forms this bond then can bond to this layer, the oils' performance and duration is improved. All this said, I liked your video and thought it insightful. I would be curious to see some sort of retention time of an oil applied to pistons, rings both static and dynamic tests. Also, I would like to see how much of what was worn off from cylinders in your tests stayed in solution vs precipitated. Do you think a magnet in the oil reservoir is a good idea? I have been using one in my truck and I collect a certain small amount of residue each oil change. Finally, my father swears by Shell Rotella and I noticed Walmart is selling it for gasoline engines again but only in synthetic form. It is not cheap but it is supposed to be very superior. Thanks for the videos/information.

  • tiz tiz
    tiz tiz   1 days ago

    well , i think we just need to know WHO makes the oil for amazon , actually Valvoline crappy performance was not news for me, valvocrap is the worse oil i have ever bought i am not sure why they even stay in business selling oil .

  • Bulibonari
    Bulibonari   1 days ago

    You let mob win the firts test even tho it had a lot more of oil than the 2 before..

  • bo0tsy1
    bo0tsy1   1 days ago

    W is weight, not Winter. There is no 10-20 Summer.

  • Commander Gibbet
    Commander Gibbet   1 days ago

    I worked at major oil test labs for over 15 years, it would be good if you could test comma fully synthetic if available in the US. That is an A1 product made for quality rather than down to a price.Also another thing that you may be able to test for is the oils ability to absorb acid products called TBN or total base number which in the long term protects the engine for longer as there are less breakdown products to cause wear issues. A flashpoint test may be of use for fuel dilution, easy to make to the standard as the equipment design is umm 120+ years old... Synthetic oils are made! And so have consistent properties and resistance to breaking down. They are harder on seals, something else you could test for, using weights on a dumbbell piece, same as the real thing.Most of the testing has been around so long that reading should give you a complete suite if you wish.One last thing is urrrgh reminding me of the smell of the Noack test omg it was rank in the day. Especially with Castrol R and other vegetable based oils like Shell....

  • SYK Y
    SYK Y   2 days ago

    New subscriber...love your content!

  • DSCuber
    DSCuber   2 days ago

    So basically Valvoline is shit?

  • Mo0ntan Gamer
    Mo0ntan Gamer   2 days ago

    I would have liked to see Royal Purple the supposed king of all oils trown into that test.

  • MAX ZADOROJNII
    MAX ZADOROJNII   2 days ago

    WHAT THE HELL AM I DOING HERE?! I don’t even have a car

  • Rr Ss
    Rr Ss   2 days ago

    Thanks, now I can help Jeff Bezos make even MORE profit by buying his Chinese oil.

  • Doctor strange
    Doctor strange   2 days ago

    Why is color saturation changes when you about to pore Amazon oil