Is Mobil 1 better than Schaeffer's Full Synthetic 5W-30 Motor Oil? Let's find out!

  • Published on: 22 April 2019
  • Both Mobil 1 and Schaeffer's have been in business for over 100 years, but which brand makes the best SAE 5W-30 full synthetic motor oil? Let's find out! I purchased Mobil 1 and Schaeffer's Synthetic oils using my own money. I am not sponsored by Schaeffer's or Mobil 1 or by any product manufacturer. 100% of Project Farm videos are ideas that come from those leaving comments. So, thank you very much for requesting this video! In the previous episodes, Amsoil won over Royal Purple, Amazon won over Liqui Moli, and Red Line won over Super Tech. The brands that won will advance to next round in the oil championship series.

    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 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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  • Dan Murad
    Dan Murad   1 days ago

    You freaking rock! Seriously! Your science is on point for a farm boy 😁

  • uhsen
    uhsen   1 days ago

    can you do mobil1 ap, ep, hm, and regular comparson?

  • Skunk Workz Garage
    Skunk Workz Garage   2 days ago

    Glad I found these series of videos. I only use Schaefer's and Redline in my hotrods. From 400 to 1000hp they have performed flawlessly. Schaefer's is a great little family owned business. They put their money into development and not marketing hence why many people haven't heard of them. However, they are well know in the industrial market

  • Антон MYGT_RU
    Антон MYGT_RU   3 days ago

    Отличное видео. Добавлю от себя еще немного информации.

  • Mac Rivera
    Mac Rivera   4 days ago

    So looks like Amazon Basics is like the Golden State Warriors LoL

  • airraid713
    airraid713   5 days ago

    Recently I have seen this oil being sold on Amazon "Triax Full Synthetic" and I was wondering if you would test it too.

  • pocketchanged
    pocketchanged   6 days ago

    Considering that API basically wrote the book on ratings, I find it impossible to deny their rating system. Whichever rating indicated with the API ratings, is acceptable (to me).. To bad NEO is not an easy find... pc

  • Mr. Thompson
    Mr. Thompson   6 days ago

    Can you do a Pennzoil full synthetic? Review vs others?

  • Steven Chapple
    Steven Chapple   1 weeks ago

    Schaeffer's 90w oil is amazing stuff. We used it at a shop I worked at. It's the stickiest, slickest stuff I have ever seen. Dip your finger in it and the breeze would make it string across the parking lot. We also put it through the friction test and it performed excellent. It even beat out pumpers lube. Lol.I don't know much about their motor oils though but if its anywhere near as good as their 90w then I'd definitely use it.

  • Steve Silvas
    Steve Silvas   1 weeks ago

    KENDALL 100% Synthetic ALL THE WAY BABY!!...5w-30w On All Three of my vehicles

  • Cal Brabandt
    Cal Brabandt   1 weeks ago

    Though both oils are rated 5W30, the Mobil 1 oil tested slightly more viscous than the Schaeffer's. It's therefore not surprising that the Mobil 1 also had slightly less evaporative loss than Schaeffer's oil. BTW, I have the same Newalocox scale you used. It's not accurate to the milligram so both wear weight losses must be considered within the margin of the scale error. Based on the above, I concluded that both oils were equivalent performers in your tests.

  • fpeletz
    fpeletz   1 weeks ago

    Schaefer is a custom blender of oils . A good custom blend premium oil will surpass a base synthetic. Schaefer is known more in fleet environments . I heard of them 40 years ago. The gear oil walks up gears to protects them.

  • Melvin Rexwinkle
    Melvin Rexwinkle   1 weeks ago

    For lubrication information people should go website about any question that you can dream of has already been asked there

  • IRATA plumber
    IRATA plumber   1 weeks ago

    You should have a competition with car brand oils Honda, Toyota, motocraft, Mopar and so on. 👍

  • hrdman2luv
    hrdman2luv   2 weeks ago

    What is the zinc content in Schaeffer's Full Synthetic 5W-30? I'm asking because I'm just learning about how important zinc is to motor oil.

  • ramair325
    ramair325   2 weeks ago

    would really love to have seen the wear test after the oil had been cooked as well :) thx for the video well done as always!

  • thai VINCENTO
    thai VINCENTO   2 weeks ago

    bonjour ,a ce jour les additifs et les composants qui rendaient le pétrole "bon" ont été supprimés car ils étaient soit trop nocifs pour l'environnement, soit jugés inutiles pour une nouvelle génération de moteurs et d'habitudes de conduite. Toutes ces nouvelles réglementations contribuent à un environnement plus propre, mais au détriment de la qualité et des performances. L'huile moteur s'est en fait "détériorée" ces dernières années, en particulier à mesure que les performances augmentent et que les moteurs s'usent ,ce qui pour ma part n est pas trop logique

  • John Morrison
    John Morrison   2 weeks ago

    Thanks for the info: BUT I have been using Mobil 1 all my life, got a Toy with 356,000 miles and not a noise in the motor! think I will stay with what I got. Schaeffer Who ?

  • Energy
    Energy   2 weeks ago

    Schaeffer's is one of the top oils, they don't advertise because they don't need to the quality is all the advertisment they need word of mouth is how I heard about them, just like this video I heard from a buddy at a dealership years ago...

  • Tiernito Sánchez
    Tiernito Sánchez   2 weeks ago

    Hi from sandiego c.a I'm used Pro tect motor oil 4 my F250 Ford 1987 Ford pickup truck is a nice oil

  • DonnaSean
    DonnaSean   2 weeks ago

    🤔 I wonder how mobile one Xtreme performance would do ?

  • David Stevens
    David Stevens   2 weeks ago

    Are you aware there are only two synthetic motor oils? Amsoil and Motul. ALL others are made from base petroleum stock, yep! NO synthetic oil at all.

  • thekeyboard warrior
    thekeyboard warrior   3 weeks ago

    those oil did a lot of practice flowing or... running if that's how you want it.

  • Ali Ali
    Ali Ali   3 weeks ago

    انت رائع احسنت

  • land
    land   3 weeks ago

    I got a 5 qt. jug of Mobil 1 for $19.99, no tax, and got a $13 rebate.

  • Anthony K
    Anthony K   3 weeks ago

    Can you do Mag 1 synthetic oil 5 w 30 vs Mobil 1 5 w 30 ?

  • k20 tommy
    k20 tommy   4 weeks ago

    Got a good deal on Schaeffer 9000 5w50 racing oil, will using this in a regular car cause any harm?

  • Steve Prestek
    Steve Prestek   4 weeks ago

    Viscosity of synthetics is made in the refining process. You can't boil it out. Regular Dino oil the viscosity is added chemically as an additive. It can be boiled out. This us why Dino oil thickens with age and synthetics don't. Also there are two types of synthetics. One definitely better than the other. Mobil 1 is the cracked wax type. What about Schafer's? Schafer's may be an older company but what does that mean? How many of the guys from the 1800's are still in the research lab? There are some real problems with this guy's testing and knowledge here. Is Schafer's 20 bucks better per oil change?

  • 1BVM1
    1BVM1   1 months ago

    Schaeffers is located here in St Louis, MO and no one has ever heard of it. They are a small family business and they don't sell big stores. I ran the US National motorcycle endurance for many years. Once at a 6 hour in Las Vegas we blew a gasket and water leaked for about the last hour of the race. That's about 14k RPM for an hour. The motor did not blow up even though the radiator was empty. After the motor tear down, the oil was toast but the bearings were still good. We felt most oils would not have tolerated that abuse. Great stuff!

  • Stanny1
    Stanny1   1 months ago

    The descriptions "Full Synthetic", 100% Synthetic" and "Synthetic" have no meaning in the U.S. The real question: ' Is the oil Group 4, Group 5, or Group 4/5 like Royal Purple, AMSOIL Signature, or REDLINE. The only 3 real major synthetic-base syns in the U.S. In Germany, an oil labeled "Synthetic" must by law be at least Group 4, like Liqui-Moly and Motul. We know that Mobil 1 is only a Group 3 (no synthetic base and hydro-cracked Dino oil) and I bet Schaeffers is at least a Group 4 (real synthetic base). Schaeffers is real expensive though. I'd like to see a high mileage test between the two.

  • Wasif Ahmad
    Wasif Ahmad   1 months ago

    How about Liqui Moli, German.. and Aimol of Holland.

  • stx333
    stx333   1 months ago

    Whoever disliked this video please explain to me why. Thanks 🤗

  • abz124816
    abz124816   1 months ago

    The best oil is clean oil. I own a 2007 Ford 500 3.0 L V6 with about 287 K miles. Engine has never been opened for anything. This little engine holds 6 qts of oil. The first set of plugs was changed at 225K miles. They still looked like new, but I thought that I got my money's worth by then. I change my own oil since new using off brand, (Walmart, and the like), full synthetic 5W - 20 every 5,000 miles and Fram or other cheap filters. Sometimes when the miles were accumulated by extended highway driving, I changed the oil after 10K miles. Still looked clean. When you look into the engine from the filler cap, it still looks shiny like it did when I bought the car. it still purrs, and uses NO oil between changes. My other trick is to let the car run for 30 seconds in the summer and about a 1 minute in he winter before driving. I don't accelerate needlessly like I am driving a dragster, and I am gentle on the car unless I need to get out of somebody's way and bury the gas pedal. As long as the oil meets the API standards any brand will do. ALL ELSE IS BULL SHIT.