Is Amazon Basics Motor Oil better than Penrite? Let's find out!

  • Published on: 01 June 2019
  • Amazon vs Penrite & Quaker State vs Schaeffer's 5W-30 synthetic motor oils. Only 2 brands will advance. Oil analysis test results also included in this video. I am not sponsored by any of these brands or by the oil testing lab. I paid the "bulk price" of $35 per test sample for oil analysis.

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    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
  • Runtime : 10:55
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  • Project Farm
    Project Farm   9 months ago

    I'll post the next oil series episode on Monday at the usual time. Amsoil will compete against Kendall and Red Line will compete against Pennzoil. Hope you enjoy the video!

  • Sky Wu
    Sky Wu   7 hours ago

    How was the Costco brand Kirkland synthetic oil compare to Walmart super tech and Amazon basic oil

  • David burks
    David burks   3 days ago

    Is Amazon basics and Supertech the same exact oil? May be a fun video.

  • Janne Kevin Ayson
    Janne Kevin Ayson   3 days ago

    Nice informative video! Keep it up man. Btw can i ask where did you buy the penrite oil in the US?

  • Oblithian
    Oblithian   3 weeks ago

    I would bathe in Quaker State.

  • Kyle Johnson
    Kyle Johnson   1 months ago

    I am sure you are tired of doing oil comparisons but......Costco FINALLY has their own brand of Kirkland Signature full synthetic. $29 for 10 quarts. Great price but I wonder if it is any good.....PS. Love your videos and as a DIYer you have taught me a few things. Keep it up!

  • Puddin Pie
    Puddin Pie   1 months ago

    Just put some fresh Penrite in my kwaka ready for the long weekend! Aussie Aussie Aussie! 🇦🇺

  • David D
    David D   1 months ago

    What is your thought on super tech oil from Walmart? I just bought a 2017 Tundra with very few miles. It hold like 8 1/2 quarts of oil and mobile 1 could be a bit pricey. I’ve never heard nothing bad but don’t know how good it is and if it would be better to get valvoline or mobile full synthetic

  • Justin Reynolds
    Justin Reynolds   1 months ago

    Have you ever tested the Kirkland brand motor oil from Costco

  • fishhead1227
    fishhead1227   1 months ago

    I would really love to see a comparison of conventional motor oil vs synthetic motor oil. Have not seen that yet.

  • Sherman Leung
    Sherman Leung   2 months ago

    Pleasure do a test on Walmart oil (super tech)

  • Joe Takacs
    Joe Takacs   2 months ago

    What about Kirklands oil at Costco? Any test on that one yet? I know it's extremely inexpensive, but can it be good and effective?

  • Cool Guy Here
    Cool Guy Here   2 months ago

    thank you so much for adding your few cents towards the end about how you use the amazonbasics in your vehicles. i don't live in a normally cold climate (north texas) and usually go for 2 short drives a day. i'm satisfied to hear i bought into a decent motor oil (amazonbasics).

  • Derek aka Derek
    Derek aka Derek   3 months ago

    why would lower viscocity be objectively better? That implies that the cooked oil is somehow superior to fresh

  • Carl Covey
    Carl Covey   3 months ago

    Years ago my uncle bought a brand new white freight liner because he was an over the road driver. He changed his oil regularly and always put the old fashion STP in his oil. He put a million miles on his truck! Ever since, I still use STP with every oil change but I still change my oil every 3,000 miles! Have you ever tested STP with oils to see if it really works? Thank you!

  • Mac A.
    Mac A.   3 months ago

    still buying Amazon.. much cheaper and it's a great oil.

  • Arthur Smith
    Arthur Smith   3 months ago

    Consumer Reports tested oils in New York taxis. No wear difference in the engines synthetic or conventional after tear down.

  • KingForester09
    KingForester09   3 months ago

    @projectfarm not totally related but would Lucas transmission stop slip act differently in cold weather...

  • Colton Sanford
    Colton Sanford   4 months ago

    People's thoughts on Castrol 0W-20 vs competition like Mobil & Valvoline? Competition as in what you can buy at Walmart. Wondering for commuter car to elongate life as long as possible. Thanks!

  • Dave Collins
    Dave Collins   5 months ago

    I know it would be tough but would love to see a test on slotted disc brake rotors vs regular oem for stopping power, brake dust, etc. Love the videos as always!

  • Matty Mccolgan
    Matty Mccolgan   5 months ago

    1:48 wow see how much the hotplat3 warped on time lapse

  • Thilo
    Thilo   6 months ago

    Video Ideas. Air filter test, coolant tests , air con gas efficiency tests

  • Revolver SAA
    Revolver SAA   6 months ago

    Both SuperTech and amazon basics motor oils are made by Warren Oil Co. I rank then 2nd class but definitely worth what they cost. Cheap and API certified.

  • Snoitseuq Pi
    Snoitseuq Pi   6 months ago

    My winters hit -40C/-40F.... or lower... My car recommends 5W-30. Should I switch to a 0W-30 for winter? I have a 2015 1.4L Ecototec Turbo. It runs hot. So I want the least evaporative loss, when motor is up to temp, and the 30 denotes it should have the same viscosity once warm weather 0W-30, or 5W-30, but it seems that it would benefit from a lower viscosity at the extreme temps. But in the SUMMER, I hit +40C, (like weeks at a time it will be 35+ humidex, feeling over 40C. HOT AS HELL. There is an 80 degree difference in cold starting temps between the height of summer, and the height of winter. Should I just stay with 5W-30 if that's what it recommends? Or would it be better for cold starts to switch to a 0W-30 in Winter? SOMEONE LET ME KNOW!

  • Thorn Mountain
    Thorn Mountain   6 months ago

    I know you're interested in oil additives and such, I would love to see a video on Tuf oil, the only oil in the guiness book or world records.

  • Jason Hardy
    Jason Hardy   6 months ago

    I am just about to kick off my new business doing 3D printing for items to sell myself as well as to some retailers I have lined up. My point is I love watching your tests and I love the manner in which you perform every test you do. All of your tests are done with great precision. If you or your viewers have some good ideas on what prints and materials to use I would love to send you some other 3D printed items. I can find/make something to do whatever task comes up as a good choice (preferably voted in, but we can see what turns up regardless) or you can send me your own design and we will see how it holds up! What can you come up with? Reply to the idea you want to see used in order to count votes (if that works out). Maybe some of you can even give me some good products to manufacture in doing all of this as well? I am looking forward to the responses this could get personally. All advice and ideas will be considered and used so long as Project Farm is interested in the project!

  • FixItNick
    FixItNick   6 months ago

    Sup buddy, please do a diesel oil comparison, i just picked up Amazon diesel full synthetic 5W-40 and i been driving with T6 Full synthetic 5W-40 oil. Full synthetics for diesel seems to be 5W-40 only but i had some suggestion i should use 15W-40 instead, but they dont have these in full synthetic so it seems. 15W-40 only seems to come in Rotella T5 "synthetic blend" and Rotella t4 15w-40 "triple Protection. Would be interesting to see the T4 15W-40 and T5 15W-40 and T6 5W-40 compared against each other with Amazon full synthetic 5W-40. There is also Motorcraft and Valvoline along with other brands for the diesels, but it would be super awesome to see these tests from your laboratory :)))

  • Revolver SAA
    Revolver SAA   6 months ago

    I wonder who makes Amazon's oils. I know valvoline makes carquest's

  • Revolver SAA
    Revolver SAA   6 months ago

    I've heard quaker state adds a type of wax to their oils, is this true?

  • CreativeMinds99
    CreativeMinds99   7 months ago

    @Project Farm, do you ever plan to test the new Shell gas engine synthetic motor oil? I’ve seen it at Wal-Mart for a decent price.

  • RogueMachines17
    RogueMachines17   7 months ago

    I was at the local auto store today and saw a few products that were interesting that are added to either oil or coolant to stop head gasket leaks, oil leaks, heater core leaks, rear main seal leak ect. I dont know how any of that would be tested, but It would be cool to see if any of them really do work

  • GamerKay
    GamerKay   7 months ago

    hey you should do an oil filter race lol

  • Russell Borrego
    Russell Borrego   8 months ago

    If you wanna get crazy and out of what looks to be your general wheel house? Testing super plasticizers in cement and concrete might actually get you a ton of new followers.Great video as always!

  • ptschafer
    ptschafer   8 months ago

    I'm curious if you could figure out a way to expose the oils to heat and carbon contamination at the same time over the course of a day, then perform all of the other tests afterwards.