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   3 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!

  • Matty Mccolgan
    Matty Mccolgan   1 weeks ago

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

  • Thilo
    Thilo   1 months ago

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

  • Revolver SAA
    Revolver SAA   1 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   1 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   1 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   1 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   1 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   1 months ago

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

  • Revolver SAA
    Revolver SAA   1 months ago

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

  • CreativeMinds99
    CreativeMinds99   1 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   2 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   2 months ago

    hey you should do an oil filter race lol

  • Russell Borrego
    Russell Borrego   2 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   2 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.

  • Chris Mass
    Chris Mass   2 months ago

    Hey bud..can you compare bi-metal reciprocating saw blades? Dewalt, Diablo, Bosch, and Irwin? I really enjoy the show!!

  • j5
    j5   3 months ago

    Thanks oil compare man

  • Steven Frank
    Steven Frank   3 months ago

    What about a gear lube shootout between 75W-90 oils?

  • jjducharme1
    jjducharme1   3 months ago

    Of all the oils you've done I have not seen Penrite on any shelf around here nor advertised. Gotta throw some negative points its way for ease of purchase.... Good job yet again.

  • SteveNonna
    SteveNonna   3 months ago

    Thank you for all the testing that you have done in the past and in the future. I have learned a great deal from each and everyone. What would it take to get you to test synthetic Diesel motor oil and conventional Diesel motor oil? Thank you for you consideration.

  • G&K Ol' School
    G&K Ol' School   3 months ago

    Would testing cooked oil on the bearings prove anything??? It'd just give cheapskates like me another reason to put off changing the oil!!! Just kidding. I love your channel and vids!

  • Dan Brovont
    Dan Brovont   3 months ago

    How about taking a look at the new Gas Rotella oil that just came out.

  • The Walpoles
    The Walpoles   3 months ago

    I really enjoy this oil showdown. I drive a diesel tho. I think a mini showdown for diesel specific oils would be really cool. Like rotella t6 synthetic delo 400 and some competition oils.

  • Isaiah Bonin
    Isaiah Bonin   3 months ago . please test this oil sometimes!

  • DAT Blue Husky
    DAT Blue Husky   3 months ago

    quaker state is garbage because i can tell how the turbo spool reacts to it and its not as responsive as other oils. I stopped using it and now i stick to penzoil

  • HardwayRanch
    HardwayRanch   3 months ago

    I have used Mobil-1 in everything for at least 20+ years. Last month I tried the Amazon 5W-20 synthetic and am very disappointed. With Mobile-1 the Engine Oil Life Monitors usually come on well past 5,000 miles. But the Amazon oil only lasted barely 1,000 miles! I'm going back to Mobile-1, grrr...

  • mark warren
    mark warren   3 months ago

    I use to build those freezers at Thermo in Marietta, ohio

  • Michael Tillman
    Michael Tillman   3 months ago

    I hate to waste your valuable time, but I wanted to say thanks again for dooing these tests. I find these videos interesting, but more importantly they are valuable in that I can make somewhat informed decisions when shopping for supply's for projects instead of just making wild guesses. If I could make one suggestion, it would be making play lists for different subjects. Like motor oils, screws, bolts, oil additives, ect... Finding that video I saw a year ago can be a little time consuming. Otherwise I'm loving your channel! Thanks again. 😎