Tag: Engine Oil Filter Study

Is Amazon Basics Full Synthetic Motor Oil better than Mobil 1? Let’s find out! – Project Farm @YouTube

Is Amazon Basics Full Synthetic Motor Oil better than Mobil 1? Let’s find out! – Project Farm @YouTube


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

First Oil Change Since Fitting The Oil Filter Kit


It’s been a while since fitting the oil filter kit and it was about time for an oil change.

See the original post for the fitting of the kit here

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The state of the oil is far better than the previous non filter change. The original kit came with a large Fram filter which I’ve changed out for a smaller Mann filter. Fram seems not to have the reputation that it once had (see Russ W Knize’s excellent oil filter study here)

Oil Filters Revealed an Update by Russ W Knize



I did an article a while back featuring the Engine Oil Filter Study by Russ W Knize which you can find here

A reader kindly pointed out that there has been a major update of this work by Russ which can be found here

Both of these articles are excellent and the update is a very welcome addition.




Engine Oil Filter Study By: Russ W. Knize.


Oil Filter Study

The engine oil filter study by Russ Knize is a real eye opener and just shows that it’s worth spending a little more when you consider the cost of repairing a damaged engine!

What it also proves is that just because a brand name was high quality back in the day doesn’t mean it still is now. Read on here