Amsoil or Pennzoil, which wins Championship? Let's find out!

  • Published: 10 June 2019
  • Amsoil Signature Series 5W-30 100% synthetic motor oil competes against Pennzoil Ultra Platinum full synthetic 5W-30 motor oil in the oil championship finale. Other brands already tested in the oil playoffs include: Mobil 1, Royal Purple, Amazon Basics, Quaker State, Lucas, Super Tech, Liqui Moly, Red Line, Kendall, Castrol, Valvoline, Motul, Penrite and Schaeffer's, all 5W-30 synthetic motor oils.

    Regarding the independent lab oil analysis reports, I had the all the oils tested by an oil testing lab. I'm not sponsored by the testing lab and I paid the normal bulk testing rate. You can view the oil analysis reports for free at

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    I purchased all of the oils tested in this video and am not sponsored by any of the brands tested, nor do I sell any of the products tested. 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 rest of 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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Comments • 10 166

    AMSOIL INC.  7 months back

    Wow, we are honored to receive this award! Thank you to Project Farm for putting our Signature Series Oil to the test and to the viewers for tuning in! We have enjoyed following along, and we can't wait to proudly display this awesome Trophy when it arrives!

    • Auston Fettinger
      Auston Fettinger  2 weeks back

      Project Farm can you please compare amsoil 15w-40 to hotshot secrets 15w-40

    • Dante Oops
      Dante Oops  2 weeks back

      @Steve some oil companies are give speacial discounts or deal to store owners to not displaying other brands. Papsi and Coke does samething too. For example for our restaurant Papsi give us 4 free display refrigerator, and did all of our banners, and give free drink glasses in exchange for not having any coke products.

    • kaimanson K
      kaimanson K  2 weeks back

      @John Q per Odyclub members, Honda DW1 is ok to use, but Ody's tranny tent to be rough on the Oil. Some people had to change to Penzoil or Amsoil. I'm with you on the DW1 as prefer by Honda .... I had a 92 Prelude that DW1 was the key to get the tranny to work the way that it was designed to...but on the Ody I rather go with Amsoil :)

    • John Q
      John Q  2 weeks back

      @Captain America America you know why? Cause they are all SAE certified.

    • John Q
      John Q  2 weeks back

      @kaimanson K you are supposed to use Honda's in house Trans fluid.

  • Frank S
    Frank S  7 hours back

    Castrol, for my money
    You have to take price into consideration

  • Pierre Bochamp
    Pierre Bochamp  8 hours back

    Thanks.... from Canada..

  • Coldsmoke
    Coldsmoke  9 hours back

    The classification of oils has not been mentioned at all.
    Most are unaware that most synthetics are group 3 which is nothing more than slightly altered dinosaur oil which can legally carry a "synthetic" classification.
    Group 4 or PAO oil is the real deal and significantly more expensive but nobody will actually fess up tell you what their oil really is.
    Makes me wonder about the two leading oils in this test.

  • Coldsmoke
    Coldsmoke  9 hours back

    This sort of detail and analysis in general is simply not done anywhere else.
    Everyone boasts the best oil but no one can ever prove it, until now!
    Thank you.

    USA STRONG  17 hours back

    Fuck pennzoil .shit.

    • J Hofster
      J Hofster  20 hours back

      I’d like to see Triax oil against the other brands. It’s not as well known but I hear it’s some of the best stuff around.

    • Jonathan Ho
      Jonathan Ho  22 hours back

      now i know how shit is mobil 1, never buy mobil 1 again, why pay extra for shit

      • chrsmcwtrs
        chrsmcwtrs  1 days back

        Project Farm I have an engine oil that has TBN15... I'd like to see how it holds up against Amsoil oil.. also the soil and I'm talking about is an industrial motor oil you cannot buy it in the store retail you have to get it straight from the distributor I'd be more than happy to send you a quart of it and the information to go along with it

        • Project Farm
          Project Farm   1 days back

          Thanks for the offer. What is the brand name? I usually only test products that viewers can purchase for themselves

      • leo G
        leo G  1 days back

        Where did you get pennzoil ultra platinum 5w30 pureplus I already tried amazon and ebay also local stores .not even the website has an option to order it , I dont might to get it in quarts

        • Project Farm
          Project Farm   1 days back

          I found it on Amazon. Thank you

      • B33fJ3rk33
        B33fJ3rk33  2 days back

        Oil filter comparison please!

      • Alejandro Garza
        Alejandro Garza  2 days back

        Anybody know if amsoil transmission fluid is as good as the motor oil?

      • mike dubasak
        mike dubasak  2 days back

        Any chance to get a diesel oil comparison? It would be awesome to see a Shell Rotella vs Mobil Delvac comparison!!!

      • cngnfg
        cngnfg  2 days back

        Pennzoil is 1/3 the price

      • ryanspeth
        ryanspeth  2 days back

        Don't see this covered, sorry if it was already. On the evaporation test, it's not the total amount lost but the percent. Because they are not starting with the same amount, 404g (Penn) vs 430g (Ams). Doing a rough calculation based on the number you mentioned both lost aprox 1.8% to evaporation. Unless my math is off. Thanks for these btw.

        • Project Farm
          Project Farm   2 days back

          Thank you for the feedback. Both started with 200g of oil. The glass pots vary in weight

      • Malith Perera
        Malith Perera  2 days back

        Hi Project Farm, really appreciate what you do. However I think using the Pennzoil platinum ultra is not the best pick. That particular oil is not available over the counter in most stores and has to special order. I think the best pick would have been the Pennzoil ultra (without the "Platinum"). I believe those results would be different from the very first rounds with that oil. Thank you and keep rocking!!!

        • Project Farm
          Project Farm   2 days back

          Great constructive feedback. Thank you

      • Bob Wilson
        Bob Wilson  2 days back

        So, Mobil 1 finishes right behind Walmart and Amazon. Huh, guess it's good that someone does actual testing and unpaid reviews.

        • Stoners Opinion
          Stoners Opinion  3 days back

          Local Canadian tire auto has 5 Liter Jug 0W-20 Pennzoil Ultra Platinum for $34.99 CAD and the guy on craigslist said $127 CAD for 5 Liters of Amsoil 😭🤣🤣

        • Stoners Opinion
          Stoners Opinion  3 days back

          So the moral of the video is that if u can’t find Amsoil, put in the Pennzoil

        • USMCSurvivalist85
          USMCSurvivalist85  3 days back

          Walmart is now selling 6qt Havoline full synthetic Pro DS oil for under $20 making it competitive with the price of supertech. I wonder how Havoline Pro DS compares to the rest.

        • Woody Yu
          Woody Yu  3 days back

          Can you please test a few Japanese oils, like Eneos and Idemitsu, thanks. Would like to see how they compare against the American brands of Amsoil and Penzoil.

          • JayzBeerz
            JayzBeerz  3 days back

            why didn't you use penzzoil ultra full synthetic since you used amsoil's top tier oil? not a fair comparison

          • MrZimma Frame
            MrZimma Frame  4 days back

            Cost to performance would of been interesting to know.

            • MrZimma Frame
              MrZimma Frame  4 days back

              @Project Farm Thank you for your public service, if only you have some more oil brands from Europe, that would be awesome.

            • Project Farm
              Project Farm   4 days back

              Thank you for the feedback!

          • Ridhwan Ta-rer
            Ridhwan Ta-rer  4 days back

            I didn't know pennzoil was that good at all ... i had always disregard it. .. i didn't see shell rotella t6 full synthetic in there ... can you please compare that with all the other oils too ... i was about to buy it for all my vehicles... ranging from a diesel semi truck, a ram 3500 diesel, v6 Lincoln navigator, chevy suburban v8, Infiniti G37x v6, toyota Avalon hybrid 4 cylinder ... toyota solara 4 cylinder ... you're videos really help me decide on many things ...

            • Project Farm
              Project Farm   4 days back

              Thank you for the feedback on Pennzoil

          • Shane Rhodes
            Shane Rhodes  5 days back

            Did you hear the man he uses the supertech in his vehicles so I would also use either supertech or Amazon oils if this guy is the one testing and knows what the differences are and still uses the cheaper oils. Screw it I'll use the cheaper oil myself that is the way I look at it.

          • Reinier Carreno
            Reinier Carreno  5 days back

            Great video. Thank you for making it detailed and precise. I enjoy watching facts and not what someone thinks. Would enjoy watching the same on diesel oils.

          • kevin mcbee
            kevin mcbee  5 days back

            I cant believe pennzoil is even in the top 2. I would rather run coconut oul than that crap

          • PQR5CHE
            PQR5CHE  5 days back

            I wish Motul oil would be in this test

          • WARDofLORE
            WARDofLORE  5 days back

            Why no cost comparison? The Penzoil is 1/2 the price here in Canada and available everywhere. Amsoil isn't.

          • Kevin Mcgee
            Kevin Mcgee  6 days back

            Hey, I was wondering if you can do an oil comparison with motorcycle oil? Possibly finding a way to test wet clutch application, heat buildup, wear and grip? Oils i'd like to see in a 10w40 grade is Motul 5100, 7100, 300v, Redline 10w40 motorcycle, Liqui moly 10w40 street & offroad, yamalube and any others would be great. I have a yamaha yxz1000r and looking for the best oil for my transmission which has spur gears and wet clutch. It came with yamalube, I switched to motul 5100, it ran slightly quieter and shifted slightly better, enough to notice a difference. So I would like to try a full synthetic 10w40 next time. Thanks if its possible.

          • mrfudd13
            mrfudd13  6 days back

            Thanks for showing factually what I've surmised for the many years I've been using Amzoil.

          • King JamesIX
            King JamesIX  6 days back

            That's awesome you filmed and included the footage of packaging and shipping that trophy to Amsoil. Good show.

          • MiltosAuto
            MiltosAuto  6 days back

            MOTOR OIL TEST IDEA: Compare "same" oil with different viscosity, say Mobil1 5W-30 and Mobil 10W-30. Or Valvoline 5W-30 with the same 10W-30. On my '96 LT1 5.7 engine the oil cap says 5W-30 but the manual says you can use 10W-30 if staying above -10 Celsius. Note that my engine consumes almost no oil. There has to be an upside in using an oil with the tighter range of the 10W-30 in warm climates (perhaps more stable in the long run or in extreme conditions?) otherwise why not always use 5W-30 whether in Alaska or S. Florida.

          • Mr.Reyam
            Mr.Reyam  7 days back

            Amsoil is the best motor oil in the world period.

          • Mr.Reyam
            Mr.Reyam  7 days back

            Hi mate . what about amsoil 0w40 signature series full syntethic vs mobil 1 0w40 ?

          • Motomayhem
            Motomayhem  1 weeks back

            I want to see a competition containing the new Shell Helix motor oil.

          • Paul Soti
            Paul Soti  1 weeks back

            Great video! Thank you.

          • deeez00
            deeez00  1 weeks back

            Not sure if it's a fair comparison but could you test Amsoil vs Motorkote?

          • D R
            D R  1 weeks back

            JOKES on you I’ve been using super tech because it’s cheap 😂 I’ve been using the good stuff!🤣

            • D R
              D R  4 days back

              Project Farm can you please do the friction test again but with the burnt oils to see how they perform used. That would be a sweet test. by the way I’m subscribing right now just because i trust you. Keep up the good work. 👍

            • Project Farm
              Project Farm   1 weeks back

              Super tech is a great product too.

          • rodefertruckin
            rodefertruckin  1 weeks back

            Have you done a vid or thought of doing one about high mileage oils?

          • pearson GO
            pearson GO  1 weeks back

            PF great videos and loving your channel. I have a video request!

            Can you compare shell rotella and amsoil diesel engine oils? I have used rotella in several international 7.3 engines with great results. I am hooked on amsoil as I use that in my other vehicles. From daily driver to track use amsoil is great in my experience. Im building a cummins 5.9 and want to see if giving up shell rotella is worth the switch to amsoil for a trucks diesel engine.

            Keep up the great work; your approach and testing is awesome.

          • PR MT
            PR MT  1 weeks back

            my car burns penzzoil oil over time. not the case for mobil1

          • Paul Condie
            Paul Condie  1 weeks back

            My best review channel ever! My question is to you sir, what brand would you suggest for me to use in my 2015 Cadillac Ats with a 3.6? Currently running mobil1 full synthetic. Thanks

            • Paul Condie
              Paul Condie  1 weeks back

              @Project Farm thank you sir! Im a huge fan n love the reviews. Probably go with the Pennzoil since easier to find on my next oil change!

            • Project Farm
              Project Farm   1 weeks back

              Mobil 1 is fine but I really like one of these to products.

          • TechJunkie
            TechJunkie  1 weeks back

            It would be cool if you could heat the oil up to a warm engine temperature in the wear test. I’d also like to see which oils can handle temperatures better in high heat and wear situations.

          • Charissa
            Charissa  1 weeks back

            After all of this testing, what is your personal favorite oil to use on your own vehicles?

            • Charissa
              Charissa  1 weeks back

              Project Farm thanks for the response!

            • Project Farm
              Project Farm   1 weeks back

              I don't drive newer vehicles or I'd be willing to spend more. I use Amazon Basics, Super Tech, or Rotella T-6, whichever is the least expensive.

          • Kevin
            Kevin  1 weeks back

            After all this, I'm just stressed not knowing what oil to put in my car lol

          • Tony Randazzoe
            Tony Randazzoe  1 weeks back

            I know i sound repetitive but some of us have to use the Amsoil 10 40 w which has a note on the can about its zinc . This is supposedly good for cam bearings for pre 96 engines . Can we use Pennzoil instead of Amsoil and does it have enough zinc in it for our older cars ?

            • Tony Randazzoe
              Tony Randazzoe  1 weeks back

              @Project Farm Thank you sir :-) Bear in mind I have an 88 Ford Ranger like yours but w/ the 4 cylinder . I also have a 88 Ford Aerostar

            • Project Farm
              Project Farm   1 weeks back

              I'll have to have the Pennzoil analyzed for zinc content

          • DRamey86
            DRamey86  1 weeks back

            Test amsoil vs t6 rotella and motul 300 and penn grade

            • DRamey86
              DRamey86  1 weeks back

              Project Farm welcome , everyone swears by t6 and that brad penn

            • Project Farm
              Project Farm   1 weeks back

              Thank you for the video idea!