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. https://www.patreon.com/projectfarm

    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: 40

  • J H
    J H   2 days ago

    Amazon makes banging oils , I heard.

  • Bryan Whiten
    Bryan Whiten   4 days ago

    You should do a test between Schaefer’s and Amsoil!!

  • cKOne3121
    cKOne3121   5 days ago

    Hey Todd, We really enjoy watching your videos... they are always very informative and very educational and truly show the exact results. However, I’m due for an oil change and went to your channel to find out which is the best oil filter on the market. I was surprised to see you didn’t have anything listed. Several people out there have done oil filter comparisons but not Todd style, we the people want the truth... If you could please make an oil filter comparison test to find out which is the best oil filter out there. Please include some of the BEST... IE. All varieties of the FRAM Filter line-up including the FRAM Ultra Gaurd Synthetic, FRAM XG, MOBIL 1, K&N, Motorcraft, ACDelco, STP, Mopar, Wix and Royal Purple. I included dealer installed filters as well since this is what the car manufacturer installs when new and when we take our cars in for dealership service... I’d really like to find out if they are actually a great filter or not. You are definitely “The Man” that could put some actual truth into this Oil Filter Showdown once and for all. Thank you so much again Todd!

  • Mike Jones
    Mike Jones   1 weeks ago

    I'd like to see a comparison of light lubricating oils used for sewing machines. Current popular lubes are Tri-Flow, WD-40, Singer sewing machine oil, 3-in-one and similar. I'd like to know if the added expense is worth it for Tri-Flow.

  • Neal Kaye
    Neal Kaye   2 weeks ago

    I would guess that if I bought a new car and drove it 100K miles and used either of the two oils, and changed the oil per the car manufactures recommended time interval, in both cases the engine would be in virtually the same condition, no matter which oil I used..

  • Ben White
    Ben White   2 weeks ago

    I would love to see 20W-50 motorcycle engine oil: Shaffers, AMSOIL, Lucas w/moly, Mobil 1, & Harley Syn3

  • almc2242
    almc2242   2 weeks ago

    Which is the best oil for turbo engines? Since Turbo has become the standard with car enthusiastics I know that a lot of tuners would like to know. I guess the problem is, how to test them.

  • mirec porubiak
    mirec porubiak   2 weeks ago

    a u nás takto na motorový olej https://recenzie123.sk/kde-sa-vlastne-tie-motorove-oleje-vyrabaju/

  • Felipe
    Felipe   2 weeks ago

    Video suggestion: to evaluate PEAK oils. Here in Brazil we're starting to have them oh the shelfs, specially in AutoZone stores.

  • Jim Mahaffey
    Jim Mahaffey   2 weeks ago

    Worked in a company owned maintenance shop that used a lot of Schaefer products as the manager thought they were top quality. The other mechanics told me they were not impressed and in fact they thought the performance was below average. My opinion was like theirs after evaluation of two years.

  • massey706
    massey706   2 weeks ago

    Can you test Motorcraft full synthetic?

  • Roy Mariano
    Roy Mariano   3 weeks ago

    Regarding your bearing wear lubricity tester, could you please include a control bearing that shows wear after a dry run using NO oil. Thanks.

  • coolio crib
    coolio crib   3 weeks ago

    When oil is old and you have only done 5000 miles, are there any additives you can add to get the viscosity more runny again? Eg adding parafin or spirit or similar?

  • Kevin Lamarr
    Kevin Lamarr   4 weeks ago

    The two are really good in heavy trucks and machinery. I wonder how the grease would compare under pressure like a fifth wheel , ujoint or tie rod?

  • K Wright
    K Wright   1 months ago

    So which oil won the best overall championship? I can't find out how Schaeffer's did against Redline and the others.Side note... I've used Schaeffer's in both my supercharged vehicles for over 3 years. I love it!

  • Adam Baros
    Adam Baros   1 months ago

    Could you test the lubricate after its cooked

  • VAL CH74
    VAL CH74   1 months ago

    I use Mobile 1 motor oil 20 years its the best no problem.

  • MrWhite
    MrWhite   1 months ago

    Wow what a expensive video good job💪🏻

  • Danial Pham
    Danial Pham   1 months ago

    Guess that bearing grinding against other metal is supposed to similate what a piston does inside an engine block?

  • HDstreetshark
    HDstreetshark   1 months ago

    V twin guys love talking about oil, you should do a bunch of 20w-50 motor oils.

  • Randee Cate
    Randee Cate   1 months ago

    Ive been using Schaeffer's for years. Never paid $13 a quart. I think the most Ive paid was $8.50.

  • neutrodyne
    neutrodyne   1 months ago

    Is recycled motor oil as good as non- recycled motor oil? That would make a good video. An example would be like this: Is Valvoline NextGen™ as good as Valvoline conventional?

  • Jon Pool
    Jon Pool   1 months ago

    In real word use in an engine the different is so negligible that there's statistical no difference with the oils

  • Roussos Petroulakis
    Roussos Petroulakis   2 months ago

    Great videos! Keep them coming! Can you do a test of full synthetic oil compared to conventional oil, regarding fuel economy?

  • Jan Sauls
    Jan Sauls   2 months ago

    Just buy Mobil 1 5-quart at Walmart for $28 and change it regularly and I guarantee you will never see any difference in engine longevity

  • R Robins
    R Robins   2 months ago

    The wagons that left St Louis headed west on the Oregon trail had Schaeffers grease for axle/ wheel grease.

  • Ovidiu Hopirtean
    Ovidiu Hopirtean   2 months ago

    And that's why they use Schaeffer's Full Synthetic Oil in F1, WTCC, NASCAR and all motosport instead of MOBIL 1 !!

  • Josh Knight
    Josh Knight   2 months ago

    have you ever tested SEF 4cycle and 2cycle oil

  • AJ C
    AJ C   2 months ago

    Can’t believe how Mobil 1 was destroyed. Didn’t even make it through the first round... wow