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Project Farm tests Amazon Basics Syn Oil #5008145
02/11/19 04:03 PM
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Just watched this on YouTube, and considering how many posts and questions there have been on here about Amazon Basics over the past couple of months, I thought I'd share. Not fully comprehensive, but does definitely give a good idea of how it handles extreme temperatures.



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Re: Project Farm tests Amazon Basics Syn Oil [Re: SirTanon] #5008170
02/11/19 04:33 PM
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Not sure if he did this intentionally, but it seems a little unfair to test 2 synthetics against a conventional. I bet Valvoline synth would perform closer to the M1 and the Amazon.


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Re: Project Farm tests Amazon Basics Syn Oil [Re: RF Overlord] #5008177
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Originally Posted by RF Overlord
Not sure if he did this intentionally, but it seems a little unfair to test 2 synthetics against a conventional. I bet Valvoline synth would perform closer to the M1 and the Amazon.

I think his goal was most likely to be able to compare it to both a highly-respected name-brand synthetic and a brand-name conventional, to see where it fell in between the two.


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Re: Project Farm tests Amazon Basics Syn Oil [Re: SirTanon] #5008183
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Having the amazonbasics be the only high mileage oil is also a bit strange to me, but probably doesn't matter all that much.
At least they are all 10W30s.


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Re: Project Farm tests Amazon Basics Syn Oil [Re: SirTanon] #5008239
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The point to take may be that just about any reputable motor oil is fine. At some point we are splitting hairs. Tests of synthetic v conventional in the 1980s had samples turning solid at those low temps.

Re: Project Farm tests Amazon Basics Syn Oil [Re: SirTanon] #5008273
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amazon blended by warren aka super-tech maybe, of course an oil blender can taylor any blend for price as well as performance, interesting for sure but is the amazon a thinner 10W as we know there is a range in centistokes for any said oil viscosity

Re: Project Farm tests Amazon Basics Syn Oil [Re: SirTanon] #5008287
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While everything I've seen would indicate that the Amazon oil is just fine, I have to wonder how much they're selling of it. I mean, sure, WE know it's ok, but your average person is not going to associate Amazon with motor oil, and I doubt any oil change shops will be stocking it, unless Amazon wants to expand into that market as well.

Re: Project Farm tests Amazon Basics Syn Oil [Re: SirTanon] #5008296
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The Amazon oil says available in one to two months. If you need to change your oil now you will have to get something else.


Cannot see signatures any longer so it doesn’t matter.
Re: Project Farm tests Amazon Basics Syn Oil [Re: SirTanon] #5008502
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Blah blah blah. It's supertech in an Amazon bottle and is sufficient. Just cheaper and more readily available at Walmart.

Re: Project Farm tests Amazon Basics Syn Oil [Re: benjy] #5008507
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Originally Posted by benjy
amazon blended by warren aka super-tech maybe, of course an oil blender can taylor any blend for price as well as performance, interesting for sure but is the amazon a thinner 10W as we know there is a range in centistokes for any said oil viscosity


Back when the Dexos lists were on line, the Supertech shared various licence numbers with other oil from low tier brands...clearly same oil, different bottle.


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Re: Project Farm tests Amazon Basics Syn Oil [Re: Shannow] #5008546
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Originally Posted by Shannow
Originally Posted by benjy
amazon blended by warren aka super-tech maybe, of course an oil blender can taylor any blend for price as well as performance, interesting for sure but is the amazon a thinner 10W as we know there is a range in centistokes for any said oil viscosity


Back when the Dexos lists were on line, the Supertech shared various licence numbers with other oil from low tier brands...clearly same oil, different bottle.

Somebody on here tracked the lists down in their new spot (not me)...
https://www.gmdexos.com/owner/brands/index.html

I posted a thread a while back about amazonbasics, MAG 1, Supertech, and other 5W30 synths having the same d1G2 license.
https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/4983255/dexos1-gen-2-license-d10386hg025


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Re: Project Farm tests Amazon Basics Syn Oil [Re: PimTac] #5008615
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Originally Posted by PimTac
The Amazon oil says available in one to two months. If you need to change your oil now you will have to get something else.


Like Supertech the same stuff different label.


make the inside of your engine oil cap white.
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Re: Project Farm tests Amazon Basics Syn Oil [Re: SirTanon] #5008672
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ON, Canada eh?
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Did you see the difference in wear scars. hide

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Re: Project Farm tests Amazon Basics Syn Oil [Re: SirTanon] #5008760
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Honestly hard to go wrong with the stuff at the price point

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B...;linkId=971af1eb917a3b38c53b721a8f824998

:dunno:

Re: Project Farm tests Amazon Basics Syn Oil [Re: SirTanon] #5008762
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I enjoyed the video though

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