Don't Buy Dollar Store Oil
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Ever thought about putting dollar store oil in your engine? Are you the type of person who takes risks, or thinks expensive oil is all marketing hype? Well today we are going to put dollar store oil to the test.
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  • Donut Media
    Donut Media

    Some of you guys correctly called me out for not giving the additives (i.e. Molybdenum) appropriate credit. They’re a small percentage of the volume but I believe do make a real difference in the performance of the name-brand oil, it’s just really complex and outside the scope of what I could manage to test for a quick video like this. I’m going to see if we can figure out a way to really hone in on and test these in a future video. - Jer

    • DysphoricSmile

      Dude, you never COMPARED the dollar store oil to GOOD oil - so why shouldn't we buy it again - as long as it meets the engine's spec??

    • Ash King
      Ash King

      James I literally throw 200 dollars into my saving account each week so to hope one day I'll buy my dream car. I'm sorry but big foot soap isnt in the budget. Love Dounut though. Great channel.

    • MrKushinator420

      dude, wtf? Around 4:50 you misspell "sulfur" twice, differently. Once as "sulfer", and once as "salfur". Even your captions don't make this mistake. Get a better editor - hell, are you hiring? That's some middle school level mistake. TWICE. I could do a much better spellcheck job than whatever clown you have running it.

    • Martin Seidl
      Martin Seidl

      It also has high fructose corn syrup

    • Sujendran Nair Theywaharen
      Sujendran Nair Theywaharen

      Malaysia's got Petronas' line of engine lubricants.

  • Trepidity Trepidity
    Trepidity Trepidity

    Should have added lunch thief caption too

  • Airsoft Prodigy Jake
    Airsoft Prodigy Jake

    Donut, you guys are awesome but don't push your religion onto me, it didn't take "millions of billions" of years for oil to be made, first off there's no way to tell the age of anything that died before us unless it's birthday is known, next, when animals die, they don't fossilize unless buried, the only way animals get buried in nature is by floods, now having mass amounts of fossils is a good indication of a world wide flood at some point, I could keep going but hopefully you understand my point

  • Eunice Reeves
    Eunice Reeves

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  • Dettlaff Insomniac
    Dettlaff Insomniac

    Motul 300v ftw!

  • cool_snipers

    Bro while watching this I got a penzoil ad

  • Patrick Carrillo
    Patrick Carrillo

    Personally I'm a Mobil 1 kind of guy But that's just me

  • Reuben Stern
    Reuben Stern

    The origins of oil is a bit of a rabbit hole. Some say no one knows how it appears and some people say the earth is a living being and oil is it's blood. Some say Russian oil wells refill because they don't use detergent and mine sensibly whilst the west uses detergent to get the last dregs which stops the well from refilling... which is why some people think it's made by a microbe. The more you know eh...

  • Reuben Stern
    Reuben Stern

    If I used cheap oil... or even slightly wrong oil my car would swear and me. It's a VTEC.

  • Roostertailin'3000

    Someone got some ideas from Project Farm😂😂

  • arthur m
    arthur m

    Pennzoil for life

  • Cody Kamminga
    Cody Kamminga

    Any oil is better than no oil

  • Irishhockey

    That’s like buying a 1$ steak from dollar tree

  • Mike Dier
    Mike Dier

    Tbh Dr Squatch is actually pretty great soap

  • Jason Antonucci
    Jason Antonucci

    jeremy looks like tom delonge

  • Danyal A.
    Danyal A.

    I do not understand how you could possibly sell engine oil at $1 and still make a profit.

  • braden



    also, whats salfur? Sulphur?


    Cheap oil has it's purposes, all depends on what car/engine/mileage/use.

  • k

    AKA, Made in China

  • hawkeye fighter
    hawkeye fighter

    rip off of project farm

  • Nolan Howe - DCHS 2024
    Nolan Howe - DCHS 2024

    i love how he says oil like “orial”

  • TrumpForPresident 2020
    TrumpForPresident 2020

    Fire this man his videos are useless

  • Edson Torres
    Edson Torres

    If I get a Ford Tempo I will use Dollar Tree engine oil.

  • Binod Dhakal
    Binod Dhakal

    There is a channel called Project Farm on UZload. The testing process on this video is completely ripped off from that channel. Make something original or give the chanmel some credit.

  • Andreas Costa
    Andreas Costa

    2:22 did break your collarbone?

  • Potardo

    Hearing Project Farm in my head going "We're gonna test that"

  • Orlando Gonzalez
    Orlando Gonzalez

    Donut, what are you smoking? You didn't even give any good reasons as to why I shouldn't buy Dollar Store Oil. Yes, you did seem to give overall good info on what oil is, how it's processed, and other things, but you didn't do any strong testing about how it actually performs inside of an engine compared to Vavelone oil. As a matter of fact, why did you suddenly go and test the oil qualities on the team's cars? That has nothing to do with determining if Dollar Store Oil is good or not. I'm sorry if I'm being harsh, but these things need to be called out because it's basic common sense.

  • Allen Manor
    Allen Manor

    Are the misspellings in your animations intentional? Sulfer? Aditive?

  • RoadsideRootbeer

    liqui moly is literally the greatest thing you can do to your car, ive used it in all my cars, and my family's cars over the years, and I've only seen improvement. I used to be a big pennzoil guy, but after moly i cant go back.

  • samsung 21126
    samsung 21126

    Can't wait until the crude oil runs out so they can finally stop ruining the planet

  • robert paulsen
    robert paulsen

    Check out Project Farm if you guys want to see oil brand comparisons with a bunch of brands. I notice the tests are pretty similar to the Project Farm tests

  • David

    That’s was a hard video to make. Good job!!! Love it!!

  • Jack Watters
    Jack Watters

    Valvoline, yuck

  • Kyler Sims
    Kyler Sims

    Mobil 1 all the way!

  • Joseph Davis
    Joseph Davis

    Oil is cheap enough that you shpuld never be forced to go with the dollar brand. Your car need the proper unless you want costly fixes not that far down the road.

  • tyler coloton
    tyler coloton

    I never knew you could buy this stuf there

  • Fahri Ali
    Fahri Ali

    he definitely makes engineering lesson more interesting

  • Pete DiCapua
    Pete DiCapua

    Do I have the dirtiest oil? NOPE!

  • Ian Holmquist
    Ian Holmquist

    What i want to know is where can you buy fruit stripe gum? I used to love that when I was a littlun.

  • sk8punk318

    Man you ain't no "Project Farm"!

  • Rod Wallace
    Rod Wallace

    I don't know why but his accent is bothering me.

  • MB Taber
    MB Taber

    You guys need to learn how to spell sulfur correctly. @04:50 you spell it sulfer, then @05:02 you spell it salfur.

  • 209CALI* *
    209CALI* *

    Sounds like he's adding a R to oil

  • Caleb Ryan
    Caleb Ryan

    How can you work at a car media place and drive a Prius wtf

  • shoopnooop

    The bad thing is that this channel just went like "this oil has the certification logo but we'll disregard the fact that we can ACTUALLY look up the specific oil and see if it is actually certified" what?

  • JustJulian

    Only as a last resort to make it home because you somehow lost a bunch of oil

  • Remi Ramos
    Remi Ramos

    So is that Walmart brand synthetic oil any good?

  • Ingihan Mamut
    Ingihan Mamut

    #ProjectFarm anyone?

  • nhunjnhnjkhnkjnhn

    what does your manufacturer say? if they says semi synthetic A3/C1 oil (that cheap 1 dollar stuff or cheaper) is good, then it's good., whatever valvuline is irrelivant

  • Alex zoom
    Alex zoom

    Oof for Nolan

  • The Zone
    The Zone

    Almost 3x the average moly...which is fantastic. That's not a cheap adatives. This oil looks good for the price and seems to beat the valvoline conventional it most values.

  • Kris Michalsky
    Kris Michalsky

    This is actually showing more of a GOOD REASON to buy dollar store oil. Guys, guys, guys.... Most all oils, even stupid Supertech, is made by the big oil companies, just with less additives and other packages. Why? To hit a certain price point. Can you run dollar store oil for a normal 5,000 mile oil change, fvck yes you can. Do most people do this, NO. Why? They don't trust the oil, so they still spend the cost of say like Mobil One, and run with that for their recommended oil change interval. Do I use dollar store oil, fvck no. Why? An oil change these days only costs around $30 and that is using full synthetic oil, which has been proven to be better than conventional oil which only costs a few dollars less. Thank you drive thru!!! :-) Just make sure the oil has the little API "Donut" and you'll be good. See what I did there, see, see??

  • True

    I thought his name was Dr. Workaholic lmao

  • Lisimba Chioke Jahi Yazid
    Lisimba Chioke Jahi Yazid

    Does this mean I can use $1 store oil with 3rd party additives (Lucas, Mystery, Purple, etc.) and get similar protection as straight Valvoline, Pennzoil, etc?

  • Jokerman1215

    Oh hey look at that. They did the sample date on my birthday 😁

  • Joshuar Jöcks
    Joshuar Jöcks

    That's the good Thing in Germany. When the package says 5w 40 It is 5w 40 because it's heavily regulated

  • J Williams
    J Williams

    Dude hasn’t had his drugs yet today you can tell hahaha😂

  • Martin Ramos
    Martin Ramos

    So you basically gave no real reasons to not use dollar oil. In fact, you actually gave reasons to START USING dollar oil!!! It's just as good as valvaline oil, meaning that it actually ISN'T the best oil. You totally destroyed your own reason and video title in this one. Disappointing.

  • Alex Gallardo
    Alex Gallardo

    Donut Media is starting to make videos strangely similar to @projectfarm (Project Farm did it first).

  • Muranaman

    Project farm tests XD

  • Scoot Scoot
    Scoot Scoot

    We just use dollar store oil as chain lube! 🤠


    It’s good stuff to flush tho

  • rjcass33

    Base oils: Canola oil Vegetable oil Essential oils Baby oil Motor oil

  • Haile Yuen
    Haile Yuen

    Why has b2b turned into great value science garage?

  • Jorge Santos
    Jorge Santos

    I am sorry Donut, but the most important in the USA is to FOLLOW THE MANUFACTURER instructions and CHANGE your FILTER and OIL (like Scotty said "oil is cheap, engine not). About the quality of the oils, that is a job delegated in API. The best oil for normal daily use is ANY synthetic oil. L love your your shows guys, especially Money Pit. MORE POWER BB!!!!

  • bobiseverywhere

    If you want a fun and easy to understand oil comparison check out Project Farm and his oil testing. He has some great videos and tries to come up with ways that us as consumers can test out product marketing claims or performance and compare brands and so forth.

  • Clay Ferguson
    Clay Ferguson

    4:48 I’m just convinced that the guys who do the graphics just can’t spell anything, it’s sulfur

    • Clay Ferguson
      Clay Ferguson

      5:11 ok where the fuck did they get salfur from

  • JustJake

    I think you were severely misinformed about how oil is created under the earth. 1. It doesn't need millions of years, uniformitarians have clearly got you there. You just need lots of pressure over a short amount of time to create oil. It's possible to do in the lab.

  • Andrei ierdnA
    Andrei ierdnA

    The title of this video should have been "Don't Buy Conventional Valvoline"

  • Shards of Ass
    Shards of Ass

    Is it donut or project farm? 😂

  • Michael Grossman
    Michael Grossman

    "Don't buy dollar stor orl" I heard orl, orial, roral and oil rarely. Dude oil isn't hard to say. There is no r in oil, sorry to be nitpicky but this is an oil episode Pronunciation: Oy•yal but one syllabi I formatted it into 2 to be easier to read.

  • Omp Omp Cat
    Omp Omp Cat

    Pennzoil has good commercials

  • rayford21

    Screw Donut Media and their long pre-show advertising. Bye

  • Samuelfish

    So basically, Valvoline oil sucks ass.

  • bildough

    Is this project farm? Lol

  • Jameson Hardcastle
    Jameson Hardcastle

    That dr squatch add was better than the ones they produce!!! Loved it!!!

  • Zachary Redmon
    Zachary Redmon

    Amsoil or bust

  • Jeff Lee
    Jeff Lee

    theres only one full synthetic oil and its made by pennzoil

  • Tropic Nebraska
    Tropic Nebraska

    *Amsoil bros have entered the chat*

  • I_Choose_You

    Of course the Toyota and Lexus would be on top 🤙

  • Darkdracox

    Jeremiah is my favorite host on donuts now 🤭

  • ——-——-

    Penzoil ultra platinum is the best motor oil you can buy in stores. Amsoil is a bit better, but not enough to justify the price increase and difficulty to buy.

  • spacegangsta

    What IS the reason for not buying the $1 oil? Did I miss it?

  • Abdul-Rahman IsAwesome
    Abdul-Rahman IsAwesome

    Lol did he just call me a oil hoe?

  • vdubn88

    Liqui Moly all day everyday.

  • william staten
    william staten

    Video compromised by sponsor

  • Steve Walker
    Steve Walker

    A great video. Well done guys.

  • Weekend warrior garage? Do it yourself
    Weekend warrior garage? Do it yourself

    Hey why didn’t you test AMSOIL LOL

  • Ricardo Pesenti
    Ricardo Pesenti

    5:01 *Sulfur.

  • Ricardo Pesenti
    Ricardo Pesenti

    3:48 that animation is so bad xD Sorry. They are the same! Heavy Hydrocarbons are heavy because they are longer chains, which makes them higher boiling.

  • Ste Flo
    Ste Flo

    Shot are you kidding me I had to spend $8 a quart on some joe shmo oil

  • Gauixiuz

    If my car has 250 hursepurse disel german power i can run on that 99c oil no problem! Aint nothing wrong with that.

  • Gauixiuz

    SKIP to 2:02 you can thank me later.

  • Octane Street
    Octane Street

    Whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa... Whose early S197 is that at 15:01 ? I know Nolan used to have one but he sold it, so who owns that Beaut?! Haha #S197Gang EDIT: Oh you show it seconds later hehe. I thought he sold his Mustang a while back? Damn. Stoked that he still has it :)

  • Sergio Martinez
    Sergio Martinez

    So what's the verdict on dollar oil?

  • James Stotz
    James Stotz

    someone at donut watches project farm.

  • xxinsufficiency


  • Dalton Michaels
    Dalton Michaels

    There's really only a few manufacturers of base oils. Chances are even this dollar store oil shares a lot in common with whatever oil you believe to be the gold standard is made from. The main difference will be the additives package they add to the base oil. Which does make a big difference but not always for the better. There is a lot of myths about engine oil and not alot of hard science to sift out the BS. however i find this tech article extremely helpful.

  • Pikachulova7

    Song around 13:00?