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Oil plug blew off top of metal housing during use

My son (in another part of town) was using my Troy Bilt pressure washer - 3000 psi - 7 HP, for a while and noticed at one point that oil was spewing out of a threaded hole on the top metal casing, not the oil fill or drain holes.
Apparently it blew off the cap that seals this threaded hole.
I had just changed the oil and felt that I had not overfilled.
Any ideas why this happened?

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  • firehead May 11, 2010

    Is this the oil fr the engine or for the pump?

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The only times Ihave seen this happen is when the pump seals were on the way out and water is pressurising the pump.the other thing that comes to mind ,you said you had just changed the oil , did you use non foaming oil? if not theoil will expand as it aereates but then it cenrerally looks milky but is does come out the breather etc

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