Question about Honda Pressure Washer PSI 3000
What weight of oil for gx340 pressure washer?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Pressure washers work under very dirty conditions, no wonder they encounter engine problems. Here are a few pointers from a former pressure pump tech. The unloader is a source of engine overloading however this can easily be checked with a pressure guage attached to the gun with a tee fitting having the guage and the normal tip used for the unit. The pressure should never rise over rated pressure. The pressure should drop considrably when trigger is released. The life of the pump and engine can be increased by setting max pressure to 75% of rating. Most engine problems are from following conditions:
Leaking or misadjusted valves; clogged muffer /spark arrester; weak spark coil that is about to fail completely; kill switch/oil sensor wiring and or sensor mal function; gas cap not venting properly causing vacuum in tank and wet or dirty air filter.
All these problems easy to check, fastest repair is to disconnect oil sensor wire to check oil safety system. Then temp replace coil with known good coil. Loosen muffer bolts to check for clogged muffler. Temp run engine without gas cap to check for vacuum. Finally if everything fails, run the engine with carb cleaner spraying directly into the intake. If the engine continues to run with carb cleaner then the problem is fuel delivey and faulty carb. enjoy
Posted on Dec 01, 2008
it's an ex-cell pressure washer with a honda motor.
engine oil capicity: 0.61 qts(.58L)
view owner manual here:
Posted on Mar 11, 2009
On the very bottom of the motor is a square plug to drain the oil. The machine must be elevated to allow the oil to flow into a drain pan. If you don't see a square plug then look for a small 1/4 inch tube coming from the bottom of the crankcase with a hex cap on the end of it. If you cannot find either of these, then you must turn the pressure washer on its side and drain it through the same plug you fill from.
Posted on Apr 24, 2009
HI, It sounds like it is just stuck on the keyway as these can be very tight. You need to force the pump of evenly on either side and should come of if patient.
Posted on Feb 08, 2010
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where do you find parts for your power washer? I have durbilt DB1303 and the adjustable spray nozzle started leaking, i look in my owners manual and the the wed site goes to some 3rd praty site that is not helpful. and the 800# they have in the manual you have to leave a message, so does any know where to get parts please help
Posted on May 24, 2010
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