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Pressure washer oil
I took this picture of my power washer so it's easy to explain the oil.
The oil is different for engine and pump.
The pump oil is 20 or 30 weight non-detergent. SAE20 or SAE30 motor oil. The level of the oil comes up about half way. There is a plastic viewport on side of pump ... oil comes up half way on viewport.
The engine oil is 10W30 motor oil. It comes up about half way or a bit more on dipstick.
To remove oil from pressure washer, do not turn engine on it's side or turn engine upside down or motor oil will run into the carburetor. You might wonder how I know that. Afterward, the carburetor needs to be cleaned out.
To remove oil, you can tip engine to the side but not so much that oil runs up into top part ... to remove the rest of the oil, you can use a plastic hose
Posted on Oct 19, 2010
You dont EVER wanna.turn an engine upside down or on its side etc...keep engine in proper position.and use what the maunfactuer put in, called a.drain plug! There is a reason why engineers develope these methods. If you.flip,turn an engine over you risk damaging the engine by oil seeping through the crankcase etc, do it right,remove the drain plug and let it.drain until a there is no more oil coming from the plug. Replace drain plug and replenish oil. Do it that way and you wont have to worry about cleaning the carb, believe me you DONT want oil in the carb!!! Disregard solution number one besides the oil to be used thats correct
Posted on Feb 17, 2013
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