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Most pressure washer pumps use a 30w non-detergent oil. This is because most pressure washer pumps use splash lubrication. This is a process that includes rotating “dippers” that throw oil into the pistons and cylinders.
SAE 10W-30 or SAE 10W-40 are oils that are useful in both hot summer and cold winter days. For example, if you are looking to use your pressure washer and the temperatures are about 40 degrees (F) or less, SAE 10W-30 will be your failsafe option. Anything about 40 degrees, it can still be your best option.
Read More… Description: Chevron Supreme SAE 5W30 motor oil is ideal for use in pressure washers that use four-stroke gasoline engines.
The difference is the additives added to give the oil certain properties. Common additive difference between pump and regular motor oil will be: Magnesium sulfonate is used as a detergent additive for motor oil. Silicone compounds like PDMS are used as an anti-foaming agent for pump oil.
Very important: non-detergent pump oil

Detergent additives can cause the pump to malfunction over time. Never put regular motor oil into your pressure washer pump. Make sure it`s labelled as “non-detergent” oil of the grade recommended in your owner`s manual.

Is SAE 30 Oil The Same As 10W-30? No. Unlike SAE 30, SAE 10W-30 is multi grade oil. SAE 10W-30 has SAE 10W viscosity at a lower temperature and SAE 30 viscosity at a hotter operating temp.

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Oil appears to have come out of the oil filler cap. Is this a sign of overfilling the oil, or something else?
ANSWER : Id definitley say its over filled. try checking the dipstick

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I have a pressure washer that sputer when i pull the trigger. The moter sounds fine but i have pressure then nothing and i have pressure. Thank you Stu
ANSWER : How do i unclog the end of my pressure sprayer it works on low pressure but when i put it on high pressure nothing comes no water comes out.

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What type of oil to use in pressure pro 2500 – PressurePro Pressure-Pro Home Owner 2500 PSI Pressure Washer
ANSWER : Engine 10w30 hd pump is 30w non detergent

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The motor will only run when i pour gas into the carb
ANSWER : Clean the carburetor

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What oil do i use in the pump? The oil is milky and needs changing.
ANSWER : Well you can use direct recommended from Ace Hardware see link.

http://www.acehardware.com/product/index.jsp?productId=1340266

They recommend 250 hours, but i’d change more often, like you said when it’s milky. If it begins to get water in the oil sooner, that indicates your piston to crankcase seal is beginning to leak.

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I bought a troybuilt pressure washer used and i changed the motor oil and ran it maybe 5 minutes.
later i checked the oil level again and it shot out the cap and i noticed the pump oil level is also almost to the top of sight glass. Does anyone know whats wrong?
ANSWER : If you left it sit for a while & did not turn the fuel tap off,it may have flooded and therefore the oil level would have risen causing the oil to over flow.

always turn the fuel tap off when not using your pressure wahser.

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When i let off the trigger it will not start unless i take the tip off and put it back ?????
ANSWER : Check if the port is not partially blocked, if the opening is restricted, it will not start

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I think I added too much oil to my pressure washer. It lost pressure after about 20 minutes, then smoke came our where the exhaust area is. I immediately turned it off. Then I noticed oil dripping from the oil filter. What do you might have happened and what should I do?
ANSWER : Drain the oil until the proper level is reached….let the unit sit for awhile until cool and then remove spark plug and clean it….i think it should be just fine….good luck

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